Ramgarh is a treasure trove of painted havelis, temples, chhatris (cenotaphs) and johras (water tanks). No visit to the town is complete without a taste of the famous Ramgarh laddoo (a sweet) available at numerous halwai shops. You can also source handicrafts and handmade wooden furniture from here.
Havelis – There are innumerable havelis built by the merchant clans of Ruias, Poddars, Prahaldakas, Khemkas etc. The havelis are covered with an incredible variety of frescoes, depicting religious, secular, Persian and British colonial designs and motifs.
Temples - Ramgarh has many interesting temples. The Shani temple, built by the Khemka family has a faded exterior, but the insides are a glorious display of fabulous murals and mirror work. Another fine temple is the Ganga temple, built by the Poddars in 1845. Some of the other temples in the area include the Natwar Niketan, the Ram-Lakshman Temple etc.
Chhatris (cenotaphs) – Ramgarh has some of the finest collection of chhatris in the Shekhawati region., the Ram Gopal Poddar Chhatri is possibly the most striking. Built by the Poddar family in 1872, the murals in the dome depict various scenes from the Ramayana, and also the life of Lord Krishna.
Market place and the 3 Gates – Ramgarh has the best preserved market place in Shekhawati region. It also has three large gates leading to three adjoining towns, which are named after them - Fathepuri gate, Churu gate and Bissau gate. In some parts you can see the remnants of the old city wall which has now more or less disappeared.
Handicrafts - Ramgarh is a major centre for wooden furniture including handcrafted wooden furniture. You can visit their workshops. You can also watch bangle makers and silver jewellery makers at work.
Painted towns of Shekhawati region – Ramagrh is centrally located to explore the Shekhawati region. Some of the neighbouring towns include Churu, Bissau, Mahansar, Mandawa, Malsisar, Fatehpur, and Nawalgarh. Most of these are within half an hour’s drive from Ramgarh.
Tal Chapar Sanctuary (85 Kms, 2 hours). The sanctuary, located within the Great Indian desert (Thar) is open grassland with scattered acacia trees. It is the home of the "Black buck", a beautiful species of antelope, which has amazing spiraled horns. Some other animals here are the desert fox, jungle cat, black naped hare, jackal, chinkara deer etc. Kurja (demoiselle crane) starts to migrate here from far off regions such as Siberia, central Asia etc. in the month of September.
Salasar Balaji temple – Shekhawati region is an important pilgrim centre and has a number of very popular temples. One of the most important one is Salasar Balaji (75 Kms. – about 1.5 hours), dedicated to the popular Lord Hanuman.
Dhanis (Villages) - There are a number of dhanis (villages) around Ramgarh. Many of them still have traditional mud houses with thatched roofs. Here you will come across people wearing colourful costumes. While traveling to the various dhanis, you will also come across sand dunes and local vegetation.