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History of bikaner

Bikaner was a barren wilderness prior to 15th century and was known as “Jangladesh”. In 1488 Rao Bika of the Rathore clan established the city of Bikaner and it derived its name from the founder. Though it was in the Thar Desert, Bikaner was in a strategic location on the trade routes and was considered as an oasis. This enabled Rao Bika to accumulate great wealth and the city flourished. Later, the kingdom then came under the rule of the Mughals until the British took hold of it, in the 18th century. General Maharaja Ganga Singh, who ruled from 1887 to 1943, was a favourite of the British Viceroys and also very well-known and a visionary among the kings of Rajasthan. He brought economic prosperity to the city and built a number of palaces, modernized the army and even built a canal. Bikaner was the first kingdom in Rajasthan to introduce electricity, in the year 1886. The royal family still lives in the Lalgarh palace in the city, most of which has been converted into a heritage hotel.

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  • Theme of Bikaner [Heritage, Cultural]
  • You'll love Bikaner for [Desert Safari, Architecture, Art & Craft]
  • Watchout for [Heat, Humidity]
  • Best Time To Visit
    November - February
  • Altitude 794 ft. above sea level

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    Royalty In Rajasthan
    6 Nights, 7 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.19,250
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    Beautiful Rajasthan
    6 Nights, 7 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.21,000
    Per Person on twin sharing
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    Captivating Golden Triangle Tour
    8 Nights, 9 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.29,520
    Per Person on twin sharing
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    Affordable Holidays
    6 Nights, 7 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.19,250
    Per Person on twin sharing
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    Sightseeing Holidays
    7 Nights, 8 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.20,999
    Per Person on twin sharing
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    Romantic Holidays
    6 Nights, 7 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.21,000
    Per Person on twin sharing
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Places to stay in bikaner

  • Vesta Bikaner Palace
    Vesta Bikaner Palace
    Bikaner
    One night from
    Rs.2,500
  • Hotel Raj Darbar
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    Rs.3,750
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    Rs.3,530
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Popular Flights To bikaner

    • PATPatna
      BKBBikaner
    • Air India
      AI-416
    • 19:10 16:40
      1 Stop
    • 21h 30m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.6,678
    • LKOLucknow
      BKBBikaner
    • Air India
      AI-412
    • 08:55 16:40
      1 Stop
    • 07h 45m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.8,042
    • GOIGoa
      BKBBikaner
    • Air India
      AI-661
    • 05:35 16:40
      1 Stop
    • 11h 05m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.10,725
    • IDRIndore
      BKBBikaner
    • Air India
      AI-708
    • 12:20 13:20
      2 Stop
    • 25h 00m
      2 Stop
    • Rs.21,851
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bikaner Travel Talk Sharing travel experiences - one story at a time

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