Camel Festival 2020

Bikaner
A LAND OF CAMELS
Camel Festival 2020
|| General Information ||
Area 28 sq .km. Altitude: 237m
Temperature : Summer.Mean Max.41.8oC 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 2020

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: 11TH AND 12TH January, 2020
PROGRAM SHEET
    

 

 

TIME EVENT VENUE
 
11TH JANUARY 2020, Saturday
 
8:00 – 10:00 am Camel Safari & Camel Riding for Tourists (Free of Cost) Village Raisar (15km from Bikaner City on Bikaner – Jaipur Highway)
11:30 – 12:30 pm Ceremonial Procession Junagarh Fort to Dr. Karni Singh Stadium
12:30 – 12:50 pm Inauguration Dr. Karni Singh Stadium
12:50 – 1:10 pm Bagpiper Band Recital by Army Dr. Karni Singh Stadium
1:10 – 2:00 pm Camel Decoration Competition Dr. Karni Singh Stadium
2:00 – 2:30 pm Camel Fur Cutting Competition Dr. Karni Singh Stadium
2:30 – 3:30 pm Camel Dance Competition Dr. Karni Singh Stadium
3:30 – 4:00 pm Miss Marvan (Beauty Pageant) Competition Dr. Karni Singh Stadium
4:00 – 4:30 pm Mr. Bikana Competition Dr. Karni Singh Stadium
6:30 – 8:30 pm Cultural Evening By Rajasthani and Artists from various parts of India Dr. Karni Singh Stadium
 
12TH JANUARY 2020, Sunday
 
09:00 – 11:00 am Heritage Walk Old Bikaner City(Rampuria haveli to Bikaji ki tekri)
11:00 – 12:30 pm Camel Race Competition National Camel Research Center
12:30 – 01:30 pm Horse Show National Research Center on Equines
(Rural Sports)02:00 – 04:30 pm Tug of War Competition, Indians v/s Foreigners (Male) Dr. Karni Singh Stadium
Tug of War Competition, Indians v/s Foreigners (Female) Dr. Karni Singh Stadium
Villagers Wrestling Competition Dr. Karni Singh Stadium
Woman Water Pot Race Competition, Indians & Foreigners Dr. Karni Singh Stadium
04:30 – 05:00 pm Camel Dance Show Dr. Karni Singh Stadium
05:00 – 05:30 pm Turban Typing Competition(For Foreigners) Dr. Karni Singh Stadium
06:30 – 08:30 pm Cultural Performances by Artists from various parts of India Dr. Karni Singh Stadium
08:30 – 09:00 pm Fire Dance Dr. Karni Singh Stadium
09:00 pm Fire Works Display Dr. Karni Singh Stadium
(*Events are subject to change)

Other Programme:-

  1. Cultural Evening by Rajasthan Folk Artist artists at Sursagar 09-01-2020 Timings 7:00pm to 9:00pm.
  2. Instrumental night and food & craft Bazar at Ravindra Rang Manch 10-01-2020 Timings 7:00pm to 9:30pm.
  3. Bird Festival At Jorber Bikaner 13-01-2020 Timings 7:00am to 11:00am.
  4. Exhibition & Sale of Camel Products by National Research Center on Camel, Bikaner at Dr. Karni Singh Stadium
  5. Exhibition by National Equines Center, Bikaner at Dr. Karni Singh Stadium

VENUE:-Dr. Karni Singh Stadium, Bikaner

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