Shekhawati is a semi-desert region in north Rajasthan.You can travel to Shekhawati on the triangle tour between Delhi-Bikaner-Jaipur. Shekhawati region is a cluster of small towns, which are eminent for their amazing painted havelis.Shekhawati region forms one of the most important destinations on your travel to Rajasthan.
A Shekhawati travel tour will take you amidst rich artistic painted Havelis, which makes the Shekhawati region admirable and attractive. Most of the buildings of the region belong date back to the 18th century to early 20th centuries. Various forms of fine art adorn the walls and the ceilings of these structures, complimenting the otherwise flat and barren land. The havelis are noted for their frescos depicting mythological themes and that of huge animals. Some later day frescos show the arrival of the British and depict steam locomotives and trains doubtlessly for the benefit of those members of the household who had not seen this newly introduced mode of transport. On your Shekhawati travel you can explore the unique architectural style of these havelis that evolved around the courtyards to ensure safety and privacy of the womenfolk and protection from the heat of the long and harsh summers.Your travel to Rajasthan would be incomplete without a tour to Shekhawati.
On your Shekhawati travel you can also experience the majestic forts, minor castles, mosques, stepwells called baolis and chattris. Mandawa is one of the most interesting places that you can visit in Shekhawati when you travel to Rajasthan India. You can find many historical sites of your own interest on travel to Rajasthan.
Places to Visit
Mandawa: On your Shekhawati India travel you can visit the compact and busy little market town of Mandawa, which was founded in the 18th century. The dominant merchant families fortified it and its fort dominates the town with a painted arched gateway adorned with Lord Krishna and his cows. Some of the famous attractions of the place are its havelis, which include the Chokhani, Ladia, and Saraf havelis. A Shiva temple with a rock crystal lingam is also worth a visit.
Dundlod: You can visit the small village of Dundlod, situated on the right in the heart of the Shekhawati region. The fort in the Dundlod region dates back to 1750. The Diwan-I-Khas, which was the hall of private assembly, is in still a good condition. The noteworthy havelis include the Tuganram Goenka and Jagathia havelis. The Satyanarayan Temple also forms one of the main attractions of the region.
Fatehpur: The Fatehpur town was established in 1451 as a capital for Muslim Nawabs but was taken by the Shekhawati Rajputs in the 18th century. Some of the main havelis of interest at Fatehpur are the Mahavira Prasad Goenka haveli, Geori Shankar haveli, Nand Lal Devra haveli, and the Harikishan Das Sarogi haveli. On your Shekhawati travel you will also find remains of a 17th century baoli in the Fatehpur region.
Ramgarh: On your Shekhawati India travel you can visit the Ramgarh region, which was founded by the powerful Poddar merchant family in 1791 after they had left the village of Churu following a disagreement with the landlord. The Ramgarh region was one of the richest towns of the area. Apart from the Poddar havelis, the Ram Gopal Poddar Chhatri is also noteworthy on your Shekhawati travel. The town is also known for its local handicrafts.
Nawalgarh: The Nawalgarh region was founded in the 18th century. You can visit this region on your Shekhawati travel. The region has the finest of Shekhawati's frescoes. The main building of this town is the fort built in 1737. The havelis of interest here are Anandi Lal Poddar haveli, the Aath havelis, Hem Raj Kulwal haveli, Bhagton ki Haveli and the Khedwal Bhawan. There is also the Roop Niwas Palace that has now been converted into a luxury hotel.
Jhunjhunu: The Jhunjhunu region is situated at a distance of about 250km from Delhi and 180km from Jaipur. The district headquarters was a stronghold of the Kayamkhani Nawabs till 1730. The havelis of the Tibriwals and the Modis as well as the Khetri Mahal and the Bihariji Temple have frescoes worth seeing. You can visit this town on your Shekhawati travel.
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