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India officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by geographical area, the second most populous country, and the most populous liberal democracy in the world. India is a union of twenty-eight states and seven federally-governed union territories. New Delhi is the capital of India.
 
Bikaner is a city in north-western Rajasthan state in western India. It is the administrative headquarters of Bikaner District. It was formerly the capital of the princely state of Bikaner. One of the most famous landmarks of Bikaner is Deshnokh Temple, a temple where rats roam around freely, and spotting a white rat is considered lucky. The Bikaner city was founded by Rao Bikaji under guardianship of his uncle Rao Kandhal in 1486 and it progressed from small place to big city of the western desert. The Gang canal, and the Indira Gandhi Canal has changed the area. The city has diversified industrially. Bikaner wool, gypsum, plaster of Paris, and bentonite are few minerals found in abundant around Bikaner.
 
Bikaner was founded in the 15th century and persisted until shortly after India's Independence in 1947. Earlier this region was known as Jangladesh which was a region of northern Rajasthan state in India. It included the present-day districts of Bikaner, Churu, Ganganagar, and Hanumangarh.
 
Tourist spots in Bikaner, Junagarh Fort was built by Raja Rai Singhji. Lalgarh Palace, the architectural masterpiece in red sandstone was built by Maharaja Ganga Singh in memory of his father Maharaja Lall Singh between 1902 and 1926.; Lakshmi Nath Temple is one of the oldest temples of Bikaner and Ganga Golden Jubilee Museum,  and Bhandasar Jain Temple
 
Bikaner is famous for its Bikaneri Bhujia and sweets. Bikaneri Bhujia is a spicy snack made from moth dal, spices and edible oil. Other famous things of thar land Bikaner are its craft work, its camel farm which is the biggest camel farm of Asia, leather articles and palaces.
 
Fairs and festivals are Karni Mata fair, Gangaur, Kapil Muni fair, Camel festival every year in the month of January state government organises a camel festival with camel races, various cultural events and importantly fire dance by the Sidh people. Bikaner is growing as a big centre for education.

As it is often regarded as among the most beautiful parts of India one of the most visited places amongst the most die-hard travelers the world over.

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