The International Camel Festival of Bikaner on 11th and 12th January 2020

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Location- Bikaner, Rajashtan, India
Destination Type – Cultural, Historical

The unique experience of International camel festival draws thousands of tourists to Bikaner on January every year. On the back drop of Junagarh fort it is held to honor “ship of desert” .This festival is officially arranged by the government to promote tourism

History of International Camel Festival of Bikaner

  1. Bikaner was founded in 1488 AD , by the Rathore prince,Bika. From that ttime onwards Bikaner is the only camel breeding region
  2. Ganga Risala” was the predecessor of Indian Army’s camel unit “Ganga JaisalmerRisala” which saw action in Indo-Pakistan War of 1965, and was later disbanded in the year 1975
  3. Tourism department decided to start International Camel festival during January every year to attract tourists and honor camel
  4. Since 2010 it has attracted tourists around the world

Activities for tourists during International Camel Festival of Bikaner

  1. Enjoy camel riding or camel safari
  2. Participate in ceremonial parade on first day of the festival
  3. Watch camel decoration competition / camel fur cutting competition or camel dance competition
  4. Enjoy traditional dance and pottery
  5. Enjoy the ethnic food

How to reach there


The nearest airport is Jodhpur (252 km). It has flights to Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Bengaluru


Bikaner is service by two railway stations; Bikaner Junction and Lalgarh Railway Station. Both the stations are located at a distance of approximately 6 kms away from the main city and are well-connected with most of the Indian cities. There are frequent trains from Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Jodhpur and other important cities of India


 Bikaner is connected to all the major cities in India by road. 

Nearby destinations for tour operators / travel agents

  1. Nagaur (117 kms away)
  2. Osian( 182 kms away)
  3. Pushkar ( 255 kms away)
  4. Karni Mata rat temple ( 30 kms away)
  5. Gajner Palace ( 33kms away)

Some hotels in Bikaner for tourists and tour operators with room tariff less than Rs.5000/- per night

Hotel Sagar Bikaner

Hotel Chirag

Basant Vihar Palace

Hotel Jaswant Bhawan

Hotel Hari Bhawan Palace


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