Gangapur is a city in the eastern side of Rajasthan, located 121 km away from Jaipur city. The city inherits its name from the temple of Hindu Goddess Ganga. Gangapur was the cultural capital of Jaipur and is also famous as ‘Jugad of the East’. The natural beauty of the Aravalli Vindhya Mountain Range and the artistic ancient temples attract tourists to this location. Other notable destinations are Ranthambore National Tiger Park and Jama Masjid. Tourists also savour the famous sweet dishes of Gangapur - Kheer Mohan and Doodh Rabri.
Places to Stay
There are very few good budget hotels in Gangapur. Some options are Hotel Devanshu (Tariff – Rs. 950), Maharaja Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 900).
The popular language of Gangapur is ‘Mewari’ and the official language is Hindi.
The most significant celebration of Gangapur is ‘Kalyan ji ka Mela’ conducted during the summer every year (May). Other festivals celebrated are Holi – festival of colours (celebrated in March) and Diwali (celebrated in November). Animal fair (pashu mela) is another huge event where farmers buy and sell their cattle.
Places of Interest
The main tourist spot around Gangapur is Ranthambore National Park (85 km from Gangapur).
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Gangapur is the Sanganer Airport (98.81 km away from Gangapur). Jaipur Airport is the second option (295 km away from Gangapur).
There are train services from major cities like Jaipur and Delhi to Gangapur Railway station.
There are private bus services to Gangapur from Jaipur. Some options are Shrinath Travel Agency and Natraj Travels. Ticketgoose.com offers a wide variety of choices for bus booking anywhere in India.
A city located in the Shekhawati region of Sikar District in Rajasthan state, Sikar has many well-known and historic building that attracts tourists. The city is well connected by roads to all the major cities in the state. National highway NH-11, which connects Sikar to Jaipur and Bikaner passes through the centre of the city. Sikar is now emerging as one of the main education hubs in the state.
Places to Stay
There are not many hotels in Sikar. Tourists’ visiting the place can stay at Hotel Sanwariya, Sikar, Shekhawati Hotel and Sunrise Hotel that offers rooms from Rs.900 onwards.
All annual festivals like Diwali, Dussehra, Ramzan and Christmas are celebrated here.
Rajasthani and Hindi are the Local Languages here
Places to Visit
Sikar Fort, Sai Dham (Mundwara), Sri Digamber Jain Bada Mandir and Bawari Gate and Madho Niwas Kothi are located within a kilometre of the bus stand.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Jaipur
Sikar has its own Railway Station
Sikar has regular bus service that connects the place to neighbouring towns. There are a great number of private bus operators like Shrinath Nandu Travels, Kalpana Travels, Shrinath Travel and Virat Travels that run regular buses to and from the town. Online bus booking is a rage with travelers these days because several travel websites provide cheap bus ticket booking facility to its customers.