Sikar, the jewel of Shekhawati region
Sikar is a beautiful district located in the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan and known for its colorful forts, havelis, palaces and cenotaphs. It is an exotic and offbeat place suitable for tourists who wish to experience a different culture of Rajasthan away from the usual destinations like Jaipur and Jodhpur. The city of Sikar is surrounded on all its sides by the high walls comprising of seven gates. Sikar is getting popular as a weekend destination from Delhi. Book Delhi to Sikar cabs for a safe and convenient journey.
There are numerous interesting places to visit in and around Sikar. Here, we have listed few of the most popular.
It is located at 51 km from Sikar on the Sikar- Jaipur road. Dantaramgarh village is famous for its grand fort, constructed by Guman Singh Ladkhani in the year 1733. The entire layout of the fort and the views from its top are simply breathtaking.
Located at 10 km from Sikar on the Harshnath road, Devagrh is popular for its strategic fort. It was built by Rao Raja Devi Singh in the year 1787. This fort is visited by photography enthusiasts who love to capture the rustic historical monuments. There is no road leading up to the fort and you have to trek some distance to reach.
Ganeshwar and Baleswar: They are located approximately 80 km from Sikar. Ganeshwar is a popular pilgrimage place as well as a picnic spot. The major attraction here is the hot sulphur spring and it is believed that taking a dip in the spring can cure all types of skin diseases. Ganeshwar is an ancient site and excavations by Archaeological Survey of India have revealed the remains of 4000 years old civilizations. Baleshwar is located close to Ganeshwar and is another site which is worth visiting. You will find lovely ponds and an old Shiva temple here, the place is surrounded by picturesque Aravali Hills.
This ancient temple is located 14 km away from Sikar. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, it is believed that the temple was built in the 10th century. The architecture and design of the old temple is mesmerizing.
Jeen Mata: Jeen Mata is worshipped in Rajasthan as the goddess of power. The temple is located 30 km from Sikar and it is believed that this temple was built thousand years ago. Large number of devotees congregate here in the months of Chaitra and Ashwin. There are many Dharamshalas in the area that can accommodate large number of visitors.
Khandela: Khandela is a historical town located 62 km. away from Sikar. The lovely town is surrounded by Aravali hills and attracts tourists for its historical monuments like Bara Pana Fort, Gopinath Temple, ChhotaPana Fort, Bihari Temple, Charoda, Nar Singh Temple and Rashora's Garden.
Khatushyamji: This village is located 65 Km. away from Sikar and is famous for Shyamji Temple, which is built with pure white marbles. It is one of the most revered religious places in Rajasthan visited by thousands of pilgrims. Take a dip in the pond before entering the temple. You can also spend some time in the nearby Shyam garden.
Raghunathgarh: Famous for two grand forts, Raghunathgarh is located 23 km. away from Sikar. The spectacular forts are located at a height of 3500 feet and surrounded by ancient Aravali hills. The forts were built by Rao Raja Devi Singh in the year 1791.
Sikar lies a distance of 115 kms from Jaipur and can be reached within 2 hours in a Jaipur to Sikar taxi. If you are on a long trip to explore Rajasthan and plan to visit cities like Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur and Jaisalmer, make sure to add Sikar in your itinerary. All Rajasthan outstation cabs including Jodhpur to Jaisalmer cabs and Udaipur to Jaipur cabs can be booked online easily in few simple steps.