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.
Pilani is a small town in Rajasthan. It is part of the Shekhawati region. It is surrounded by small villages and is an educational hub. It is well known because of the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, which is a world class institution, and one of the best colleges in the country. Pilani has typically has extreme climate; the months of March and October are a good time to visit, as the weather is more pleasant.
Places to Stay
There are many good budget hotels in Pilani like Sitaram Bhandar YatriNivas (Tariff – Rs.1200), Dalmia Guest House (Tariff – Rs1.500) and Nishant Hotel (Tariff – Rs.1000).
The official language of Pilani is Hindi. Since this is a small town, not many people speak English.
The important festivals in this region are Gaur, Diwali in the month of October, Holi in March, and Teej in August.
Places of Interest
There are many places of tourist interest in Pilani like Birla Museum, Saraswati Temple, Shivaganga canal, and temples like Ram Mandir and Durga Temple. The BITS Pilani campus is also worth a visit. There are many villages around Pilani that are interesting like Khedla, 2 km away, and Brahmanoki Dani, 10 km away.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Pilani is Delhi, 210 km away. Delhi airport is well connected to various cities across India, and several international destinations as well.
There is no railway station in Pilani. The closest railway station is Chirawa, 16km away. It is served by the North Western Railway, but there are not too many direct trains to this place.
Pilani Bus station is within town and has daily regular buses to Delhi, Jaipur and parts of Haryana. Interstate buses are very reliable, and the popular private tour operators are Bharat Transport and Shree Maruti Travels. It is easy to get your tickets through Ticketgoose.com’s bus ticket online booking facility.