The Shekhawati region in Rajasthan, which comprises of various cities like Sikar, Nawalgarh, Churu and Jhunjhunu, hosts the famous Shekhawati Festival over a course of three days and nights. It is marked by a variety of events, ranging from cultural programs, rural games, fireworks and haveli competitions. The festival also showcases the heritage and culture of the place and is held at various points around the city.
History of the Festival
Shekhawati Festival, organized by the State Department of Tourism, District administration of Sikar, Jhunjhunu and Churu and the M.R. Morarka- GDC Rural Research Foundation Shekhawati, is organized with the objective of promoting tourism in this region. The various havelis and mansions dotting this region are adorned with lovely pictures which showcase the cultural heritage of the region. The frescoes of Shekhawati date back to several centuries and are admired for their exquisite beauty and artistic brilliance. The perfection displayed in these wall paintings is simply remarkable.
About the Festival
Shekhawati Festival is hosted every year in February with the objective of promoting tourism in the region and showcasing the rich cultural heritage that it is renowned for. Along with the frescoes, the murals and paintings on the fabulous havelis and mansions enchant the visitors by themselves. Various events and competitions including cultural programs and rural games entertain the tourists immensely. A unique aspect of this festival is the organic food which is served to all the spectators and participants at the festival for a period of four days.
How to Reach
The closest airport to Shekhawati region is Jaipur International Airport, lying at a distance of almost 150km. From there, one can hire prepaid taxis to reach the desired destination.
The nearest railway station to Shekhawat is Jhunjhunu Railway Station, which lies at a distance of almost 53km. From there, taxis and buses are available to reach this place.
Shekhawati is well-connected by road to the rest of the country with state highway 8, 37 and 41. These roads provide easy accessibility to Jaipur, Delhi and Bikaner.