are many reasons for visiting Rajasthan. One of them is Shekhawati.
Nowhere else in the world is
there such a profusion of wall paintings, so intricate and finely
executed, in hundreds of havelis, temples, cenotaphs, well and
forts, as in this region. Shekhawati is today known as the open
air art gallery of Rajasthan. This region has been the home of
the Marwari community, which for more than a century has been
the backbone of commercial entrepreneurship in India.
semidesert Shekhawati region lies in the triangular area between
Delhi, Jaipur and Bikaner. Starting around the 14th century, a
number of Muslim clans moved into the area and the towns which
developed in the region became important trading posts on the
caravan routes emanating from the ports of Gujarat. Some of the
fortified settlements of this land provide accommodation in ancestral
homes, their atmosphere being far more important than any claims
to service that they can provide. A few of these include castle
Mandawa, Dera Dundlod quila and castle Mukundgarh. The principle
towns in Shekhawati area include Fatehpur, Ramgarh, Mahansar,
Mandawa, Dundlod, Mukundgarh, Jhunjhunu.