Sikar is a popular destination in the northeastern part of Rajasthan and shares its boundaries with Jhunjhunu, Churu, Nagaur and Jaipur in the state. The historic city used to be known as Beer Bhan Ka Bass when it was the capital town of Thikana Sikar, ruled by the Shekhawati kings.
Sikar attracts a lot of travellers and history buffs owing to its existing havelis, forts and temples. The most well-known attraction here is the Laxmangarh Fort, constructed in the year 1862 by King Laxman Singh. The colourful, picturesque frescoes and the Shekhawati style of architecture makes it a thing of regal beauty. Other places the city is famous for are mostly the havelis such as: Sawant Ram Chokhani Haveli, Bansidhar Rathi Haveli, Sanganeria Haveli, Mirijamal Kyala Haveli, Char Chowk Haveli and Kedia Haveli.
Travellers already in Sikar must also visit the nearby Fatehpur town. Just like Sikar, this town too is famous for its royal forts, havelis, temples, nawabi baoris, mosques and cenotaphs built in the Shekhawati style of architecture and adorned with precious frescoes.
The Khatushyamji Temple, about 65km from Sikar, is a popular shrine worth a visit as well. The Khatushyamji Fair is held here in the months of February and March and is a colourful representation of folk culture and art forms of the region. If time permits, you can also visit Ganeshwar, Jeenmata, Ramgarh and Madho Niwas Kothi while travelling to Sikar.
The district of Sikar is well connected by air, rail and road. The nearest airport is located in Jaipur. The airport is connected to major Indian cities of Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai by daily flights. The railway station of Sikar is connected to Jaipur, Delhi, Ganganagar, Bikaner and Churu by frequent trains. The best time visit Sikar is during winters because it experiences hot, semi-arid climate for most part of the year.