Shekhawati FestivalThe Shekhawati Region, a land of Rajputs is an amalgation of Indian art, culture and rural farm life along the vast semi-desert countryside of Rajasthana place. The havelis, lavish mansions and courtyard scattered throughout the countryside built during the 18th and 19th centuries are painted with colourful and beautiful picturesque of Indian culture and history.

The Shekhawati Festival is organized by the State Department of Tourism, District administration of Sikar, Jhunjhunu and Churu and the M.R. Morarka- GDC Rural Research Foundation Shekhawati. The festival is attracting large number of tourists thus fast becoming a rural tourism destination too.

Tourists can watch and feel the real rural environment. They can go back with an unforgettable impression of friendliness of the people and comprehensive agricultural revolution in the villages.

The festival is organized to enhance tourism in Shekhawati region. The festival is organized at several places in Rajasthan, including Nawalgarh, Sikar, Jhunjhunu and Churu.

Nawalgarh serves as the chief location for the festival and is easily accessible from the capital city of Jaipur. Several activities like rural games, cultural programmes, haveli competitions and fireworks etc. are held to entertain the guests.

Every year whole Shekhawati region is transformed into a venue of fair and festivals on 10th and 11th of February. The Shekhawati fair hosts a gala event for the sale and purchase of cattle. The Shekhawati festival also has an assortment of attractions for everyone. The festival provides an opportunity to locals by providing them with an avenue for trading and earning bread & butter.

Major Attractions of Shekhawati Festival

Shekhawati festival is great opportunity to take a peek into the village life of Rajasthan. The festival let people visiting here acknowledge with the rustic charm, the humbleness and hospitality of villagers. The unexplored terrains of the surroundings are discovered on a ride on camel s back. Camel and jeep safaris, Rural games, Cultural programs, Haveli competitions are held.

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