Rajasthan Travel Guide

Places to See in Shekhawati

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Bagar- Bagar, a beautiful town in the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan is famous for its painted havelis built during the 20th century by the Marwari merchants of Shekhawati. The Havelis of Rungtas and Piramal Makharia are two major attractions of the town which have been converted into heritage hotels. Other popular tourist delights of Bagar are the Fatehsagar Water Tank, Dargah of Miya Saheb and White Gate.

Bissau- Known for its 200 years old frescoes, Bissau is a small town in the Jhunjhunu district. Located in MDR 82, 38 km from Jhunjhunu city, Bissau is a 'Land of Painted Havelis' as many painted havelis make visitors speechless. The paintings found in these havelis were similar to the 14th-century Italian technique. 250 years old Keshargarh Fort is a major attraction with many Havelis.

Mahansar- Located at 40 km from Jhunjhunu near Bissau, Nahansar is famous for its ‘Sone Ki Dukan’ or Gold Shop of 1846 as there is extensive use of gold in the murals.

These golden paintings describing Ramayana scenes and incarnations of Lord Vishnu. Another major attraction is the Mahansar Fort which has elegant and romantic interiors.

Ramgarh– Known as one of the wealthiest towns of Shekhawati in the 19th century, was founded by Poddars in 1791. This ‘Sethon ka Ramgarh’ is located at 18 km from Churu city in NH 65.

Ramgarh has the largest number of murals in the Shekhawati region and famous for its Chhatris, havelis, and temples with marvelous painting work.

Alsisar and Malsisar-Alsisar is a town located 27 kms away from the town of Jhunjhunu and is famous for painted forts and havelis.

Some of the major tourist attractions present here include Sri Lal Bahadur Mal Well and Jiwan Ram Marodia ka Talab, Shri Lal Bahadur Mal Ki Haveli, Tejpal Jhunjhunuwala ki Haveli, Lakha ka ki Haveli, Mahali Dutt, Khetan Haveli, Cenotaph of Thakur Chhotu Singh,

Malsisar is a small village located 32 km from the town of Jhunjhunu and famous for the exquisite style of their frescoes and colourful paintings.

Some of the popular tourist attractions of the village include Banarshi Das Banka Haveli, Serh Mal Saraogi Haveli, Prem Giri Ji ka Math (a holy place), Banka’s Well, Jokhi Ram’s well and Saraogi’s Well.

Nawalgarh– Known as the motherland of many well established Marwari business families, Nawalgarh is one of the largest and busiest towns in Shekhawati region.

Nawalgarh is also famous for its havelis, temples, palaces and Nawalgarh Fort.

Castle Mandawa– The Mandawa Fort, also known as the Castle Mandawa was built in the 18th century by Thakur Nawal Singh, son of Shardul Singh with a medieval theme.

This is a colossal fort that has a painted arched gateway with pictures of Lord Krishna and his cows.

DundlodDundlod is a small town located in the centre of the Shekhawati region in Jhunjhunu District of Rajasthan. The prime attractions of this town are the Dundlod Fort, built by a Rawal king in the 16th century. The fort has now been transformed into a heritage hotel.

Other prominent attractions in the town are the Jagathia and Goenka Haveli, Chokhani, Diwan-I-Khas, Satyanarayan Temple, Ladia and Saraf Haveli.

Fatehpur- Fatehpur is a town, established by Fateh Khan, a Kayamkhani Nawab in the mid-15th century and located between Jaipur and Bikaner on the National Highway 11.

As other places of the region, Fatehpur, too, is known for grand and decorated havelis. The Goenka Haveli, built in the year 1865 is considered to be the most interesting of all havelis present here.

There are several other historic tourist attractions in the town which include Nand Lal Devra, Saraogi and Singhania havelis.

JhunjhunuJhunjhunu town is widely popular for the large number of beautifully painted havelis specially the Khetri Mahal, Bihariji Temple and Mertani Baori. The paintings inside the Seth Ishwardas Mohan Das Modi Haveli are among the best of their kind present in the Shekhawati region.

The Tibrewala Haveli, built in the 19th century, is famous for its colored glass windows. The other attractions of the town are the Makbara of Nawab Samaskhan, Jorawar Garh, Khetri Mahal, Laxmi Nath Temple, Ajeet Sagar and the Makbara of Nawab Rohilla Khan.

Nawalgarh, Rajasthan

Nawalgarh, Rajasthan

Nawalgarh by abrinsky

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