10 Places to Visit in Sikar, Tourist Places & Top Attractions

Tourist Places in Sikar

Rani Palace, Nehru Park, Devgarh Fort, Laxmangarh Fort, Harshnath Temple, Ganeshwar, Khatushyamji Mandir, Danta Ramgarh.

The tourist places in Sikar display regality of the Shekhawati Region and the once princely state of Rajasthan. A heritage town with fortified walls, Sikar is one of the two districts of Shekhawati located between Agra and Bikaner. Housed within the district are several arresting Havelis (mansions) and Forts, such as the Devgarh Fort and Lakshmangarh Fort that shed light on the rich culture and architectural designs.

Other than that, there are still many places to visit in Sikar, like the Ganeshwar Village known to be an archaeological site and home of sulphur-infused hot springs. Or Ramgarh Danta, a village with stunning mansions and the Ramgarh Dantra Fort that one can explore during a day trip. If you want a spiritual excursion, then one of the most important pilgrimages in the country - Khatu Shyam Ji is yet another option for a visit in Sikar, during your vacation.

Here is a list of places to visit in Sikar:

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Located at a distance of 11 kilometres from the main Sikar city centre in the Sikar district of Rajasthan, the Harshnath Temple is an ancient place of worship dedicated to the Hindu Lord Shiva. As per the available inscription, the original temple dates back to 973 CE and is said to have been built by Bhavarakta during the reign of Chahamana king Vigraharaja II.

The site was then demolished by the Mughal ruler ‘Aurangzeb’ in 1679. After a few years in 1718, a new temple was erected by Rao Shivsingh at the same spot using the ruins of the old temple. And since then the site has been a prominent pilgrimage and among tourist attractions in Sikar.

Location: Sikar, Rajasthan 332001.

Timings: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.
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Devgarh Fort is a stunning hillock Fort built in 1787 by Rao Raja Devi Singh of Sikar. Located in Devgarh, at a distance of 10 kilometres away from the city centre atop a hill with an elevation of 2100 feet above sea level.

The magnificent establishment is one of the most authentic places to visit in Sikar to enjoy expansive views of the surroundings. Designed and ornamented with traditional Shekhawati architecture, frescos, carvings etc., one cannot make do without taking a comprehensive tour of the property during the royal vacation.

Location: Deogarh, Sikar, Rajasthan 332021.

Timings: 24 hours.
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Built in 1862 by Maharaja Lakshman Singh, the Lakshmangarh Fort is one of the many astounding forts in the Shekhawati Region and places to visit in Sikar. Situated atop scattered, massive rock formations in the village of Lakshmangarh, named after Rao Raja himself.

The colossal structure is one unique architectural marvel in the world and is partly owned by the Jhunjhunwala Family and only some areas are open for public visitation. Within the premises are grand additions are wings from where a bird’s-eye view of the town can be enjoyed.

Location: Laxmangarh, Rajasthan 332311.

Timings: 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.
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One of the largest parks, the Nehru Park is among the prominent tourist attractions in Sikar. Used for many social gatherings during festivities like Gangaur, it is a different experience to be in the town during the celebrations. However, despite that also the place remains bustling with people on picnics, walks and leisurely things to admire the harboured flowers and semi-herbal plants.

Location: Mohalla narwan, Salasar - Sikar Rd, Sikar, Rajasthan 332001.

Timings: 6:00 am to 10:00 pm.
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Located around 65 kilometres from the Sikar city centre, KhatushyamJi Temple is a significant pilgrimage site among the believers of the Hindu Lord Krishna. Apart from that also, many other devotees and tourists pay a visit to this revered sacred site.

Built in the year 1027 AD by Roopsingh Chauhan and his wife Nirmala Kanwar, the temple since its inception has associated many legends and myths with it. The Khatu Shyam Ji Mela ‘Fair’ is one of the best times to visit and enjoy the hustle and bustle of the celebrations.

Location: Khatushyamji Village, Sikar District, Rajasthan.

Timings: Winter Season: 5:30 am to 1:00 pm and 4:30 pm to 9:00 pm | Summer Season: 4:30 am to 12:30 pm and 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm.
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Danta Ramgarh is a historical fort situated in the Ramgarh Village, located at a distance of 51 kilometres from Sikar City. Built in 1733 by Guman Singh Ladkhani, the grandiose structure sits at a slight elevation, compared to the rest of the village and thus, presents stunning views of the surrounding scenery. One can also take a tour of the promises to admire the scrumptious architecture and detailing, which make it one of the top places to visit in Sikar.

Location: Ramgarh, Dantaramgarh Tehsil, Sikar District, Rajasthan.
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Ganeshwar is a quaint and small village in the Sikar district, laid out near the copper mines of the Khetri copper belt in the Sikar-Jhunjhunu area. An ancient land, one can find remains and ruins of a 4000-year-old civilization that had lived here at once.

Apart from being a significant archaeological site, the village has also emerged to be one of the best places to visit in Sikar. One can spend a day-out here with a packed picnic, and also explore the renowned sulphur hot springs.

Location: Neem-ka-Thana Tehsil, Sikar District, Rajasthan.

Timings: 24 hours.
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People Also Ask About Sikar

  1. What is Sikar famous for?

    The fortified heritage town of Sikar is best known for its intricate architecture, Havelis (mansions), frescos, forts and other palatial structures that boasts of rich Shekhawati culture and history.
  2. How far is Sikar from Jaipur?

    Sikar is a small town near Jaipur, located at a distance of 115.2 kilometres via NH52 Route, 129.4 kilometres via Bikaner - Agra Road and NH52 Route, and 140.7 kilometres via Jaipur - Jobner - Kuchaman - Nagaur Road Route.

    And depending on the route taken, it can take one around 2 to 2.5 hours to travel, one way.
  3. What are the tourist places in Sikar to visit with family?

    1. Devgarh: Located at a height of 2100 feet on a hill in Deogarh near Sikar, the Devgarh Fort is one of the many stunning tourist places in Sikar. Built in 1787 by Rao Raja Devi Singh, the well-preserved structure is a great example of Rajasthani architecture and decoration using murals, frescos, mirror work etc.

    2. Ganeshwar: It is a village situated in the Neem-ka-Thana area of the Sikar District. Said to have been an archaeological site due to the presence of a variety of ruins of a civilization dating back 4000 years, Ganeshwar has garnered much tourist attention as a popular picnic spot and its sulphur hot springs.

    3. Rani Palace: A historical palace trend to a heritage hotel, Rani Palace is the best option for accommodation with family. During the stay, one can also tour around every nook and cranny of the property and appreciate the detailing, frescos and other architectural elements.

    4. Nehru Park: Presenting the green-side of Sikar, Nehru Park is one of the largest in the town. It is home to many different types of flora that can be seen during a picnic, outing or a relaxing walk on the premises. The park is also a prominent spot for festive celebrations by locals, such as ‘Gangaur’.
  4. What is the best time to visit Sikar?

    The best time to visit Sikar is between October till March. These months constitute autumn, winter and spring seasons in the state of Rajasthan.

    Having a dry atmosphere with pleasantly warm days and chilly evenings tourists can easily enjoy activities and sightseeing of the top places to visit in Sikar.

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