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Thursday, January 3, 2013

A trip to Bikaner

Bikaner, foundede by Rao Bika a decendent of Jodha. In its time it was an important stage post on the caravan trades. Bikaner has a fort to the nort-east outside the walls and the old city enclosed within its walls is still a maze of narrow irregular streets and has 5 entrance gates. 

Lalgarh Palace
Havelis & Temples
Ganga Governament Museum
National Research Center on Camels
Excursions around Bikaner
Karni Mata Temple
Devi Kund

Where you can stay
Hotel Meghsar Castle Ph: 0151-2527315;
Hotel Padmini Niwas Ph: 0151-2522794;
Hotel Palace View Ph: 0151-2543625;
Hotel Jaswant Bhawan Ph: 0151-2548848;
Bhairon Vilas Ph: 0151-2544751;
Hotel Desert Winds Ph: 0151-2542202;
Bhanwar Niwas Ph: 0151-2540201;
Laxmi Niwas Palace Ph: 0151-2202777;

Where you can eat
Laxmi Hotel(Veg. thalis) Station rd.
Amber (Veg) Station rd.
Suraj restaurent (thali) Rani Bazaar
Laxmi Niwas Garden Restaurent (veg and non-veg North Indian) mains
Gallops (veg and non-veg Indian Chinese tandoori) opp.Junagarh Fort

What you can do
Camel Rides are a rave here
Taste the assortment of namkeens Bikaner is famous for.
Shopping : Artistic Painting Miniatures.

Getting there and away:
Buses are available from Udaipur, Ajmer, Jaipur, Sikar, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Agra and even Delhi.
Trains are available from Jaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer.

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