Shekhawati includes districts in Jhunjhunu, Sikar, Churu, and parts of Nagaur and Jaipur. It is a very nice and scenic place for a lover of art, culture, and history. Shekhawati is a semi-arid historical region. The old Havelis (mansions), with walls adorned with intricately painted frescoes, is the main attraction in the Shekhawati region.
Shekhawati was founded in the 18th century. It was founded on the trade route. Shekhawati was established under the rule of Shekhawat Rajputs. The region was the richest with more than 100 villages and 50 forts and palaces. Shekhawati region was included in ‘Marukantar Desha‘ up to the Ramayana period.
Visiting place in Shekhawati
Fatehpur is a village in Sikar district. It is part of the Shekhawati region. Fatehpur is home to many palaces and forts. Fatehpur is also known as the cultural capital. It is called the Culture Capital of Shekhawati. Fatehpur was founded in 1445. Fatehpur was called the capital of the Nawab at that time. Fatehpur was their stronghold for centuries before it was taken over by the Shekhawati Rajputs in the 18th century. Attractions in Fatehpur include Dholi Sati Dadi, Temples in Fatehpur, Havelis.
Nawalgarh is also known as the “Land of Hawaii” or “Open Air Art Gallery”.Nawalgarh is very famous for its Haveli. The fort in Nawalgarh has been built by Thakur Navalsinh. It is also a favorite place for filmmakers and many Indian and international movies have been shot here.
Laxmangarh fort was built by King Laxman Singh of Sikar in the 19th century. Laxmangarh stands tall as the most impressive building in Laxmangarh town. Lakshmanagarh fort is built from an unusual piece of huge rocks which is an extraordinary example of fort architecture all over the world.
Mandawa fort was built by Navalsinh in the 19th century. Mandawa once functioned as a trading outpost for ancient caravan routes in Shekhawati for goods from China and the Middle East. TThe Mandawa fort, with its painted arched gateway, is decorated with Lord Krishna and his cows. Mandawa Fort has now been converted into a Heritage Hotel. There have been earlier references to Mandu Jat as the founder of the Mandawa village.
Ratangarh was founded by Raja Surat Singh of Bikaner in 1798. King Surat Singh named this fort after his son. The old name of Ratnagarah was Kolesar. Ratangarh is famous for its magnificent mansion and murals. The fort has many monuments and a clock tower also known as Ghantaghar.