The 18th Annual Shekhawati Heritage Festival will be held from 7 to 10 February 2013. It is organized jointly by the State Department of Tourism, District administrations of Sikar, Jhunjhunu and Churu.
Shekhawati, is famous for its frescoes and is fast becoming a rural tourism destination too. Travelling on horseback, the tourists get a closer view of the countryside and the people. And they return with an indelible imprint of not only the friendliness of the people but also of the agricultural revolution sweeping the villages- the region now exports 80 per cent of its crops whereas only a few years ago it could meet only 10 per cent of its requirement through local production.
For a broad-based discovery of Shekhawati’s culture, the festival is spread over a number of venues – Nawalgarh, Sikar, Jhunjhunu and Churu. The programs include a one day tour of the region, camel and jeep safaris, farm visits, rural games, cultural programs, havelis competitions and fireworks.
The main venue is Nawalgarh, Shekhawati with Jaipur being the nearest airport, 142kms away.
Date: 07 Feb 2013 – 10 Feb 2013
Timing: 11:00 am to 11:00 pm
State Department of Tourism & District administrations of Sikar, Jhunjhunu and Churu