Sikar is spread in the Shekhawati region. It is aligned with the north-west border of state capital Jaipur. It is surrounded by another three districts which are Nagaur, Churu and Jhunjhunu.
The name of Sikar was ‘Beer Bhan ka Baas’ in the earlier time. In the medieval period Churu, Jhunjhunu and Sikar were part of Shekhawati region. At that time the name of this area was ‘Nehrawati’. This Shekhawati region was the biggest thikana of Jaipur at that time.
Later Raja Bhahadur Singh Shekhawat, the king of Khandela gifted the village ‘Beer Bhan ka baas’ to Rao Daulat Singh, son of Rao Jaswant Singh of Kasli thikana. And Rao Daulat Singh changed its name to Sikar in the memory of Rao Shekha. In 1687 AD he built a beautiful fort here. From that time till the independence of India only this clan ruled on Sikar.
According to census 2011 the total population of Sikar is 26,77,333 of which the total male population is 13,74,990 and the female population is 13,02,343. The growth rate in the population of Sikar in comparison with census 2001 is 17.03%. The density of Sikar is 346 persons per kilometer square. The sex here is 947 girls per 1000 boys. Average literacy of this district is 71.91% of which the male literacy is 85.11% and the female literacy is 58.23%.
Places of Interest
Khatu Shyam Ji temple is located in the Khatu village 65 km away from Sikar. This temple is devoted to lord Krishna. Devotees from far places come here to visit this temple.
Harshnath temple of Lord Shiva is built on the hill of Arawali range. The beautiful location and the faith of devotees bring them to this place.
Laxmangarh fort is situated in the Laxmangarh village of Sikar and was built by Rao Laxman Singh in 1862. There are a number of beautiful and majestic havelis are there in the fort.
Ganeshwar, Jeen mata temple, Sikar fort, Harshnath temple, Bolta Balaji temple, Rani Mahal are some another places which attracts tourists from all over the world to Sikar.
Transportation in Sikar
Local taxis are efficient and affordable medium to travel inside the city. Private and government tourism buses are the comfortable mode of sightseeing in Sikar.
How to reach
Jaipur airport is best way to reach here via airways. Buses and cabs are easily from here to Sikar.
Sikar railway line is connected with few major cities of Rajasthan, so you can reach here via railways by the nearest railway stations Shri Madhopur and Ringas junction which are 48 and 50 km away from Sikar respectively.
National Highway 11 passes through Sikar, so Sikar is connected with most of the major and minor cities of India.
Kantli, Mantha, Pawta, Kavant are the rivers that passes through and flows in Sikar.
Special about Sikar
Madhav sagar pond was constructed by one of the kings of Sikar to give employment to the citizens of Sikar.
Sikar is a place where from its establishment till the Indian independence only the Shekhawat clan has ruled.
History of Sikar
Demographics of Sikar
Places of interest in Sikar
Transportation of Sikar
How to reach Sikar
Tourism Guidance in Sikar
Rivers in Sikar
STD codes list of Rajasthan, Sikar District
Pin codes list of Rajasthan, Sikar District