Shekhawati is a semi- dry historical region vested in the northeast part of Rajasthan, India. Shekhawati is legendary for its painted Havelis and paintings, well-known for their wall painting depicting mythological and historical subjects. Large wooden doors guard the Havelis and a smaller door is used for daily movements. A sophisticated wooden carving with fancy bronze iron fittings implies the wealth of Havelis owner. The ground floor is normally recessed in such a way that balconies overhang the street. There are many towns to see in Shekhawati and roam around to witness the beauty of this tinted land. Here we have listed the best places to visit in Shekhawati; the main points of attraction in the region are Mandawa, Nawalgarh, Dundlod, Fatehpur, Jhunjhunu, Lakshman Garh, Ramgarh and Mukundgarh.
Tour Details :
The tour starts early in the morning, pick up from your hotel in Jaipur by AC car and drive to Shekhawati. Visit Mandawa, Nawalgarh, Dundlod, Fatehpur, Jhunjhunu, Ramgarh and Mukundgarh.
Mandawa - Mandawa is a small town in the heart of Shekhawati region. Mandawa famous as "The Open Air Art Gallery". Mandawa is dotted with charming mansions (Havelis) that have open-heartedly painted walls. The place is known not only for its Havelis but also for its Fort Palace. The texture of the palace reminds of the cultural and social importance of this region in the past. Of the Havelis, the most important are the Chokhani, Ladia, Bansidhar Newatia, and Gulab Rai Ladia Haveli.
Nawalgarh - Nawalgarh is renowned for its fort that was built in AD 1737 by Thakur Nawal Singh. The Bala Quila has a kiosk with graceful roofing paintings while the Roop Niwas Palace has now been modified into a hotel. Like Mandawa, Nawalgarh has large number of important Havelis including Anandi Lal Poddar Haveli, Aath Haveli, Hem Raj Kulwal Haveli, Bhagton Ki Haveli, and Khedwal Bhavan.
Dundlod – Dundlod located around 30 souths east of Mandawa, Dundlod has many Havelis such as Jathia Haveli, and Tugan Ram Goenka Haveli. However, Dundlod is better known for its palace and fort. Satyanarayan temple is another tourist attraction.
Fatehpur – Fatehpur founded in 1451 as the capital of the Muslim Nawabs, Fatehpur was taken over by the Rajputs of the Shekhawati region in the 18th century. The main affinities here are the Mahavir Prasad Goenka Haveli, the Gauri Shankar Haveli, the Nand Lal Devra Haveli, the Harikrishnan Das Saraogi Haveli, and a 17th-century baoli or step-well.
Jhunjhunu - Founded by the Kaimkhani Nawabs in the 15th century, the place was taken under control by Rajput ruler Sardul Singh in 1730. The main enchantment of the city include the Khetri Mahal, the Bihariji Temple, the Modi Haveli, and the Kaniram Narsingh Das Tibrewala Haveli.
Lakshman Garh - Lakshman garh was founded in the early 19th century on the model of Jaipur. There are delectable Havelis including the grand Ganeriwala with its four courtyards.
Ramgarh - Ramgarh was settled by the Poddars in the late 18th century. Apart from the Havelis, there are scenic chhatris (cenotaphs) with painted entrances and the temples of Shani and Ganga.
Mukundgarh - This town is a famous craft center. In addition, you'll find one of the biggest Havelis in the region there, as well as a fort.
After visiting the Shekhawati, our representative will ride you back to Jaipur via car and you can be dropped at your hotel and airport. Hope you enjoy the journey with welcome India travel.
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