Founded by Rao Bika over 400 years ago its home to the famous Rat Temple which is 31 kms outside the city. It also houses one of the finest fortresses in India. Since it never was involved in any battle, the Fortress stays in original glory. Bikaner also houses the countries only Camel breeding farm. Bikaner is also known for its savoury sweets and light snacks which are exported the world over. It was on the silk route.