Shekhawati in Rajasthan is a place rich in heritage and through its architecture and appearance, it showcases the Rajasthani culture and religion most strikingly.
Shekhawati includes the jhunjhunun district, Sikar, Charu, and parts of Nagaur and Jaipur. Before, this land has been labeled as ‘Brahmarishi Desh’.
The world’s largest open-air art gallery is known for its antique architecture of buildings, temples, and Havelis. Shekhawati buildings were created during the 18- 20 century. Frescos, murals, motifs, paintings on the walls portray mythology and history. The paintings of God and goddesses, Lord Rama, Lord Krishna, Rajput lifestyle, victorious and significant incidents of their life are explicitly and beautifully illustrated on the walls of Havelis and Forts. Shekhawati represents Indian society and culture transparently and splendidly.
This heritage-rich place because of its structure and culture draws in tourists from across the nation. Most people know about this colorful, charming place and cherish it heartily because they have manifested the beauty and calm it serves to its visitors. Howbeit it is still unexplored at some levels.
Shekhawati is a comfort hub for tourists. It soothes your soul and spirit inside out. Some resorts in this region are Alsisar Mahal Shekhawati, Hotel JharjharKhas, Neemrana’s The Piramal Haveli. These resorts are lavish and offer all the hospitable facilities at adequate expenses with exotic sightseeing views so that you can relish the exquisite charm of nature.
Haveli here, built by Rao Pratap Singh has been transformed into a heritage hotel. In 2018, the government recognized this hotel as one of the historic hotels in the world.
Shekhawati lies in the Thar Desert. The days are hot and the nights are cold. Ordinarily, the best time to visit Shekhawati is during winters. October to January is the most suitable time to visit as this time is enjoyable and perfect for sightseeing or wandering across streets.
Also during February, the annual Shekhawati festival is held to showcase Rajasthani culture delightfully through Handicrafts, artifacts, food, cultural performances, and games.
Mandawa, the fort town of Shekhawati offers the best accommodation options followed by promising facilities. The Havelis and Forts of Mandawa contain paintings, murals, and artifacts that take us back into the bygone era. Mandawa’s grand forts display paintings from Lord Krishna’s childhood. The mirror works on walls deliver a panoramic view, filled with history and architecture.
Mandawa Haveli, Castle Mandawa hotel, Matsya Vilas, Hotel Shahi palace are some of the amazing places.
Angan resort is a beautiful resort in Mandawa with picturesque surroundings. The resort proposes absolute lavishness. Rooms are beauteous, large and comfy. The staff is courteous, hospitable, and provides quality service. Be it get-together, little rendezvous, or destination weddings, this place is perfect for everything. Angan resorts have customized rooms according to the needs of customers. They have dine-in under the stars, candlelight dinners, a pool, a bar, a garden, and many other offers and facilities.
Check out Angan Resorts’ website and Instagram page for detailed information and pictures.
If you ever happen to be there you better not miss out on this amazing place.
Nawalgarh, named after Maharaja Nawal Singh, lies 30km away from the jhunjhunun District of Shekhawati. This place is the abode of the Rajput craftsmanship. The Havelis of Nawalgarh are surreal and filled with grandeur. Morarka Haveli, Poddar Haveli, Roop Niwas Haveli are some of the Havelis.
Sheesh, Mahal ( Palace of Mirrors) made of glasses and stone is a mysteriously gorgeous place to visit.
A town surrounded by Sand dunes, Ramgarh was earlier known as Doosra Kashi. It is the best place to buy antiques and replicas. It treasures most alluring paintings and temples. Ramgarh is the most relaxing place to be in.
To summarize, Shekhawati is a place rich in heritage and culture. It gives us a glimpse of the traditional lifestyles of ancient Rajas and Maharajas. If you are someone who is into architecture and arts then you must visit this largest open-air art gallery and even if you are not then too you must explore Shekhawati for the calm and serenity it serves. Moreover, the place is affordable for the magnificence it proposes.
Make your trip memorable by choosing Shekhawati, Rajasthan.