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