Rajasthan is the largest state of the Republic of India in terms of area. It borders Pakistan to the west, Gujarat to the southwest, Madhya Pradesh to the southeast, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana to the northeast and Punjab to the north. Rajasthan covers an area of 342,239 km² (132,139 mi²).
Bikaner is a city in the northwest of the state of Rajasthan in western India. The city is the administrative headquarters of Bikaner District. It was formerly the capital of the princely state of Bikaner. The city was founded by Rao Bika in 1486 and from its small origins it has developed into the fourth largest city in Rajasthan .
On the photo: Detail of a door in Junagarh Fort,an impressive fort in the city of Bikaner,Rajasthan. It was built in 1588 AD by Raja Rai Singhji, the sixth ruler of Bikaner, who ruled form 1571 to 1611 AD