Day 4: Jaisalmer to Bikaner (Drive)
In the morning, proceed to the next destination-Bikaner. A vast expanse of glistening desert, the city lies in the northern region of the state. It was founded by the Rathore Prince- Rao Bikaji in 1488 AD. Famous for Camel Safaris, it boasts of the world’s largest Camel research and breeding farm.
After reaching Bikaner, take a trip to the massive Junagarh Fort. The fort was built in 1593 AD by Raja Rai Singh- the sixth ruler of the city. Some of the striking palaces inside the fort are Anup Mahal, Ganga Niwas and Rang Mahal. Moreover, you can discover the rich treasures of the bygone era in the museum.
Thereafter, visit the Laxmi Niwas Palace, an erstwhile residence of the former ruler- Maharaja Ganga Singh. It is a wonderful example of Indo-Saracenic style and now serves as a luxury hotel.
Thereafter, also visit the National Research Center on Camel. Spread over an area of more than 2000 acres, it is one of its kinds in Asia. While spending your time here, you can enrich your knowledge about Camel, the famous ‘Ship of the Desert’. The centre also has a camel museum that throws light on the developmental aspects of the research work.