At a distance of 8 km from Bikaner Junction, National Research Centre on Camel is a camel breeding farm situated at Jorbeer area of Bikaner. Popularly known as Government Camel Breeding Farm, it is one of the largest camel breeding farms of Asia.
The National Research Center was established in 1984 by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research. Spread over an area of 2,000 acres of semi-arid land, the center is engaged in breeding and training of camels. Along with breeding and training, the centre also conducts research and experiment on various breeds of camels as they are very important for the fragile eco-system of the desert. It also helps locals in earning more from their camel and giving them a helping hand in maintaining this highly useful animal in desert area.
The farm is a complex of camel stables, enclosures and buildings. There are around 400 camels at the National Research Centre on Camel. There is a museum in this research centre which depicts the research and developmental aspects of camels. Souvenir shops selling various camel products like camel skin bags, caps and purses. Art work made of camel bone, shawl of camel hair, small key chains made of camel teeth were kept in display for tourist to buy. One can also enjoy beverages and ice-creams made of camel milk.
The farm permits tourists at certain hours of the day. It is interesting to watch camel calves gamboling around and also quite spectacular when the camels return from a day out in the desert. Facilities like camel riding and Safari are also available at this breeding farm.
Timings: 2 PM to 6 PM
Entry Fee: Rs. 20 for Person, Rs. 50 for Foreigner, Rs. 30 for Camera & Rs. 30 for Camel Ride
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