Welcome to Shekawati
Shekhawati Reflects the Celebration of Colours in Its Magnificent Havelis!
Abode of the Rajas; hence Rajasthan! It can be tagged as- ‘the open art gallery’ of the incredible Shekhawati region. The land of Shekhas, nestled in the semi-desert and dusty region of the Rajasthan is no less than a tourist’s paradise harboured in the incredible colourful Rajasthan. Derived its nomenclature after the bastion of ‘Rao Shekh.’The demesne of lovely ‘havelis,’ grand mansions guaranteed to behold one’s eye. A riot of vibrant colours encapsulates the spirit of its landscape that embellishes the beauty of this place. Flora and fauna along with Mythological tales narrate the valour of Lord Rama, and Lord Krishna unfold the voyage of these magnificent castles. Besides the ubiquitous havelis, the region also houses shrines, towering forts, and baoris. The enchanting forts, legendary places, and traditional havelis are no less than a heaven on earth.
There are many ‘must- visit’ places in Shekhawati district. Sikar, Churu, Nawalgarh, and Mandawa are some of the highly recommended places. Sanganeria Haveli, Ram Chokhani Haveli, Bansidhar Rathi Haveli, Kedia Haveli, Mirijamal Kyala Haveli, Radha Murli Manohar temple and the Jeet temple are some the attractive excursions from Shekhawati. Churu located at a short distance from main Shekhawati is famous for its magnificent architecture. Nawalgarh also known as the ‘open art gallery’ or’ the land of Havelis’ adds on the glamour to this beautiful city. Castle Mandawa, a perfect amalgamation of ancient and modern architecture, is no less than a tourist paradise. Well connected by rail and road. Some of the most enchanting places worth visiting in this area are-
Alsisar Haveli- This place is known for its raw pastoral charm, rugged landscape, desolate roads, rich cultural panorama, and a beautiful story waiting to be told and retold. This haveli has been beautifully restored and converted into a heritage haveli with stinted glass paintings, gold leaf work on walls, attractive frescoes, Belgian chandeliers and ornate durbar halls. Not to miss is the three-day long music festival that takes place in the month of December. Other activities worth checking out are temple tours, mud dune safaris and village tours.
Mandawa- Mandawa is a famous Shekhawati village that rose to popularity because of its amazing havelis with vibrantly colourful frescoes. Rich merchants changed the look of this nondescript village transforming it into a lovely mural. Check out the traditional Rajputana architectural style in its imposing fort with a perfect blend with Mughal architecture manifested in colonial arches and gateways.
Nawalgarh-Nawalgarh is a beautiful, bustling town in Shekhawati region. It is famous for its five pols or gates, namely-Nansa, Agoona, mandi, Podar and Baodi. The Roop Niwas Kothi, the residence of the royal family is one of the major attractions among the visitors. Old havelis and houses beautifully restored into museums are worth exploring. Dr Ramnath Podar haveli has also been transformed into a museum where 750 frescoes have been restored and displayed. Lovely wall paintings showcase the rural life, religious festivals and culture of the place.
Cuisines- When visiting this area, do not forget to savour the enthralling taste of local cuisines like veggie dish made with raw papaya, adrak wali daal, kair sangri and laal maas.
Reach out to us for your Rajasthan Tour Plan and allow Aura Voyages to take you through the colourful and rich past of this magnificent trader’s region in Rajasthan.