A town speaking volumes through its forts and palaces
Sikar is a city found in the midway connecting Agra and Bikaner on the National Highway 52, in the state of Rajasthan, India. Sikar is an ancient town housing several aged Havelis. Cautiously positioned in the protection of enormous walls with seven entry gates to the town, Sikar is a good getaway for strolling around and gaping at spectacular forts and temples constructed with finesse. The fortresses, mansions and Havelis built with fascinating skill and elaborate design can leave anyone spellbound. It is wonderful to see how the regional people master the art and are enthusiastic about it. Sikar, coupled with distinct tourist temptations in the Shekhawati area could prove to be an excellent trip to imperial palaces humming their many untold tales. It is a perfect spot to revel in the glory of the rich Indian past.
HISTORY OF SIKAR
Faithful to the glittering history, culture and Padharo Mhare Desh ritual of Rajasthan, Sikar is an extremely captivating spot for the travellers. The fresco art on the old Havelies, temples and forts enthral the sightseers from all across the globe. The initial name of Sikar was “Beer Bhan Ka Bass”. Once the place was ruled over by the dynasty of great Shekhawat emperors. Still, there are countless royal Shekhawat families dwelling here. Rao Raja Kalyan Singh was the last emperor of Sikar (1922-1967). The place is protected by huge gates named as Bawari gate, Fatehpuri Gate, Nani Gate, Surajpole Gate, Dujod Gate Old, Dujod Gate New and Chandpole Gate. The place has a number of forts and palaces which give insight about the luxurious past of the place.
How to reach
Sikar can be reached by air, road or trains. A most convenient way to reach Sikar would be first reaching Delhi which is just 279 Km away.
How to Reach by Flight
The nearest airport is located in Jaipur. One can take a cab or a taxi in order to cover the further distance.
How to Reach by Train
Sikar has its own railway station and is well connected to major cities and towns.
How to Reach by Bus
One of the best modes of transportation to reach Sikar is boarding a bus. Government and private-owned buses operate on a regular basis.
How to Reach by Road
Situated on NH 11, Sikar has good road connectivity with other important cities and towns. It is convenient to ride a cab or taxi to the town.
How to travel within
Shared jeeps and buses can be used for exploring the city.
FOOD, LODGING AND MORE...
FOOD: The restaurants and dine-outs essentially offer North Indian and vegetarian cuisines. Sharma Dhaba and garden and Apno Gaon are two best places in Sikar for having a good meal.
STAYS: Hotel fortune blue, Vinayak palace, Saini House, Makrana raj hotel, Balaji Stays, Parasrampuria Haveli, Hotel Sawamani and more offer accommodation in Sikar district.
AVAILABILITY OF ATMs: SBI, PNB, Oriental Bank, ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, Axis Bank, Bank of Baroda etc operate in the area.
ONE DAY ITINERARY
Kick start the day early in the morning. Start by visiting Danta Ramgarh. Later, head towards the famous Harshnath temple. After having some lunch go to visit Devgarh. After that move towards Khatushyam Ji. Later in the evening visit Ganeswar. Rest for the day in Sikar. Return in the morning.