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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: 09TH TO 10TH January, 2016 PROGRAM SHEET

TIME EVENT VENUE
09TH JANUARY 2016, Saturday
8:00 – 10:00 am Camel Safari & Camel Riding (Free) Raisar Village
11:30 am – 12:30 pm Ceremonial Procession Junagrah Fort to Sadul Club Ground
12:30 – 12:50 pm Inauguration Sadul Club Ground
12:50 – 1:10 pm Army Bagpiper Band Performance Sadul Club Ground
1:10 – 1:50 pm Camel Decoration Competition Sadul Club Ground
1:50 – 2:30 pm Camel Fur Cutting Competition Sadul Club Ground
2:30 – 2:50 pm RAC Band Performace Sadul Club Ground
2:50 – 3:30 pm Camel Dance Competition Sadul Club Ground
3:30 – 4:00 pm Miss Marwan Competition Sadul Club Ground
4:00 – 4:30 pm Mr Bikana Competition Sadul Club Ground
6:30 – 8:00 pm Rajasthani Cultural Program Sadul Club Ground
8:00 pm onward Fireworks Sadul Club Ground
10TH JANUARY 2016, Sunday
11:30 am – 12:00 pm Kho-kho (Exhibition Match–Men) Sadul Club Ground
12:00 – 12:30 pm Kho-kho (Exhibition Match–Women) Sadul Club Ground
12:30 – 1:00 pm Tug-of-War (Men) Sadul Club Ground
1:00 – 1:30 pm Tug-of-War (Women) Sadul Club Ground
1:30 – 2:30 pm Villagers’ Wrestling Competition Sadul Club Ground
2:30 – 3:00 pm Kabaddi (Exhibition Match) Sadul Club Ground
3:00 – 3:30 pm Safa Tying Competition Sadul Club Ground
3:30 – 3:50 pm Camel Dance Competition Sadul Club Ground
3:50 – 4:20 pm Matka Race (Women) Sadul Club Ground
4:20 – 4:50 pm Musical Chair Competition (Women) Sadul Club Ground
4:50 – 5:20 pm Award Distribution Ceremony Sadul Club Ground
6:00 – 7:30 pm Cultural Program Sadul Club Ground
7:30 – 8:15 pm Fire Dance Sadul Club Ground
8:15 pm onward Fireworks Sadul Club Ground
Note:
  • Camel Product Exhibition and sale by NRC (Camel) at program venue
    (2:00 pm – 6:00 pm)
  • Crafts and Food Stall, Near Junagarh Fort (11:00 am – 7:00 pm)
  • Free Yoga Camp, Hotel Laxmi Niwas, Bikaner (8:00 am – 9:00 am)
For more detail, Contact Tourists Reception Centre, Hotel Dhola Maru Campus, Bikaner Phone: 0151-2226701, 2200811
|| Friendly Advice||
  • Visitors to Raisar Village are advised not to consume liquor, drugs and wear improper clothes.

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