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Sikar

Founded in the late 17th century, Sikar was the largest and the richest ?thikana? (Feudal State) under Jaipur. The town was modelled to resemble the city plan of Jaipur. The walled city has lofty buildings, a massive fort and an array of splendid havelis and temples ornate with beautiful frescoes. It is now one of the two districts of Shekhawati, the other being Jhunjhunu. Worth a visit are Sikar's large market, the clock tower and the painted Biyani havelis.

There is one haveli painted only in blue, suggestive of the typical Chinese blue-and-white porcelain. Other attractions include Sagarmal Sodhani Haveli, Madho Niwas-Kothi. Jubilee Hall & Fort are worth visiting. The fort and temples of Gopinath, Raghunath and Madan Mohan with commendable frescoes are absolutely exemplary. Area closeby has Jeen Mata Temple and Harsh Nath Temple.

Prime Attractions of Sikar

Khatu Shyamji Fair
Khatu Shyamji is famous for its Shyamji Temple. There is a steady stream of devotees visiting the temple round the year, but lakhs of them gather at the annual fair from Phalgun Sudi Dashmi to Dwadashi.
Khatu Shyamji
The village is famous for the Shri Shyamji Temple,built in white marble.
Lachhmangarh
It is one of the most imposing forts in the Shekhawati region, commanding a bird¿s eye view of the town modelled to resemble the city plan of Jaipur.
Rambagh
Founded in the late 18th century by the Poddars, the Shani Temple has delicately painted frescoes. Marvellous cenotaphs of the Poddars have exquisitely painted ceilings. The Ganga Temple and some beautiful havelis add interest to the town.
Sakambhari
Famous for its 7th century temple dedicated to Sankari Mata, the town is surrounded by hills on three sides. An ideal picnic spot.

Excursions from Sikar

Harsh Nath Temple
(11Km.)
An ancient 10th century temple situated on the Harsh Nath hills is worth seeing.
Jeen Mata Temple
(29Km.)
Believed to have been built a thousand years ago, the temple is the venue of a colourful fair held twice in a year during ¿Navaratras.¿

General Information - Sikar

Location
170 km From Jaipur, Rajasthan
Best Time
October to March

Shopping - Sikar

Where to Shop
The shopping markets include Station Road Market, Jatia Bazar and Fatehpuri Gate Bazar.


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