(Last Updated on : 21/05/2009)
It lies in the Northern Rajasthan
. It lies at the easternmost extent of the Thar Desert
, where small sand-blown towns nestle between dunes and sprawling expanses of parched land. This place is accessible from Delhi and Jaipur. The nearest international airport
is at Jaipur and it is at a distance of 180 kilometers. Within the Shekhawati region there are several districts that are accessible by local transportations.
History of Shekhawati:
In the late 14th century, Mokal Singh, ruler of a small principality was blessed by a Fakir by the name of Sheikh Burhan. As a result a boy was born to the childless Mokal Singh. He named his son Shekha in honour of the Fakir. Shekhawati literally means "garden of Shekha." Its history is dotted with several strives with the Mughal empire
when Aurangzeb was the emperor. After his death the chieftains established themselves as the rulers.
Travel Information on Shekhawati Region:
The nearest airport is at Jaipur. The best Season to visit this place is from October to March. It is also accessible from Jaipur and other important cities of Rajasthan
. Shekhawati is crossed by a mainline railway, linking the major towns with Delhi, Jaipur and Bikaner. Regular local buses are also available as local transportations. Jeep or taxis are perfect for touring the local attractions and excursion tours. Travel agents in Jaipur also promote overnight excursions to the area.
Accommodation in Shekhawati
: The services at the hotels of Shekhawati region are impeccable. There are both heritage and budget accommodations here. Apart from the city hotels accommodations are also available in the districts of Shekhawati. From well-furnished rooms to dining, recreational and even business facilities are offered to the guests.
About Shekhawati City:
The history of the region revolves around the city. The kingdom of Shekhawati generally refers to the city. The local attractions are also situated around it.
Places of Interest in Shekhawati
: There are several places of interest here that will keep the tourists busy. Rented cars, taxis and other transports are found easily to tour these places. The local attractions here include:
Salsar Balaji temple