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: 04TH TO 05TH January, 2015
PROGRAM SHEET

TIME EVENT VENUE
04TH JANUARY 2015, SUNDAY
8:00 – 10:00 am Camel Safari & Camel Riding (Free) Raisar Village
11:30 am – 12:30 pm Ceremonial Procession Dr Karni Singh Stadium
12:30 – 12:50 pm Inauguration Dr Karni Singh Stadium
12:50 – 1:10 pm Army Bagpiper Band Performanc Dr Karni Singh Stadium
1:10 – 1:50 pm Camel Decoration Competition Dr Karni Singh Stadium
1:50 – 2:30 pm Camel Fur Cutting Competition Dr Karni Singh Stadium
2:30 – 2:50 pm RAC Band Performace Dr Karni Singh Stadium
2:50 – 3:30 pm Camel Dance Competition Dr Karni Singh Stadium
3:30 – 4:00 pm Miss Marwan Competition Dr Karni Singh Stadium
4:00 – 4:30 pm Mr Bikana Competition Dr Karni Singh Stadium
6:00 pm Deep Daan Lily Pond, Public Park, Bikaner
6:30 – 8:00 pm Rajasthani Cultural Program Dr Karni Singh Stadium
8:00 pm onward Fire Dance Dr Karni Singh Stadium
05TH JANUARY 2015, MONDAY
11:30 am – 12:00 pm Kho-kho (Exhibition Match–Men) Dr Karni Singh Stadium
12:00 – 12:30 pm Kho-kho (Exhibition Match–Women) Dr Karni Singh Stadium
12:30 – 1:00 pm Tug-of-War (Men) Dr Karni Singh Stadium
1:00 – 1:30 pm Tug-of-War (Women) Dr Karni Singh Stadium
1:30 – 2:30 pm Villagers’ Wrestling Competition Dr Karni Singh Stadium
2:30 – 3:00 pm Kabaddi (Exhibition Match) Dr Karni Singh Stadium
3:00 – 3:30 pm Safa Tying Competition Dr Karni Singh Stadium
3:30 – 3:50 pm Camel Dance Competition Dr Karni Singh Stadium
3:50 – 4:20 pm Matka Race (Women) Dr Karni Singh Stadium
4:20 – 4:50 pm Musical Chair Competition (Women) Dr Karni Singh Stadium
4:50 – 5:20 pm Award Distribution Ceremony Dr Karni Singh Stadium
6:00 – 7:30 pm Cultural Program Dr Karni Singh Stadium
7:30 – 8:15 pm Fire Dance Dr Karni Singh Stadium
8:15 pm onward Fireworks Dr Karni Singh Stadium
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 (10:00 am – 9:00 pm)
  • Fud Painting Workshop at Seth Tolaram Bafna Academy (STBA)
    (8:30 am – 12:30 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.