Deriving its name from Rao Shekha, its former ruler, Shekhawati is a semi desert region in north Rajasthan. This city is situated under the Delhi-Bikaner-Jaipur triangle. Referred to as the "Open art gallery of Rajasthan", this region is primarily popular for its amazing havelis that are richly painted and decorated. These havelis of Shekhawati were constructed by the wealthy merchants of the past. In fact, these havelis exhibits and measure of the prosperity and success of the merchants. In the ancient time, it was believed that the grander the Haveli, the more prosperous the merchant was. Checkout the Shekhawati holiday packages offered by EaseMyTrip.in and get ready to enjoy the best of this charming city in royal Rajasthan.
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The topmost attraction of Shekhawati is its fascinating havelis of Shekhawati. They have a striking architecture, massive parapets and graceful interiors of the havelis stand witness to the wealth and prosperity of the Marwari merchants. These Havelis are adorned with exquisite murals and precisely latticed & carved windows. Almost every Havelis is decorated with stunning mirror work and paintings festooned with gold or silver leaf.
Another place to see in Shekhawati is the town of Dundlod, which is located in the center of the Shekhawati region. The major attractions of this town are its fort and Havelis, which dates back to the 18th century. The famous havelis of Dundlod are Goenka and Jagathia Havelis.
Jhunjhunu in Rajasthan:
Providing serenity and peace to its visitors the town of Jhunjhunu is another town popular for its spectacularly painted havelis. One of the best known Haveli is the Modi Haveli, which has some of the beautiful paintings of the Shekhawati area. Another one is the Tibrewala Haveli that has numerous murals on it, along with colored glass windows. Some of the other tourist attractions of Jhunjhunu include Khetri Mahal (18th century), Mertani Baori (step-well) and Bihariji Temple.
Fatehpur was once ruled by Muslim Nawabs and the historic town in Shekhawati has some beautiful havelis. Singhania and Devra Havelis of the town are adorned with murals that are of Indo-western style. Some of the other Havelis are, 'Bagar' and 'Bissau'..