Rajasthan is a land of amazing heroic tales, rich culture and tradition that lie deep rooted in the customs of the people. Almost the entire Rajasthan has something unique to offer to the tourists including majestic havelis, forts and palaces to exquisite golden sands of the deserts and a diverse wildlife. The region of Shekhawati is quite fascinating and is popularly known as "open art gallery" for its painted havelis and traditional arts and crafts, all admirable pieces of the wealth of the region. Most of the havelis date back to the 18th century and 20th century and feature walls and ceilings decorated with various forms of fine art. Some of the paintings depict mythological themes and the images of huge animals.
This semi-desert region comprises the districts of Jhunjunu and Sikar. There are a number of tourist attractions in Shekhawati that have something remarkable in store for the tourists and include Mandawa and Nawalgarh. Besides, there are a number of other attractions that are also worth catching a glimpse of during the short excursions and include Jhunjhunu, Dundlod, Fatehpur, Ramgarh, Lakshmangarh, Sikar and Mukundgarh. You will also come across a number of forts, minor castles, mosques, step wells called baoris and chattris (cenotaphs) on your tour. The theme of Rajput art and culture concentrated mainly on the tales of the heroes while the Marwaris emphasized on the religious aspects in their art and architectural endeavors.
Shekhawati is also celebrated for some of the finest handicraft works of Rajasthan and the paintings, exquisitely done on paper and cloth would definitely be among the best buys. The carved and adorned chests, chairs, cradles, low tables, and stools would delight the shopping enthusiasts and souvenir hunters.
When you travel to Shekhawati you can choose to put up in the kind of accommodation that suits your interests and preferences the most. The Shekhawati region is dotted with a number of heritage hotels that can be used for the purpose of accommodation, some of the noted ones being Mukandgarh Fort, The Piramal Haveli and Roop Niwas Palace.
Shekhawati is one of the most famous tourist destinations of Rajasthan and hence is well-linked by air, rail and road transport. Jaipur is the nearest airport and offers many flights for the other towns of India. Rail transport is also viable as the broad gauge line connecting Jaipur, Bikaner and Delhi passes through the Shekhawati region. The transport within the region is quite good and one can easily travel to this place from the other destinations of India.
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