The Shekhawati Region in Rajasthan is known as the land of Rajputs that offers an insight to the culture, performing arts as well as rural farm life of this stretched semi-desert part of the Indian state. Most of the palaces, havelis and mansions in this region built during the 18th and 19th century are a proof of the magnificence of the rich culture of the country. The architectural marvel and beauty of these huge buildings is unmatched for.
The Shekhawati Festival includes of some regular activities such as organized tour of the region where you visit the heritage buildings (havelis) of the region. During the festival, they are open for public visits. One gets an excellent opportunity to take part in various rural games and other sports activities. Take part in Rassakashi, Matka Daur, Mehendi (Henna) or Rangoli or Painting competition etc. You can visit art exhibitions or can shop for some amazing handicrafts of the region. Workshops are also organized during the festival offering information about the art and craft.
|Dance performing during the Shekhawati Festival,Rajasthan|
This countryside plays host to Shekhawati Festival every year. This year, the festival is going to be held from 7th to 10th February. The next schedule of the Shekhawati Festival will be starting from 12th February and will be going on till 14th February. So that the visitors can get a great idea of the whole region, the festival spreads in various venues like Nawalgarh, Sikar, Jhunjhunu and Churu but the Nawalgarh is the chief location to which Jaipur is the nearest. The main thought behind the organization of the festival is to attract more and more amount of tourists every year so that they can witness the friendly rural environment of this region. One gets a taste of humble hospitality of the rural hosts where you can also explore this picturesque rural destination too.
|Camel Safaris, Shekhawati Festival|
Shekhawati Festival 2013 Itinerary
- The 18th Annual Shekhawati Heritage Festival
- February 7th -10th, 2013, Nawalgarh Rajasthan
Shekhawati Festival 2013, Nawalgarh
7th February to 10th February, 2013