Known for its fort, Siwana is a beautiful town surrounded by the Aravali Ranges in Rajasthan’s Barmer district. Situated atop a hill, Fort Siwana or Gadh (meaning fort) Siwana was built by the Rajput ruler, Raja Bhoj’s son Veernarayan. There is a beautiful pond at the fort which is worth visiting. This town is also known for its fine granite. The fair held at the fort in July-August attracts a huge number of people from near and far.
Places to Stay
Siwana might not have good accommodation facilities, but Jalore, which is 45 km away, has numerous budget hotels like Hotel City Palace (Tariff –Rs. 1,000), Hotel Amar (Tariff –Rs.900) and Raghu Ratan Palace (Tariff –Rs.800).
Rajasthani and Hindi are mostly spoken in the town.
Kalyan Singh Ka Mela held in July-August at the Siwana Fort is a major event of the town.
Places of Interest
Apart from Fort Siwana, Meli Bandh Dam is worth visiting within the town. Other attractions in the area are Baba Ramdev temple, Haldeshwar temple and Bheem Goda temple.
How to Get There
Jodhpur Airport, which is 115 km away, is the nearest from the town.
The major rail head connecting this town is in Jodhpur, which is 113 km from here. However, Moklarsar railway station which is 11 km from here is the nearest.
Buses are available from Jalore, Jodhpur and Surat. Srinath Travel Agency, Rishab Travels and MR Travels are some of the top operators plying their buses on this route. Get your tickets from online bus ticket booking sites like Ticketgoose.com and travel tension free.