Alsisar, located in Jhunjhunu district of Rajasthan, is one of the historic places of India. It is also a part of Shekhawati region which is a historic region consisting of Jhunjhunu, Sikar Churu districts and some parts of Nagaur & Jaipur. It is known for castles, cenotaphs, Havelis and ancient Hindu temples. Alsisar Mahal is one of the most famous forts where the popular Magnetic Fields Festival is organised every year. These forts and castles are known for extremely artistic paintings. Most forts are artistically designed with fresco paintings which is one of the major tourist attractions in Alsisar.
The Alsisar town is named after the famous fort “Alsisar Fort”. The history Alsisar is one of the parts of Shekhawati historical regions. The Shekhawati region includes districts of Jhunjhunu, Sikar, Churu and some parts of Nagaur & Jaipur. With Alsisar fort, The Shekhawati also consists of several other forts like Sikar Fort, Churu Fort, Nawalgarh Fort, Mandawa Fort. In 1757, the Alsisar Fort was built by Alsisar Thakur Samarth Singh who was the son of Thakur Pahad Singh of Heerwa and great-grand-son of Raja Shardul Singh of Jhunjhunu.
The fort was attacked by the Shekhawati Brigade which was led by Colonel Forrester of British East India Company Army. In 1954, the fort was rebuilt. Though, it was not in good condition. Again, the restoration began in the year 2000 and completed in 2006. Then, it is turned into a heritage hotel and is managed by Thakur Gaj Singh who is the 8th generation of Thakur clan. It is locally known as “Alsisar Thikana”.
Alsisar Mahal. Now a heritage hotel! The Alsisar Fort is adorned with beautiful fresco paintings and grand courtyards. This 17th-century fort was artistically built and holds a surreal ambience. Several scenes in the paintings depict the day-to-day life of the the-then era.
Satya Narayan Temple. This ancient temple holds beauty and serene aura. The temple is dedicated to deity Satya Narayana who is one of the forms of Lord Vishnu.
Shri Rani Sati Temple. This temple is intriguing to visit and feel the history around it. The temple says a lot about Sati Practice during Indo-Aryan culture.
Walk around the town. If you are a history buff, then roaming around the town will definitely give you some major throwbacks from the past. The beautiful town still holds the charm of a gone era. It is a perfect getaway from the rush and rustic city life.
Shopping for Handicrafts. There are several local markets with several handicraft stalls that sells beautiful Rajasthani art and craft in the form of beautiful mojris, household and gift items.
Magnetic Fields Festival. This is one of the reasons why the Alsisar town witnesses humongous tourists during the month of December. The grand musical extravaganza is boomed up with several independent music artists. People also love camping in the desert and spend some great time with loved ones. Read More
In summers, Rajasthan becomes hotter, hence exploring may become a little bit overwhelming. So, early winter is the perfect time to explore this heritage town. October-March is the best time to visit the Alsisar.
Every region of Rajasthan denotes the significance of the state and that is “Royalty”. One can feel the rich culture with the simplicity of locals. Alsisar is definitely untouched of their signature remark. Here, people mostly speak in Marwari, Mewari, Wagdi and more depending on regional classification. The town is 224.7 km via NH9, 1,286.2 km via NH48, 1,666.1 km via NH19, 2,255.5 km via NH 48 away from Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Bengaluru respectively.
By Air. The nearest airports are Jaipur International Airport, Bikaner Airport and New Delhi Airport. These airports are well-connected to major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai with frequent airline services from AirAsia, Air India. Jaipur International Airport serves with domestic as well as international flights, thus, is a major airport of Rajasthan. It is also well-connected by bus services including cities like Delhi, Gwalior, Agra, Ahmedabad and Vadodara.
By Road. Alsisar town is well-connected to neighbouring towns, cities and states. There are several local ad public buses run from cities like Delhi, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. If you are travelling by your personal vehicle, it is even easier. From Delhi, you can take National Highway 9 or 709 to reach Alsisar. It is just 254 kilometres away from Delhi and can reach within 5 hours. From Haryana, you need to take the National Highway 52 and it will take more than 2 hours to reach the Alsisar town. Travelling from metropolitan cities like Mumbai, Kolkata and Bengaluru can be a bit overwhelming. Though, if you are a travel enthusiast, can experience a cultural-exchange-journey from these cities to Alsisar.
By Rail. The nearest railway station is Hadyal Railway Station which is situated in Ratanpura in Churu District. It is just 32 kilometres away from the Alsisar. Hence, it will take around one hour to reach Alsisar. Also, if you are travelling from other cities in India, you can opt for Jaipur Railway Station. It is connected to major cities of India such as Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Bengaluru.
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