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 town of Ratangarh lies in the Churu district of Rajasthan and located on NH 11 that connects Jaipur and Bikaner. Originally known as Kolasar, this town is famous for aesthetic architectural designs of grand havelis and mansions. The rich craftsmanship with fresco represents the iconic architectural wonder of the Shekhawat region, which draws the attention of many tourists. The town is situated at a distance of 64 km from Churu.
Places to Stay
There are a few hotels available at a low budget in the region that includes Ratangarh Motel (Tariff – Rs. 700), Rathode Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 750), Jhankar Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 900), Hotel Natraj (Tariff – Rs.700), and Chirmi Churu Hotel (Tariff – Rs.300) among others.
The official language of Ratangarh is Rajasthani. Hindi is also widely spoken in this place.
A number of festivals are celebrated with great joy in Ratangarh town. Some of the major festivals are Holi in March-April, Gangoor festival in March-April, Ramdevaji Mela and Gogaji Mela in August – September and Ramlila and Dassera in September-October.
Places of Interest
There are several major attractions found in Ratangarh that are worth visiting. Some of them that deserve special mention are the sacred Panchmukhi Balaji Temple, Hanumanji Mandir, Raghunathji Mandir, Bhani Dhora, Ramchandra Park, Hanuman Park, an array of majestic Havelis and many more.
How to Get There
The Jaipur International Airport is the nearest airport located at a distance of 215 km away from the city-center.
Ratangadh Railway Station is the nearest railway station located at a distance of just 2km away from the town.
Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation (RSRTC) is the major bus service plying on the route. There are also private bus operators such as Rathore Travels, Shrinath Nandu Travels, Kalpana Travels and many more that offer bus services across the region. Booking a bus ticket online is easy and convenient through Ticketgoose.com.