Yesterday after staying an extra unplanned night in Bikaner in order to take in the Bikaner Camel Festival Parade we were not disappointed. Decked out in beautifully ornate and tribal costumes by both the camels and participants we were treated to a fairly short but well worth the extra night parade. Held every January 13th-14th, the parade and festival brings together locals and tourists to celebrate the trains of the desert.
While in Bikaner we stayed at the Hotel Harasar Haveli, originally the home of the hotel owners father and now converted into a very nice hotel. The architecture has all of the beautiful, intricate carving hallmarks of the areas many haveli’s. The rooms were comfortable, the staff was excellent and attentive, the restaurant food was good and the price was right. We would highly recommend this hotel.