BIKANER – THE SMART CITY OF RAJASTHAN

This blog is about the city Bikaner in Rajasthan, India. In the past the capital of the princely state of Bikaner, the city was founded by Rao Bika in 1488CE and from its small subdivisions it has been considered as a fourth largest city in the Rajasthan. It can be considered as a exotic beauty which attracts all kinds of                          travelers . Apart of being beautify with number of monuments , the city is the center of attraction for food lovers.

HISTORY

How the city is named as Bikaner?

Previous to the mid 15th century the region that is Bikaner, was a barren wasteland called JANGLADESH .Bikaner was established in 1488by RAO JODHA, who was the son of Maharaja Rao Jodha ,the founder of Jodhpur. His son Rao Jodha wanted to have his own kingdom from his father or the title of maharaja. He decided to form his new own kingdom which is now known as Bikaner. It had adequate spring water so, the name was attached to the city he formed and to the state of the Bikaner he established.

PAST FAMILY HISTORY

  • After the rule of Rao, bika the city was flourished under the sixth raja, Rai Singh who ruled from 1571 to 1611 .
  • Maharaja Karan Singh, who ruled from 1631 to 1639, built the Karan Mahal.
  • Anup Singh who ruled from 1669 to 1698, made substantial additions to the fort complex ,with new palaces .
  • Maharaja Gaj Singh who ruled from 1746 to 1787 ,renovate the Chandra Mahal.
  • Maharaja Surat Singh ruled from 1787 to 1828 and in very beautiful manner decorated the audience hall with glass and great.
  • Badhal Mahal popularly known as weather palace, was built by Dungar Singh who ruled from 1887 to 1943.
  • Ganga Singh’s son, the Yuvaraja of Bikaner, succeeded his father as maharaja in 1943
  • Maharaja Singh died in 1950 being succeeded in the title by his son Karni Singh (1924-1988).

The royal family still lives in a suite in Lalgarh palace which was converted into a heritage hotel.

CLIMATE

The climate is characterized by the variations in temperature. Often the summer temperature varies from 28-53 degree Celsius and winter temperature varies from -4 degree Celsius to -23 degree Celsius

PLACE OF INTERSET

JUNAGHAR FORT

BUILT AROUND 1594 CE BY RAJA RAI SINGH.

  • ALSO KNOWN AS CHITAMANI FORT.
  • THE FORT ID STUDDED WITH TEMPLES,GRAND PALACE.

 

 

LAXMI NIWAS FORT

  • BUILT BY MAHARAJA GANGA SINGH.
  • ITS STYLE IS INDO-SARCENIC.
  • DESIGNED BY BRITISH ARCHITECT SAMUEL SWINTON JACOB.

KARNI MATA TEMPEL

  • WORLD UNIQUE TEMPEL.
  • DEDICATED TO KARNI MATA
  • SITUAED AROUND 30 KMS AWAY FROM BIKANER.
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BHANDASAR JAIN TEMPEL

  1. KNOWN FOR ITS LEAF PAINTINGSAND ORANAMENTAL WORK.
  2. CONSTRUCTED BY BHANDASA OSWAL.
  3. BUILT THROUGH RED SANDSTONE WITH PAINTINGS ON WALLS.
  4. DEDICATED TO 5TH TIRTHANKARA SUMANTINATHA.



FAMOUS FOR ITS SNACK

PLACE FOR FOOD LOVERS

  • BIKANERI BHUJIA WHICH IS SOLD ALL OVER THE WORLD.

OTHER SPECIAL FOODS – LIKE BAJRE KI ROTI,DAL BAATI CHURMA,RASGULLAS, HALVAS,GULAM JAMUN, KACHORI,SAMOSA.

SHOPPING HUB

CAMEL LEATHER ARTICALS

AT LAST I WOULD LIKE TO SAY THAT BIKANER IS A PLACE WHICH MAKES YOU FEEL COMFORTABLE WITH ITS PRICES AND SERVICES. PEOPLE ARE ALSO VERY HELPFUL AND MORE ATTENTIVE. EVERYONE SHOULD  MUST VISIT THIS PLACE TO KNOW ITS HISTORICAL CULTURE BEAUTY.

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