National Research Centre on Camel - Bikaner, India
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member denben
N 27° 58.732 E 073° 21.673
43R E 338827 N 3095943
Quick Description: This unique and world famous Research Center on Camels is located on Bikaner-Jodhpur Highway at about 10 km from Bikaner.
Location: India
Date Posted: 12/8/2015 6:12:54 AM
Waymark Code: WMQ2V2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
Views: 1

Long Description:
Considering the importance of camel in the socio-economic development of arid and semi-arid zones, the Government of India established a Project Directorate on Camel at Bikaner (India) on 5th July 1984 under aegis of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) which was upgraded to National Research Center on Camel (NRCC) on September 20, 1995.

Since the distribution of dromedary camels in India (516828 heads) is confined to the arid and semi-arid areas of North-western India spread out in parts of Rajasthan, Gujarat and Haryana, the NRCC is focusing on basic and applied research on one humped camel (Camelus dromedarius). The center is also focusing issues of double humped camel (Camelus bactrianus) found in the cold desert of Nubra Valley of Laddakh region.

The center has been identified as one of the important tourist place of Bikaner and is included in the tourist book. The tourist visiting the canter can see the camel of different breeds and their behaviour. A camel museum is available to apprise them of the developmental and research aspects of the camel in the desert ecosystem. Facilities of camel riding, safari and video/photography are available for the visitors. Camel milk parlour is a special attraction because it vendors unique value added camel milk products like ice-cream, hot and cold beverages. Every year thousands of Foreign and Indian Tourists visit the center.

Source: (visit link)
The "Official Tourism" URL link to the attraction: [Web Link]

The attraction’s own URL: [Web Link]

Hours of Operation:
Everyday from 2:00 to 5:00


Admission Prices:
Indian: 30 INR Foreigners: 100 INR Photography charges: 50 INR


Approximate amount of time needed to fully experience the attraction: Up to 1 hour

Transportation options to the attraction: Personal Vehicle or Public Transportation

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