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.
The city of Nimbahera was named after the local river Nimba. It is at an elevation of 441 m above sea level and is the second largest town of the Chittorgarh district. It is now part of the Udaipur division but used to come under the princely state of Tonk. Nimbahera is known for stone that is found here (it is named after the place) which is a kind of limestone that is used as a material in construction. Nimbahera experiences extreme climatic conditions.
Places to Stay
There are a few hotels in Nimbahera. Some of them include Hotel Krishna, Hotel Mahaveer and the Royal Palace Hotel. The tariff for the same can be obtained in person.
The local languages are Hindi and Rajasthani. The other languages spoken here include Urdu and Marwari.
Festivals such as Holi (in March) and Diwali (in November) are celebrated with great fervour here.
Places of Interest
The Radha-Krishna temple (in Nimbahera), the Ambika temple (in Nimbahera), the Maruti Dham (in Nimbahera) and Chittorgarh (43 km from Nimbahera) are places in and around Nimbahera that are frequented by tourists.
How to Get There
The nearest airport from Nimbahera is at Udaipur which is 81 km away.
Nimbahera has a railway station of its own with trains that connect to Haldighati, Jaipur and Ajmer. It lies on the railway line that connects Ajmer to Ratlam.
Nimbahera has a bus stand of its own with buses that connect cities such as Jodhpur, Jaipur, Ahmedabad and Indore. There are many private operators such as Mangalam Travels, Baba Travels, Apex Travels and Kalpana Travels who provide their services on this route. TicketGoose.com offers online bus booking in India to travellers visiting more than 4,000 destinations.