Tourism in SikarLocated in the north-eastern part of Rajasthan, Sikar comes second, after Jaipur, as the most developed city. It is a city of historic Chronicles. It is one of the popular tourist destinations of Rajasthan. Sikar is famous for its forts, temples, fresco paintings, Havelis or big old houses of the Mughal era. Sikar is also famous for its applique work, mirror work and embroidery.
Tourist Spots in SikarSikar has many monuments and temples. The Kings or Rao Raja’s of Sikar have contributed a lot to the tourism, by building beautiful forts and Haveli’s.
Monuments in Sikar
The ones significant among them are:
- Laxmangarh Fort
- Madho Niwas Kothi
- The Clock Tower in Sikar
- Laxmangarh Fort
- Khatu Shyam Temple
Temples in SikarSikar is a religious city. People of different religions live in peace here. As a result, there is a blend of temples belonging to various religions here. There are many Digamber Jain Temples located in Sikar. One of the Sai Dham is located in Mundwara. There are also various other temples like Bolta Balaji temple, Radha Damodar temple, Ganesh temple in Fatehpur, Santoshi Mata temple, Raghunath temple in Bawari gate, Gopinath temple in Subhash Chowk, Sri Ram Hanuman temple and the Shobhagyavati temple. The singnificant temples in Sikar are:
- Ganeshwar temple
- Jeenmata temple
- Khatu Shyamji temple
- Harshnath Temple
- Devi Pura Balaji Dham
- Mata Mansa Devi Temple, Hasampur
- Rewasa Dham
Shopping in SikarLike many other cities, either big or small, Sikar also hosts a number of shopping markets for the tourists and residents. These markets provide a wide range of appareals, paintings, arts and crafts etc.. for the tourists. The major markets, in and around of Sikar are -
Govindam market – 0.3 km from Sikar,
Laxmi market – 0.8 km from Sikar,
Diwan market – 1.1 km from Sikar,
Harichand market – 3km from Sikar,
Apart from the markets, Sikar, like any other city, is influenced by the 'Mall Culture'. The major shopping malls in Sikar include – Shyam Square Mall, Paharia Tower, Mahasagar, Shukh Shine Plaza etc. These make the shopping experience in Sikar a pleasured memory.
Travel Agents in SikarThere are a number of travel agents in Sikar to guide the tourists in their travel, in and out of Sikar. Please go through the list of travel agents in Sikar.
Hotels in SikarSikar has a lot of hotels to serve the tourists. The cost of hotel rooms in these hotels range from Rs 300 to Rs 3,500. A variety of dishes are being served in these hotels according to the occasion and taste of the tourists. Please visit the list of hotels for more details.
Best time to visit SikarSikar has a hot and semi-arid climate for the most part of the year. However, during winter the weather is pleasant and makes this time of the year to be the best time to visit Sikar. The months October to March are the best to visit Sikar.
How to reach SikarReaching Sikar is easy due its well-developed raodways, railway and airways.
By Road: The raodways connect Sikar to all major cities of Rajasthan like Bikaner, Jaipur, Delhi.
By Rail: Through railway, Sikar is connected to Delhi, Jaipur, Rewari, Sri Ganganagar, Jhunjhuhu, Bikaner and Churu.
By Air: The nearest airport to Sikar is the Jaipur International Airport. Daily flights to Delhi, Pune, Mumbai,Bangalore, Hyderabad, Indore, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Guwahati, Dubai, Kolkata, Sharjah, Udaipur, Muscat is being operated here. A new airport at Shahura, Jaipur district, is proposed. Small Private Planes Landing is made available, against payment, at Tarpura village Air strip.