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Bikaner
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Bikaner was founded in 1488 by the Rathore prince Bika, eldest son of Rao Jodha of Marwar. The town is situated directly on the ancient caravan routes which used to link west and central asia and North India. This place is still a major point of trade activities. The city is famous for tha hand knotted carpets, Papad, Namkin, Bhujia and Spongy Rasgullas.

 
Places of interest
 
Junagarh Fort

This fort was constructed by Raja Rai Singh during 1589a- 1594.This ia one the few forts in India that still unconquered. The major portions of the fort are Anup Mahal, Ganga Niwas, Durbar Hall, Har Mandir, Gaj Mandir, Sheesh Mahal, Karan Mahal, Phool Mahal, Chandra Mahal, Chini Burj etc. The interiors and sculpted stones of the palace with golden leaf painting are worth visiting this place.

 
 
Lalgarh Palace, Bikaner

This is one of the architectural masterpiece in red sandstone built by Maharaja Ganga Singh in the memory of his father Maharaja Lal Singh. The palace is beautifully decorated with lattice and filigree work. The sprawling lawns with blooming flowers and dancing peacocks make it a great place with royal effects. Now the Part of the palace has been converted into a heritage hotel and a museum known as Shri Sadul Museum.

 
 
Ganga Golden Jubilee Museum

It is one of the best museums in Rajasthan offering the richest collections of terra-cotta ware, weapons, miniature paintings of Bikaner school and coins, royal costumes, ornaments, ancient statues etc. There one can fine the great masterpieces of Harappan civilization, Gupta and Kushan era and sculptures of the late classical time.

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