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Bikaner and around


The bustling city of BIKANER has little of the aesthetic magic of neighbouring Jaisalmer, Jodhpur or Jaipur, but is worth a visit thanks to the impressive Junagarh Fort, as well as for the chance to explore its atmospheric old city, dotted with quirky havelis. Nearby is a government camel-breeding farm and the remarkable rat temple at Deshnok.

Bikaner’s main sight is the impressive Junagarh Fort, but it’s also worth making time for a wander through the old city, with its rich array of quirky, early twentieth-century havelis.

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