Formerly known as Kolasar, Ratangadh is situated in Rajasthan’s Churu district. Known for its majestic mansions with frescoes, an architectural wonder of the Shekhawat region, it attracts a huge number of tourists from across the country as well as abroad. Surat Singh, the king of Bikaner, formed this city in 1798. The market place of this city was planned as the design of the cross, where the shops are painted resembling the town.
Places to Stay
When you are visiting Ratangadh, it is convenient to stay in its district headquarters, Churu (44 km). You will find a number of budget hotels in the city, including Rathore Hotel (Tariff – Rs.750), Hotel Natraj (Tariff – Rs.700) and Hotel Sawan Bhado (Tariff – Rs.900).
Hindi and Rajasthani are commonly spoken in Ratangadh.
The most important festivals celebrated in this city are Holi in March-April, Dushera in September-October and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
Ratangadh has several majestic mansions with frescoes, old ruins and temples worth visiting. Some of the other attractions nearby are in Churu (44 km).
How to Get There
The nearest airport from the city is in Jaipur, which is 214 km away.
Ratangadh Railway Station, which 2 km away, is the major railhead connecting this place to other cities.
Buses are available from Bikaner, Jodhpur and Delhi. Rathi Tours and Travels, Kalpana Travels and Rathore Travels are some of the top operators plying on this route. Book a bus ticket online and travel hassle free without standing in serpentine queues.