Shekhawati Travel Guide

The abode of ingenious and unparalleled profusion of wall paintings, Shekhawati is one of the best places that reflects those rare and forgotten art skills of Rajasthan that can be seen intricately executed in its numerous temples, havelis, forts. Once used to be the home of the Marwari community, Shekhawati has been the backbone of commercial entrepreneurship of India for more than a century. Churu, Jhunjhunu, Sikar and Nagaur are the districts that comprise the affluent Shekhawati region.

An Insight into Shekhawati Tourism

Less explored than other parts of Rajasthan, Shekhawati is appreciated for its incredible painting work on havelis (ornately decorated traditional residences enclosing one or more courtyards). Accentuated with dazzling and whimsical, murals, the region is applauded for this extraordinary artwork being found in small towns linked to each other by single-track roads that run within arid, lonely, countryside. Today we wonder and become curious that such attention, care and money were showered on these out-of-the-way houses. However, it is worth noting that on the caravan routes, Shekhawati’s towns were important trading posts from Gujarati ports, 14th century onwards. Popular tourism places in Shekhawati combine together numerous small and medium sized villages and towns that were once inhabited by people who loved to paint scenes and events on walls. Today, the Shekhawati region encompasses within its boundaries some extremely valuable historical and cultural heritage that should be visited before it is lost in the dust of time. Exclusive tourist attractions in Shekhawati include visit to some of the enchanting places like Sikar – known for its clock tower, painted Biyani havelis and large market. Explore the beautiful Nawalgarh with its finest frescoes, some exceptionally beautiful havelis and prosperous Marwari era of 19th century.

Marvel at Laxmangarh, featuring grand Laxmangarh Fort, lavish havelis and famous Radhi Murlimanohar temple. Then there is Dundlod, a small charming town which has now been converted into a plush hotel for tourists. Among other notable sightseeing places there are Mukundgarh where you can shop for some local handicrafts; Khetri for its marvelous frescoes; Mandawa for its picturesque town; Mahansar for its ancient temple; Chirawa for its huge havelis and Bagar being the home of Rungtas and Seth Piramal. Exclusive tourist attractions in Shekhawati include visit to some of the enchanting places like Sikar – known for its clock tower, painted Biyani havelis and large market. Explore the beautiful Nawalgarh with its finest frescoes, some exceptionally beautiful havelis and prosperous Marwari era of 19th century. Marvel at Laxmangarh, featuring grand Laxmangarh Fort, lavish havelis and famous Radhi Murlimanohar temple. Then there is Dundlod, a small charming town which has now been converted into a plush hotel for tourists. Among other notable sightseeing places there are Mukundgarh where you can shop for some local handicrafts; Khetri for its marvelous frescoes; Mandawa for its picturesque town; Mahansar for its ancient temple; Chirawa for its huge havelis and Bagar being the home of Rungtas and Seth Piramal.

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