Get the detailed history of Shekhawati on this private one day tour from Jaipur. Shekhawati is a semi-arid historical region located in the northeast part of Rajasthan, India. Shekhawati is located in North Rajasthan comprising districts like Jhunjhunu, Sikar, Churu and Nagaur. The distance from Jaipur to Shekhawati is 180 km and it takes four hour by car from Jaipur to Shekhawati.
Shekhawati is famous for its rich heritage and beautiful architectures full of fresco paintings , hence also known as “open air art gallery”. Now a days Shekhawati is the most favorite tourist destination for those visiting India to experience this heritage rich territory.
There are many towns to see in Shekhawati and roam around to witness the beauty of this painted land. Here we have listed the best places to visit in Shekhawati, the main points of attraction in the region are Alsisar, Mandawa, Dundlod, Fatehpur, Ramgarh, Bissau, Mahansar, Khandela, Jhunjhunu, Sikar, Khetri, Nawalgarh, Mukundgarh, Bagar, Chirawa. But the most important Indian traditional villages are Nawalgarh, Mukundgarh, Mandawa, and Alsisar.
Top most tourist destinations in Shekhawati
Nawalgarh is famous for its fort that was built in AD 1737 by Thakur Nawal Singh. The Bala Quila has a kiosk with beautiful ceiling paintings while the Roop Niwas Palace has now been converted into a hotel. Like Mandawa, Nawalgarh too has a number of important havelis including Anandi Lal Poddar Haveli, Aath Haveli, Hem Raj Kulwal Haveli, Bhagton Ki Haveli, and Khedwal Bhavan.
Mandawa is a small town in the heart of Shekhawati region. The place is known not only for its havelis but also for its Fort Palace. The structure 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.
Another haveli, the Binsidhar Newatia Haveli, is known for its curious paintings. There is a painting of a boy holding a telephone and a European woman in a car driven by a chauffeur. The Gulab Rai Ladia Haveli is famous for its erotic images, now mostly defaced.
After sightseeing tour of Shekhawati region, return back to Jaipur with lots of good memories of the tour.