Shekhawati


The realm of lovely havelis, harking back to the yester years, epitomizes the beauty of Shekhawati, yet another landmark tourist destination of the colorful Rajasthan . Once the bastion of Rao Shekha, this magnificent land, located on the North of Rajasthan, derives its nomenclature from the former.

The partially sterile landscape of Shekhawati is well connected by railways and roadways. The Shekhawati Express and the Pink City Express are some of the options among a plethora of others. You can also avail bus services that ply between Jaipur and Nawalgarh, Mandawa and Fatehpur, among a host of other routes.

Shekhawati is a tourist's paradise. The land of the Shekha is laced with innumerable beautiful havelis or grand mansions, that is guaranteed to capture one's imagination. It is a haven for a true connoisseur of art and architecture. A riot of colors encapsulates the spirit of this vibrant landscape. Exquisitely embellished havelis mushroomed during the eighteenth century and former half of the twentieth. Mythology and fauna lies at the very core of this wonderful art. Tales narrating the valor of Lord Rama and the miracles of Lord Krishna unfold on a journey of these marvelous mansions. The advent of the British rule and the fact that life is going to change forever, is highlighted in the paintings of chugging trains.

A former stronghold of the brave Mughals, also houses towering forts, baoris, shrines, besides the ubiquitous haveli.

On a visit of Shekhawati you can troop to Sardar Shahar, Lachhmangarh Fort, Chirawa, Surajgarh, Jeen Mata Temple, Bissau, Mehansar, Pilani, Rambagh, Malsisar, Mandawa, Mukundgarh, Jhunjhunu, Dundlod, Kajara, Alsisar, Harsh Nath Temple,Tal Chhapar, Nawalgarh, Churu, Salasar Balaji, Ratangarh, Dudhwa Khara, Bagad, among other top notch tourist destinations.

Celebrations are galore in the land colors and Shekhawati is no exception. It throbs with life during festivities like the Shekhawati and Bissau festivals.

The stunning Shekhawati houses several top of the line hotels, dishing out premier facilities. You can lodge at plush heritage hotels like the opulent Roop Niwas Palace, the majestic Mukandgarh Fort and lovely Piramal Haveli, among others.

So, get ready to embark on a wonderful journey!

     


     

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