Bikaner is a city in the northwest of the Indian state of Rajasthan. It is located 330 kilometers west of the state capital, Jaipur. It is the fourth-largest city in Rajasthan, after Jaipur, Udaipur and Jodhpur. The city was founded by Rao Bika in 1486. It is well known for the Bikaner Camel Corps, a cavalry unit formerly used by the British Army in India. The city is also home to the Bikaner Royal Family, a branch of the ruling House of Jodhpur.