Camel Festival 2013
Bikaner
A LAND OF CAMELS
|| General Information ||
 Area 28 sq .km. Altitude: 237m
  Temperature : Summer.Mean Max.41.8o C Mean Min.28o C
  Winter Mean Max.23.2o C Mean Min.10o C Rainfall : 44 cms
  Clothing :Summer Tropical Winter Woolen
 Language :  Rajasthani, Hindi and English Best Season : October to March

Bikaner was founded in 1488 AD , by the Rathore prince,Bika,the liveliest and most enterprising son of Rao Jodha of Marwar.The harsh desert surrounds this rich city, no doubt few could gather courage to venture into this part of the globe. Situated directly on the ancient caravan routes which linked West/Central Asia and North India,made Bikaner a flourishing trade centre in the medieval period.It was then known as Jangaldesh and was coveted by Gurjar-Pratihars,Chauhans and the Bhatis.

The fortified town still preserves the aura of medieval times,as it is protected by harsh desert and remained untouched by outside influence. The city is an exercise in architecture, one gapes in awe at the embattled wall with ornate gates.The lofty houses with excellent carvings still survive averring to the craftsmanship and prosperity of the people.

Camel Festival 2013

The enlightened ruler Maharaja Ganga Singh (1880 – 1943 AD), is remembered for his work towards upliftment of the locals and constructing the Gang Canal for irrigating the arid land. Now Bikaner treasures the precious Himalayan waters which comes through the Canal.The town is also famous for delicacies like Rasgullas, Bhujias and Papads. It has become a big wool production center, and has a unique Camel Research Farm.

CAMEL FESTIVAL, BIKANER: 26TH TO 28TH January, 2013
PROGRAM SHEET

TIME EVENT VENUE
26TH JANUARY 2013, SATURDAY
12:00 Noon INAUGURATION Village Ladera Mela Ground
12:00-1:30 pm Kho-Kho Competition (Men) Village Ladera Mela Ground
1:30 – 3:00 pm Kho-Kho Competition (Women) Village Ladera Mela Ground
3:00 – 3:30 pm Women Matka Race Competition Village Ladera Mela Ground
3:30 – 4:15 pm Women Musical Chair Comp. Village Ladera Mela Ground
5:00 – 7:00 pm Grand Cultural Program Village Ladera Mela Ground
7:00 – 8:00 pm Fire Dance Village Ladera Mela Ground
27TH JANUARY 2013, SUNDAY
12:00 – 1:30 pm Villagers’ Wrestling Competition Village Ladera Mela Ground
1:30 – 3:00 pm Villagers’ Kabaddi Competition Village Ladera Mela Ground
3:00 – 3:30 pm Women Matka Fod Competition Village Ladera Mela Ground
3:30 – 4: 00 pm Dune Race Competition Village Ladera Mela Ground
4:00 – 5:00 pm Camel Race Competition Village Ladera Mela Ground
5:00 – 7:00 pm Grand Cultural Program Village Ladera Mela Ground
7:00 – 8:00 pm Fire Dance Village Ladera Mela Ground
28TH JANUARY 2013, MONDAY
12:00 – 1:30 pm Ceremonial Procession Rajiv Gandhi Marg to Stadium
1:30 – 2:00 pm Camel Decoration Competition Dr Karni Singh Stadium, Bkn
2:00 – 2:30 pm Mr Bikana Competition Dr Karni Singh Stadium, Bkn
2:30 – 3:00 pm Camel Fur Cutting Competition Dr Karni Singh Stadium, Bkn
3:00 – 3:30 pm She Camel Milking Competition Dr Karni Singh Stadium, Bkn
3:30 – 4:00 pm Miss Marwan Comp (Foreigners) Dr Karni Singh Stadium, Bkn
4:00 – 4:30 pm Camel Dance Competition Dr Karni Singh Stadium, Bkn
4:30 – 5:30 pm Band Playing (Army & RAC) Dr Karni Singh Stadium, Bkn
5:30 – 7:30 pm Grand Cultural Program Dr Karni Singh Stadium, Bkn
7:30 – 8:00 pm Fire Works Dr Karni Singh Stadium, Bkn
Note:
1.
22nd – 28th Jan: Free Yoga Science Workshop at Hotel Laxmi Niwas Place by Dr Vimal Gahlot 8:00 – 9:00 am Daily

2.
Foreign Exchange mobile counter BY SBBJ BIKANER on all three days.

3.
Buses for Ladera will be available in front of Junagarh Fort. Buses for Foreign Tourists will be available at TRC (till 10:00 am).


EXHIBITIONS

a) Mehandi/Hina for Women tourists
b) Display of Making of Bajre Ki Roti

For more detail, Contact Tourists Reception Centre, Hotel Dhola Maru Campus, Bikaner
Phone: 0151-2226701, 2200811

|| Friendly Advice||
  • Visitors to Ladera Village are advised not to consume liquor, drugs and wear improper clothes.