Kekri was originally called Kankawati Nagari as it was named after a princess called Kankawati. It now lies in the Tehsil of Kekri, in the Ajmer district of Rajasthan. There are very famous temples in Kekri that attract devotees from all over India. Some of them are the Shiv Mandir, Kekradheesh Mandir and Mehandipur Balaji Mandir.
Places to Stay
There are good budget hotels in Kekri. Some of them include Hotel Rajmahal (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Hotel Laxmi (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Hotel Raj (Tariff – Rs. 1000) and Hotel Amit (Tariff – Rs. 500.)
The official languages of Kekri are Rajasthani and Marwari. Other languages that are spoken here are Hindi and English.
The important festivals of Kekri are Diwali in November, Dusshera in October and the Gangaur festival in March.
Places of Interest
There are several places that attract tourists in and around Kekri, some of them are Bhilwara (103 km from Kekri), Pushkar (91 km from Kekri), Kishangarh (80 km from Kekri) and Ajmer (82 km from Kekri.)
How to Get There
The airport nearest to Kekri is the Sanganeer airport which is at a distance of 125 km from the city. Taxis ferry people between the airport and Kekri.
The nearest railway station is the Ajmer Railway Station which is at a distance of 82 km from the city. There are local buses that travel from the Ajmer Railway Station to Kekri every hour.
Kekri is connected by road to almost all the cities around it including Ajmer, Kota, Tonk and Jaipur. Buses can be caught from the Kekri City Bus Station. Tickets can be booked in advance and the most popular bus operators in this region are KP Travels and Sharma Travels. When you are booking a bus ticket online, check out for the numerous offers that several bus booking websites give from time to time