Planning a vacation that is a bit different from the usual? Look no further than the state of Rajasthan for an unforgettable and fun-filled trip. With its beautiful cities and rich heritage, the state promises an eventful holiday. And what better way to start the year than by visiting the Bikaner Camel Festival? This two-day event is a wholesome experience with myriad activities, competitions, and performances.
The Bikaner Camel Festival will be held on the 12th and 13th of January, 2019. It begins at 8 am on the 12th and at 10 am on the 13th and concludes at 8:30 pm on both days. You can enjoy regional cuisine, including milk sweets and tea made with camel milk, along with plenty of local dishes that are sure to titillate your taste buds.
The Camel Festival will conclude with a vibrant and fun firework display that lights up the Bikaner night sky.
History of Bikaner
The city of Bikaner was founded in AD 1488 by Bika, the Rathore prince of Marwar. Surrounded by the Great Indian Desert, Bikaner was built on ancient caravan routes linking Central and West Asia to North India. The city’s location made it a prosperous centre of trade in its heyday.
The influence of the city’s vivid culture is visible even today. To get a taste of its traditions, check out the various things to do in Bikaner. Famous across the country for its camel rides, Bikaner also has many beautiful temples and forts to explore. The local markets offer unique items that can be found nowhere else. Be sure to experience all this while on your trip.
Bikaner Camel Festival
This annual event is devoted to the rugged animal that not only survives the harsh desert conditions but also faithfully assists the native population. This weekend event starts with a camel safari for tourists, after which the ceremonial procession is held at Junagarh Fort.
An array of camel games and races, cultural events, puppet shows, folk dance performances, cultural competitions followed by prize ceremonies, and many more events are organised as part of the Bikaner festival.
About 80% of India’s camels are native to Rajasthan and thus they have had a deep cultural impact on the lives of the locals. Experience a ride on the ‘ship of the desert’ and witness the golden sand dunes of the Thar. The cathartic ride through the desert cannot be described or given justice through mere words. It is an unforgettable experience.
This architectural marvel is sure to captivate you with its brilliant craftsmanship of the olden days. The fort will take you back in time as the various parts of the palace – Phool Mahal, Badal Mahal, and Hawa Mahal – stand true to the exquisite design that is indigenous to Bikaner.
Shopping The markets in Bikaner truly reflect the unique culture of the area through the variety of products sold there. They offer products made from camel hide, along with beautiful woollen carpets, clothing, wooden antiques, and artworks that are a speciality of the city. Bikaner is truly a shopper’s paradise.
When visiting Bikaner, you definitely won’t be treated as anything less than royalty. Club Mahindra resorts in Rajasthan promise to do so as well. You can choose from any of the Club Mahindra resorts in Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, and Udaipur – to make your vacation more lavish and enjoyable. Spacious and comfortable rooms with modern amenities and restaurants that give you a true taste of the local cuisine will leave you more than satisfied.
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