Shekhavati Havelis


Information on Shekhavati Havelis, India
Shekhavati Havelis

The area of Shekhawati comprises the Sikar and Jhunjhunu districts and several villages and towns in north eastern Rajasthan. Small towns dot these two districts and contain within themselves some of the most elaborate havelis, stepwells, and temples. This region fascinates the visitors with some truly marvelous treasures.

The entire region of Shekhawati is called "open art gallery" because of its exquisite frescoes. This region has such a large concentration of frescoes that cant be found anywhere else in the whole world.

Nawalgarh houses some of the finest frescoes in the entire region. Roop Niwas, Poddar haveli, Saat Haveli, temples, forts and a heritage hotel are the places worth visiting. Dundlod is famous for its fort and a palace that has been turned into a heritage hotel. The Goenka havelis are also famous. The fort of Mandawa is one of the earliest heritage hotels in this area. The Chokhani, Ladia and Saraf havelis are worth seeing not only for their frescoes but also for their design.