Bikaner - Situated in the north of the desert state of Rajasthan,Bikaner is dotted with scores of sand dunes. Bikaner retains the medieval grandeur that permeates the city's lifestyle. More readily called the camel country, the city is distinguished for the best riding camels in the world and hence boasts of having one of the largest Camel research and breeading farm in the world. The history of Bikaner dates back to 1488 when a Rathore prince, Rao Bikaji founded his kingdom. Modern Bikaner is the result of the foresight of its most eminent ruler Maharaja Ganga Singh (1887 1943) whose reformative zeal set the pace for Bikaner transformation from a principality to a premier princely state. Places to visit in Bikaner include Junagarh Fort and Museum, and the Camel breeding Farm, located just a few kilometers away from the city.
Located just a few minutes from the city centre, the Heritage Resort is a good value for money accommodation option in the desert city of Bikaner. The Heritage Resort has 50 airconditioned, and well appointed rooms. Leisure facilities here include and outdoor swimming pool, and a pool table.
The Lallgarh palace is an imposing red- sand stone palace and was built by Maharaja Ganga Singhji in the memory of his father, Maharaj Lall Singhj in 1902 A.D The Lallgarh Palace is sheer poetry in sandstone and it defies the bleak and rugged reality of the Thar desert. Lallgarh Palace is a complete integrated example of Indo-Saracenic architecture, a perfect example of Sir Swinton Jacob's creations. The palace has played host to a number of dignitaries from all over the world. The Lallgarh Palace has 40 Elegantly appointed regal rooms with all modern day comforts and facilities. Leisure facilities here include a swimming pool, and a billiard's table.