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Shekhawati Festival

Shekhawati is not usually in the list of must-see places of visitors to Rajasthan and that precisely is the reason most of them don’t know what they are missing. This unique region is located in the triangular area formed by Delhi, Bikaner and Jaipur and is acknowledged by connoisseurs of art as the largest open art gallery of the world. The best time to visit the place is during the Shekhawati Festival – a three day cultural extravaganza held in the month of February every year.

Explore the Cultural Heritage of Shekhawati

The Shekhawati Festival is a revelation of the priceless heritage and culture of the place and is held at various places of the beautifully painted and decorated towns of the region. Towns such as Nawalgarh, Sikar, Jhunjhunu and Charu among others play host to the slew of festivities that are witnessed throughout Shekhawati for three days and nights.

The unique feature of the Shekhawati Festival is the stunning mix of diverse events and marvelously decorated venues that remain etched in the memories of those who are lucky enough to witness this grand spectacle of Rajasthan. Initiated by Morarka Foundation and the GDC Rural Research Foundation, the festival is focused on presenting the cultural heritage of the region to the outside world. Eco-tourism is undoubtedly one of the high points of the festival.

Eco-Tourism at its Best

During the festival some of the finest Havelis of Shekhawati gets transformed into heritage hotels to deliver a truly unique staying experience to dignitaries and visitors from across the globe. Historical forts known for their stunning looks and regal magnificence; palaces and castles of the historical past and other heritage places provide visitors a truly distinctive feeling with their rich sculptures, ancient architecture and famous paintings. These places completely redefine eco-tourism and give you an experience that comes once in a lifetime. 

Know More about the Unique Frescos of Shekhawati

The festival is a great opportunity to know more about the ancient art of making frescos which is many centuries old. Shekhawati frescoes are known for their absolute perfection and artistic superiority. The wall paintings are so creative and carry the finest detail in such sublime clarity that they remain unmatched for their quality. They adorn the Havelis, cenotaphs, forts and temples of Shekhawati and inspire visitors in no small measures.

Other Special Features

The Festival plays host to one of the biggest cultural events of Rajasthan and gets every person from the region involved. The main area of action is the Surya Mandal Stadium situated in Navalgarh but sideshows happen across every corner of the region as locals make full use of the opportunity to showcase their phenomenal skills to the visitors. The festival also includes well organized tours to the most famous historical Havelis, temples and forts of the region. Visitors can also gain knowledge of the various art and craft forms of the place through the many workshops and seminars specially organized for their benefit.

Enjoy Authentic Organic Food Straight from the Farm

Tourists don’t let go of the rare opportunity to be in the midst of the virgin rural environs and enjoy authentic organic lunches straight from the well-developed organic farms. They even get a firsthand experience of the whole food cultivating and growing before relishing the clean, pesticide and chemical-free end products.

Activities such as cultural program, games from the rural region and Haveli competitions keep the guests fully entertained. The grand fireworks are another strong attraction factor of the festival.

How to Reach

By Air

The nearest airport, Jaipur is at a distance of 142 km

By Rail

The Nawalgarh railway station is well connected to the rest of Rajasthan and India with a lot of trains halting here.

By Road

The place is well connected by road. Jaipur is 142 km away. Local transportation is easily available in the form of jeeps and rickshaws.

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