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Bikaner's history dates back to 1488 AD when a Rajput prince Rao Bika ji a descendent of the founder of Jodhpur (1459 AD)., Rao Jodha Ji established his kingdom here. Bika Ji chose a barren land called "Jungladesh" and shaped it into an impressive city, called Bikaner after the founder's name. Archeological surveys and excavations have established beyond doubt that civilization flourished here even before the Harappa period . Excavated statues, coins and carvings of stones and clay stands as testimony to this fact.
Ever since the foundation of Bikaner till its accession into Indian Union in 1947 A.D. and there after it's integration in Rajasthan state in 30-3-1949 A.D., Bikaner has played a notable role in the history of the country. Bikaner state has produced several able Generals and warriors and distinguished Rulers and just to name of few Raja Rai Singh Ji-One of Akbar's most distinguished Generals. Another famous name is Raja Anup Singh who ascended the throne in AD 1669 a scholar and warrior. His period has been described as "the golden time of Bikaner valor and fame".
In the modern period Bikaner produced the most outstanding Ruler, namely Maharaja Ganga Singh who ruled for 56 years. He was a strong and able ruler who renovated the traditional administration, modernized the army, separated the judiciary from the executive, constructed the famous "Gang Canal" and provided a number of welfare schemes, hospitals. His son and successor Maharaja Sardul Singh, who ascended the throne in A.D. 1943, played a conspicuous role in the merger of the princely states in the Indian Union. His Nationalistic outlook shall ever be remembered by the citizens of Bikaner. His son Dr. Karni Singh made a mark in Indian politics and in the field of sports. Ever since 1952 General Elections he had been elected as member of Parliament continuously for five terms. He attained international fame in shooting arena.
At present the city is developing fast into an industrial and tourism center.
royal fortified city with a timeless appeal . Lying in the north of
the desert state , the city is dotted with many sand dunes . Bikaner
retains the medieval splendour that
pervades the city’s lifestyle . More popularly called the
camel country , the city
is renowned for the best riding camels in the world . The ship of the
desert is an inseparable part of life here . Be it pulling heavy
carts transporting grains or working on wells , camels are the prime
helpers . The wells of Bikaner – an
important source of water are other attractions of the city .
These are built on high plinths with slender minareted towers on each
of the four corners and can be noticed even from a distance .
history dates back to 1488 A.D. when a Rathore Prince , Rao Bikaji a
desendent his kingdom here
.Rao Jodhaji had five sons but Rao Bikaji was the
most enterprising of them . Bikaji chose a barren
wilderness called , “Jangladesh” and transformed it to an
impressive city , called bikaner after the founder’s name .
The Stratigic location of Bikaner on the ancient caravan routes that came from West /Central Asia . Made it a prime trade center in the times of the Yore . 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 , created with delicacy in reddish –pink sandstone , bear testimony to its rich historical and architectural legacy . Undulating lanes , colourful bazzars and bright and cheerful folks make Bikaner and interesting experience .
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Famous all over the world for it's sweets and namkeens (bhujia), the city offers over 500 years old culture and heritage, the very feel of Rajasthan.
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