Win a day with world champion Nyjah Huston!

The winner of the Janwaar Castle Skateboarding Challenge will spent a day at Janwaar skateboarding with Nyjah Huston!

Who can apply?



6-16 years


Friday, November 11
Arrivals of the participants, check in at the venue, registration
Segregating the participants into groups according their skateboarding skills
Saturday, November 12
Arrivals of the participants, check in at the venue, registration
10.00 am “Try the Turf” / practice session
Segregating the participants into groups according their skateboarding skills 
12.30 pm  Inauguration of the event at the Palace of Panna
1.30 pm   Lunch 
2.30  Warm-up / Official start
3.00 pm   Challenge Part 1
5.00 pm   Challenge Part 2
7.00 pm  Dinner 
Sunday, November 13
5.30 am    Jungle Safari into Panna National Park (optional) 
8-9.30 am Breakfast
9.30  Warm-up
10 am   Challenge Part 3
1 pm  Lunch
2.30 pm   Challenge Part 4
4.30 pm  Challenge Part 5
7.00 pm  Dinner 
Monday, November 14
6.30 am    Nature Walk (optional) 
7.30 -9 am Breakfast
9.30 am  Warm-up
10.00 am  Finals
1 pm Ceremony / Closing
2 pm  Lunch / Departure



We’ve got news for you!

Posted by anveer metha on Oct 1, 2016 in Beyond Janwar Castle, Blog

Let me be correct. We’ve got the biggest news in Indian Skateboarding for you!
A short while ago, 101India came to Janwaar and produced a heartwarming and right to the point video that clearly showed the social impact Janwaar Castle has triggered in the village.

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The Barefoot Skateboarders

Posted by ulrike on Sep 14, 2016 in Blog, Social Impact did a very nice documentary on us !
“A sport which has long been identified with urban neighbourhoods across the world, is being used in a village in central India as a trigger for social change.

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Skateboarding with the tigers

Posted by ulrike on Jul 27, 2016 in Blog, Janwaar Castle Skateboarding Challenge

In preparation for our first Janwaar Castle Skateboarding Challenge we will go on a photoshoot with 20 of our Janwaar Castle kids. The event is an annual event which aims to bring skateboarders from all over India together and to scout talent.

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Janwaar’s First Skateboarding Exchange Program

Posted by mannan gupta on May 4, 2016 in Blog, Skatepark

The 2nd week of April marked Janwaar Castle’s first ever Skateboarding Exchange Program. Eight skateboarders from Delhi boarded the train that would take them to Khajuraho. Some of them had been training with the freemotionsk8 for the last 3 years.

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Authorized to Grow

Posted by mannan gupta on Jun 7, 2016 in Blog, Learning Experience, Skatepark

Mohan, a 16-year-old Delhi kid lives in a small independent room in Nev Sarai. He loves to skateboard and has become the natural leader among all others who love to skate. He spends most of his time skateboarding, and helping others to skate.

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Delhi – Janwaar Skateboarding Exchange Program

Posted by ulrike on Apr 17, 2016 in Blog, Skatepark

These eight young skateboarders from Delhi came to visit Janwaar Castle last weekend. Thank you Aashiq from the freemotion skatepark in Delhi for bringing them to Khajuraho. These boys had a blast.

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The Red Frock

Posted by ulrike on Feb 17, 2016 in Blog, Faces of Janwaar

The girl was cruising! The arms were out and the eyes were focussed under the helmet, that dropped down for the umpteenth time. Her frock soon transformed into a sail with the wind in it – the direction hardly mattered with focus like that, and she rolled on where the momentum would take her.

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Ramkesh - The boy who loves to skateboard

Posted by ulrike on Mar 31, 2016 in Blog, Faces of Janwaar

A young boy loves to skateboard. Like a ninja, he swings, swivers, drops and effortlessly glides from tall walls and curves. Without any professional guidance, Ramkesh started riding the board for fun. Slipping and falling countless times, injuring bones and collecting new bruises now and then.

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Read more amazing stories of Janwaar Castle.



Bring good shoes and a sleeping bag. Always have water with you!
Be warned: No network coverage and no wifi!

getting there

Railway stations: Khajuraho and Satna.
Airport: Khajuraho
Bus station: Panna (6 km to Janwaar)
650 km from Delhi
420 km from Bhopal

getting around

The tents where all of you will stay are right next to Janwaar Castle, the skatepark.
In case you are planning to go to Panna you either walk or hire an auto rickshaw from Panna.

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