Sikar is one of the most important and
happening districts in the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan. It is a
well-fortified city that constitutes seven gateways and is a perfect place for
relaxing, imbibing the local culture, clicking pictures and exploring the
Once you get to the city, you will be
mesmerized by the amazing palaces, forts, and Havelis that are excellent
examples of intricate architectural work. The artifacts inside these monuments
are a perfect definition of fresco artwork! The locals have ingrained the rich
culture of the past and their passion for the same can be seen in several
handicrafts produced by them.
Sikar is one of the many places in the
Shekhawati region that boasts of royal palaces, Havelis, forts and unheard war
stories of bravery, paintings, and other forms of art. If you have the urge to
learn Rajasthani culture and art, Sikar is a perfect holiday escapade.
More on Sikar
Forts of Sikar
The city of Sikar is packed with splendid
forts and Havelis. Danta Fort is one of such forts that boasts of its
magnificence and is located on the Sikar-Jaipur road. The fort was constructed
in the year 1733 by Guman Singh Ladkhani and is positioned on a hilltop. Once
you are on the top of this fort, you will be enthralled by the picturesque
panoramic view of the dwellings around.
Devgarh is another magnificent fort that is
located at a distance of about 10 km for Sikar. The Fort was constructed in
1787 by the local ruler named Raja Devi Singh. If you love trekking then you
should add this fort to your must-visit itinerary. This fort can be reached by
undertaking a small trek across the rugged terrains of Aravali Range.
You can also visit Khandela which is a small
town near Sikar. This town is filled with many spectacular forts and gardens
such as Chhota Pana Fort, Bara Pana Fort, Rashora’s garden, etc.
Restaurants and Local Food in Sikar
As you explore the city of Sikar, you will
come across many restaurants where you can satisfy your appetite with North
Indian and vegetarian cuisine.