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Havelis of Shekhawati

Shekhawati Haveli
Located in the triangular region of Delhi, Jaipur and Bikaner, Shekhawati is world famous for being called as Open Air Art Gallery Of Rajasthan. Havelis of Shekhawati add greater value to cultural and historical charm of the Rajasthan, for which the whole state is world famous. Built by local rich and famous merchants of Shekhawati in 18-19th century, the havelis here constitute the best attraction of region for tourists coming to Rajasthan.

Havelis of Shekhawati are pervaded in its almost every region like Nawalgarh, Fatehpur, Mandawa and Jhunjhunu. Once being home to Goenkas, Poddars, Singhanias, Birlas and Ruias merchants, who left it to make their own way in cities, these havelis with its magnificence have become today famous tourists attraction. Famous havelis like Nand Lal Devra Haveli, Goenka Haveli, Poddar Haveli, Aath Haveli, Sona Ki Dukan Haveli, Gulab Rai Ladia Haveli, Khedwal Haveli, Murmuria Haveli and Vishnunath Kedia Haveli are famous for its architectural and cultural grandeur.

The main attraction of havelis of Shekhawati lies in its unique paintings which is seen very usually in its gateways, courtyards, walls and ceilings. Following the earlier and later fresco painting pattern, the theme of mural work range from mythological figures and legends, hunting scenes and new themes like motorcars, airplane, ships, telephone and etc. Some paintings are erotic, while some give a blend of east and west. Along with wonderful mural works, interiors and exteriors of the havelis are another attraction to watch.

Must See and Do

Avail the desert camel safari ride : The best way to explore Shekhawati, famous for its havelis, is through taking a camel ride. The exciting ride let you pass through numerous of old havelis of Shekhawati, which makes the region An Open Air Art Gallery Of Rajasthan.

Watch the exquisite mural paintings : The best attraction lying in each of the havelis of Shekhawati is its mural work. Portraying religious as well cultural themes, these paintings are inseparable part of ceilings, walls and courtyards of the havelis.

Shoot the moments : Capturing the prevalent paintings coloured in red, indigo, blue and green in your camera might be the best thing, which you folks like when you return back to your home. Besides, venturing photography while enjoying the camel ride in golden sand world will become your favourite activities to be indulged into.

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