The city of Shekhawati in Rajasthan is popularly called as the terra firma of Rajputs that endows with loom to the culture, classic arts in addition to the rustic farm life of this long-drawn-out semi-wilderness area of India. The majority of the fortresses, havelis and manors in this area constructed at some stage in the 18th & 19th century that stands till now as an evidence of the splendor of the wealthy culture of the nation. The architectural spectacle and attractiveness of these gigantic buildings is matchless.
Every year, the landscape of the place brings massive number of tourists to Shekhawati Festival. In 2014, the festival is planned to be conducted starting from February 7th till February 10th. The subsequent agenda of the Shekhawati Festival will be commencing from February 12th and will prolong till February 14th.
Therfore, all visitors can acquire a great notion of the entire district. The festival spreads in a variety of places such as Nawalgarh, Jhunjhunu, Churu and Sikar nevertheless, the Nawalgarh is the prime location to which Jaipur city is nearby The major aim behind the festival is to create a center of attention among more and more voyagers each year so that they can observe the welcoming country environment of this district. A tourist can understand and taste modest warmth of the pastoral hosts and at the same time can also travel around this charming country destination as well.
The Shekhawati Festival takes account of some standard activities like prearranged tour of the region where one can visit the legacy buildings (havelis) of the area. During the festival, the havelis are open for the visits of the public. Tourists get an outstanding chance to play a part in in a mixture of country games and other sports activities. Play a part in Matka Daur, Rassakashi, Mehendi (Henna), in Rangoli or Painting contest and much more. Tourists can also visit art exhibitions and can buy some astounding handicrafts of the area. Special Workshops are also been organized throughout the festival to offer data in relation to the art and craft.
The 19th annual Shekhawati Heritage Festival, the animated fortitude of Shekhawati will be conducted from February 8the to 10th of 2014. The festival is organized mutually by the State Department of Tourism and the District administrations of Jhunjhunu, Churu and Sikar.
Shekhawati is well-known for its wall paintings and is becoming a pastoral tourism destination as well. Travelling on horseback, the voyagers will get an innate view of the rural areas and the locals. Tourists will travel back with an ineffaceable impression of not only the sociability of the locals but also of the farming rebellion that sweeps the villages. At present, the region of Shekhawati exports about 80 % of its crops whereas a few years ago it could only meet ten per cent of its prerequisite throughout neighboring production.
For a multi-ethnic unearthing of Shekhawati’s culture, the festival has put on several venues like Nawalgarh, Jhunjhunu, Churu and Sikar. The programs comprise 1 day sightseeing around the region, jeep and camel safaris, agricultural visits, village games, several cultural programs, havelis contests and sparkling fireworks.
One more major pull of the festival is the cattle fair where people from different parts of the state arrive, to purchase and trade their cattle. Regarding the food, tourists have an assortment of choices to taste organic food at plentiful stalls which are placed during the festival. Seminars are also organized so that tourists can appreciate the entire process of farming of such food items.
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