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Village Katrathal Sikar, Rajasthan  More Images
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Katrathal is a village located east of Sikar city in Rajasthan. A typical village with a mix of modern buildings sprung out in the same old lanes of the village and blending with the older havelis of Katrathal. Village has a history which dates back to almost 400 years and can be witnessed through the historical monuments in and around the village. The village has a population of about 25 thousand. People of different cast and creeds live in perfect secular harmony. Another amazing fact that makes this village so special is the barter system of economics which is very much relevant here and is being practiced.

Visitors to this village are not mere tourist; they are treated as kinfolks only. The local village host is an erstwhile chieftain (Jagirdar) and commands respect in the area and his family has been an excellent host to many national / international guests. The village Katrathal and its hosts provide an unmatched opportunity to its visitors to experience the charmed Indian village life and an enviable hospitality.

 Accomodation

This typical Rajasthani village has very ethnic kind of dwellings available, in local language these are called “Jhoopas” (Huts with thatched roofs), which are set amidst the green farm fields. These dwellings are circular in shape and moderately appointed. These dwellings stay cool in summers and are quite warm in winters and are basically a craft’s man work.

 Orientation
  • Assist in various farm tasks and learn about organic methods of farming
  • Interaction with village artisans to understand and participate in craft activities like pottery, bangle work, dyeing, weaving and woodwork
  • A sumptuous meal in the middle of a farm - Fresh vegetables of your choice plucked from the same farm and cooked in mouth watering traditional style
  • Cultural night with local village music / dance, specially organized for you, followed by deliciously rich Rajasthani dinner
  • Visiting the oldest and most revered monuments of the village
  • A trip through the village in a Camel Cart or Camel / Horse Riding trip in an open area for the more adventurous travelers
  • A visit to Harsh hills, the second highest mountain peak in Rajasthan
  • Participate in village games like Sitolia, Volleyball and Kabaddi
 Getting there

Location

Village Katrathal is situated on the eastern fringe of the Sikar town on Sikar-Jhunjhunu Highway in the state of Rajasthan

Distance

Sikar is around 110 km north-west of Jaipur and village Katrathal lies 10 km east of Sikar town.

 Fast Facts
Name Village Katrathal Best Time To Visit November to February
Location Sikar   Rajasthan   West   India  
Open From 2008-10-01  To 2009-09-30 Type Village Retreat
Temperature Summar   38°-42°      Winter   2°-8°      Rainy   28°-34°
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