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This semi-desert area of Shekhawati is situated in the north eastern part of Rajasthan, India. The term Shekhawati means the land of Shekhas, deriving its name from Rao Shekha the founder of this region. The town is famous for its amazingly painted havelis, constructed between 1750 & 1930, and so known as the "the open-air art gallery" of Rajasthan.

The colourfully painted havelis display a unique architectural style that attracts tourists from all over India and world. This region of Rajasthan comprises of two modern districts of Sikar & Jhunjhunu.

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» Sikar : This is one of the districts of Shekhawati founded in the late 17th century. The forts, havelis and its temples of Gopinath, Raghunath and Madan Mohan are some worth visiting places. The Jubilee Hall, Madho Niwas Kothi, Biwani Haveli, the Jain temple and a large market are some other places of interest.

Cannon in Courtyard of Mandawa Castle» Mandawa : This is a beautiful town located in the heart of Shekhawati region. This place is known for its forts, palaces & havelis like Chokhani, Ladia, Saraf havelis which are the splendid example of art & architecture. The Castle of Mandawa, now a heritage hotel has some beautiful frescoes.

» Nawalgarh : There are a number of forts & havelis like the Bala Qila, Aath Haveli complex, Bhagton Ki Haveli, Anandi Lal Poddar Haveli, Khedwal Bhavan where one can find some of the finest frescoes. Also one can see few old temples which are worth visiting.

» Jhunjhunu : This was founded by the Kaimkhani Nawabs in the 15th century and later came under the control of Rajput ruler in the mid 18th century. Khetri Mahal, the Modi Haveli, the Kaniram Narsinghdas Tiberwala Haveli and the Bihariji Temple are some of the important tourist attractions of this area.

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» Mukundgarh : This is a small village popular for its handicraft markets and some havelis built in 1859 with good paintings.
Saras Baug is a popular place in Pune, you can visit the sprawling green lawns and the famous Ganesh Temple constructed by Madhavrao Peshwa.

Getting there
» By Air : The nearest airport is at Jaipur(182 kms) which is linked with major cities by regular flights.

» By Rail : Indian railway connects this region to other parts of India by an excellent railway network.

» By Road : Well connected to all major destinations of Rajasthan & surrounding areas.

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