Shekhawati Region, founded in 1750 and about 7 km from Nawalgarh the fort is a blend of the Rajput and Mughal Art and architecture the Diwan- e- khas (Hall of private Audience) has stained glass windows, find antiques and an impressive library. The zenana quarters are on the 1st floor featuring exquisite decors and furniture. The fort is converted...more
Satyanarayan Temple built by the Goenka family. On the wall of the temples is a huge fresco with modern trappings showing British men and women on bicycles and cars, it also shows a long train and has a backdrop of telegraph wires. A painting under the roof in the upper space shows noble in leisure either smelling flowers or reading books. Another...more
It a tiny village 20 kms southwest of Navalgarh. It boasts of some the oldest and the best preserved Shekhavati paintings in the region. The Shyamji Sharaf Haveli and 18th century haveli located near the bus stand has well conserved paintings. Paintings show a grandmother having her hair attended and women on a spinning wheel. An English woman is...more
Close to the fort lies the Chhatri of Ram Dutt Goenka, which has an adjacent well. Built in 1888, the dome has floral motifs with banners extending from the centre. The dome is encircled by frieze showing Krishna dancing with his gopis, interspersed with musicians and peacocks. The paintings around the inner base show war panorama of Mahabharata.more
The Muslim Nawabs established Fatehpur in 1451 and the Shekhawati Rajputs took it over in the 18th century. The opulence of the local merchants is so evident from the richly painted havelis of Poddars, Choudhuri and the Ganeriwalas families. HAVELISMahaveer Prasad Goenka haveli built is 1885 is believed to have some of the best frescos in perfect...more
Is the biggest town in the Shekhawati region and are the district administrative head quarters for the region. It is located a 180 kms from Jaipur and 245 kms from Delhi. The Khemkhani Nawabs founded the town in the 15th century. The Rajput ruler Sardul Sigh took control of the town by 1730 and the British raised and based of locals here in 1830....more
Hanuman Prasad Goenka Haveli has a depiction of Indra on an elephant and Shiva on His Nandi Bull. Right across from it is the Goenka Double Haveli with two gates. The haveli has monumental façade of elephants and horses. Some of its frescos are in bad shape. Nearby by is also Murmuria Haveli has train with a crowded level crossing. It also shows a...more
Modi Haveli are two havelis opposite each other. The painting also shows some modern trappings with a lady sitting in from of a gramophone. And also some soldiers on horses escort a train. Kaniram Narsinghdas Tibrewal Haveli shows a goods train laden with livestock cross a passenger train. Narudin Farooqi Haveli has only floral motif in Muslim...more
On the west of the fort are a group of havelis know numerically as aath havelis, aath meaning eight. The frescos on these havelis are not the best examples but they show the transition in painting styles through the periods. One of the paintings depicts a steam locomotive while other show mammoth images of elephants, horses and camels. Opposite...more
Founded in the 18th Century by Nawal Singh, it has some of the finest frescos in the Shekhawati region. A huge fort with colourful bazaar and numerous havelis with elaborate architecture makes it an interesting destination for a 1day / 1 night stay. There are a few prominent havelis like Anandilal Poddar Haveli, Aath Haveli, Hodh Raj Patodia Haveli...more
Rani Sati Temple The temple commemorates an act of sati (self immolation at husband pyre) by wife of a merchant in the 1595 AD. The temple has tile and mirror mosaic on the ceiling of the mandapa showing images Rani Sati, wife of Shiva and Durga and Ganesha. Wall painting depict the story of Rani Sati husband being killed by nawab soldier after a...more
In the Churu district and 2hrs drive from Fatehpur, the great famous temple of SANKATMOCHAN HANUMAN is situated. Salasar Balaji is situated in the small town called Salasar. The holy temple requires no introduction to Hindus all over the world. It has a trail of devotees that cannot be numbered. The history of this temple dates back to 1811 in a...more
Khatu Shyam ji Districk Sikar Rajasthan 17 Kms from Ringas, 80 Km from Jaipur, 266 Km from Delhi.The legend of this immensely popular Krishna temple can be traced back to the medieval Mahabharat where, Barbareek the son of great Pandav brother Bhim and Nag Kanya (snake princess) displayed his great warrior skills that pleased Lord Shiva who endowed...more
Mandawa is famous for its “painted buildings” or havelies. The various buildings were painted many years ago with pictures depicting Hindu Gods in battle, sacred animals, and people praying. Over the years the art has faded, but some of the buildings, The paintings are truly amazing and it was interesting to see that people live in the buildings as their houses, along with the hotels. During certain hours the people will allow tourists to come inside their house for a tour.
Unique Suggestions: There is very nice fort in mandwa now it converted in hotel. you can visit this fort and can have a soft drink or tea.Mandawa is worth to visit.
Fun Alternatives: There are many town near Mandawa named Nawalgarh,Ramgarh,Fathepur,Mehansar. In theses town you also can see many painted havelies.
A one-day excursion from Agra is the best you can do... Don't stay here to long. One or two hours and you have seen it all...
Fondest memory: Try to visit the little town nearby. A lively little bazaar and friendly inhabitants makes it worth while