Bikaner still retains the medieval splendor that pervades the city’s lifestyle. Also known as the Camel City, it is renowned for the best riding camels in the world.
Bikaner stands on a slightly raised ground and is circumscribed by a seven km long embattled wall with five gates. The magnificent forts and palaces, in reddish-pink sandstone bear testimony to its rich historical and architectural legacy. Undulating lanes and colourful bazaars make Bikaner an interesting place.
The icon of Bikaner is Junagarh Fort. Built in 1593 AD by Raja Rai Singh, it comprises of 37 palaces with pavilions, mosaic courtyards, carved balconies, kiosks and windows. The Sheesh Mahal, the Grand Durbar Hall, the 17th century Karan Mahal, the Anup Mahal and the Phool Mahal bring to life the grandeur of a bygone era. The fort museum has a rare collection of Sanskrit and Persian manuscripts and miniature paintings.
- from Bikaner
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