00:40 • Façades of Havelis

01:24 • Junagarh Fort

 

Bikaner, a small town in Rajasthan (small because it has only 700,000 inhabitants) at the gates of the desert. Its fort is magnificent and the Maharajah of Bikaner still remains an important character in India.

 

The casts of the hands that we see in the film (at about minute 2) are those of the hands of the wives of the maharajas who died in battle and who immolated themselves at the stake of their husband (Sati).

 

 

about the place, Bikaner:

The city of Bikaner was founded in 1448 by Rao Bika to whom it owes its name. It has nearly 700,000 inhabitants. Located in the Thar Desert and on one of the Silk Roads, it offers among others tourist interest, in addition to the facades of the havelis (bourgeois houses),  the magnificent Fort Junagarh.

 

Music

 (Inde)  - Les Musiciens du Désert - Raga Soratha (Papaiya Pyara Ré), Ocora (558523)

 

Bikaner, Rajasthan India
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Bikaner

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Deshnoke

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India - Villages and schools (2)

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Jaipur

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Jaisalmer

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Jodhpur

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Khichan, the cranes

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Mandawa

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Nagda

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Om Banna

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Pushkar

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Rajasthan - Bikaner, Deshnoke, Mandawa, Khichan, Sam desert

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Rajasthan - Jodhpur, Ramdevra, Jaisalmer

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Ramdevra

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Ranakpur

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Sam desert

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Udaipur

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Bikaner, Rajasthan, India