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Shekhawati Festival - The Vibrant Spirit of Shekhawati

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.

Shekhawati Festival,Nawalgarh
Dance performing during the Shekhawati Festival,Rajasthan
Nawalgarh is once again all set to serve as the chief location of the Shekhawati Festival. The upcoming year, 2015 promises to bring in the most colorful festival of the year again. The final dates for the 20th Annual Shekhawati Heritage Festival are here and it going to be held from 12th to 15th February 2015. 

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.

Shekhawati Festival,Nawalgarh
Camel Safaris, Shekhawati Festival
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.

Shekhawati Festival,Nawalgarh,Rajasthan
Another major attraction is the cattle fair where people from all over the state come, to buy and sell cattle. As far as food is concerned, you have various options to taste organic food at numerous stalls which are set during the festival. Seminars are organized so that visitors can understand the whole process of cultivation of such food. The festival also includes an award ceremony where students with merit as well as brave people of the local community are awarded.

     Shekhawati Festival 2015 Itinerary
  • The 20th Annual Shekhawati Heritage Festival
  • February 12th - 15th, 2015, Nawalgarh Rajasthan
The main venue for Shekhawati festival remains Nawalgarh with Jaipur being the nearest destination. Check out the Programme Details of Shekhawati Festival in Nawalgarh..

Shekhawati Festival 2015, Nawalgarh
Program Details

12th to 15th February, 2015 
Time
Activities
Place
  Thursday, 12 February-2015
 11:00 am  Local Games & Sports – Competition Initial
 Round
Surya Mandal Stadium, Nawalgarh
 04:15 pm  Craft Bazar-Inauguration
 05:15 pm  Organic Food Court-Inauguration
 Friday, 13 February-2015
 11:00 am  onwards  Local Games & Sports, Craft Bazar &
 Organic Food Court-Continued
Surya Mandal Stadium, Nawalgarh
 01:45 pm  Cultural Performance-Competitions Initial
 Rounds
Surya Mandal Stadium, Nawalgarh
 05:00 pm  onwards  Inauguration by Chief Guest
 Duff & Chang
 Cultural Program
Saturday, 14 February-2015
10:10 am onwards  Local Games & Sports, Craft Bazar &
 Organic Food Court-Continued
Surya Mandal Stadium, Nawalgarh
11:30 am  Poster, Painting & Bandhej-Competitions
01:30 pm  Mahendi, Musical Chair & Rangoli – Competitions Surya Mandal Stadium, Nawalgarh
03:15 pm  Cultural Performance – Competitions Semi Finals Surya Mandal Stadium, Nawalgarh
05:00 pm  Cultural Ceremony & Price Distribution
06:15 pm onwards  Laughter Show
 Sunday, 15 February-2015
 10:00 am Onwards
 Local Games & Sports, Craft Bazar, Organic Food Court,  Bandhej Exhibition-Continued Surya Mandal Stadium, Nawalgarh
 01:30 pm  Matka Daur, Rassakassi , Handicraft &
 Mahendi – Competition
Surya Mandal Stadium, Nawalgarh
 02:30 pm  Cultural Performance – Competitions Finals
 05:00 pm Onwards  Shopping Dhamaka – Final Draw
 Fire Show
 Kavi Sammelan