Camel Safari :
Since the sun can get very hot in desert, the best times for a camel safari
are in the morning and evening, even in the cooler winter months. Such
safaris are usually run by professional outfits who hire raikas, the camel
keepers who are adapt at finding the best routes and water holes in the
desert, and navigate almost by instinct guided, of course, by the position
of the stars at night.
Bikaner has attained popularity for items stitched out of camel hide which
includes belts, wallets, bags, and Jutties (footwear) etc. Camel and sheep
wool woven carpets and woolen items can be purchased from here. Bikaner is
rich in jewelery and has a unique style. It is famous for enameled form of
jeweler that is known as Kundan. Also worth buying are 'Nokha Quilts', known
for light weight and better insulation. Beautiful cotton fabrics including
sanganeri prints, tie & dies, paintings, embroidered shoes etc. are the
best buys for women.
Places To Visit :
Junagarh Fort -
One of the most imposing forts of northern India-- Junagarh Fort-- has
remained unconquered till date. This fort was built in 15th century by one
of the most able and trusted generals of Akbar, Raja Rai Singh.
Lalgarh Palace -
Designed by a Britisher for Maharaja Ganga Singh, this palace displays a
magnificent blend of oriental and European style. The imposing red sandstone
monument is designed by Sir Swinton Jacob for Maharaja Ganga Singh.
The Ganga Golden Jubilee Temple -
It is one of the best in Rajasthan, houses an interesting collection of
sculptures, terracotta ware, paintings and also musical instruments.
The Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary -
It is 32 kms away and located on the Jaisalmer road. Bluebull, chinkara and
black buck can be found. There are flocks of imperial sand grouse too.
Accomodation in Bikaner