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Place To Visit In Shekhawati

Shekhawati is mostly preferred by travellers. The go to destination for types of travellers, be it family, kids and couples, Shekhawati is, however, mostly preferred. The best season or months to visit places in Shekhawati are February, March, October, November, December. There are Many tourist places in Shekhawati, which can be explored by travellers. Local attractions can be visited at any time of the day, be it early morning, afternoon, evening or night, as suitable for travellers. Sightseeing in Shekhawati can be done by travellers, which will take half a day or one day, but to see all sightseeing places, travellers need to stay in Shekhawati for 2 days to 3 days.

 

Khatushyamji

Khatushyamji's temple, constructed of the famous Makrana marble, is in the heart of the town (Khatu). Khatushyamji is considered to be the God of the Kaliyuga. Shyamji is synonymous with Krishna and thus, he is worshipped in the same form. He is also known as khatu naresh, sheesh ke dani,lakhdatar, teen baan dhari,haare ke sahare, leley ke aswari, baba shyam etc.

 

SIKAR

Sikar is one of the most preferred excursions away from Shekhawati. It is host to plenty of prolific havelis and temples namely the Ram Chokhani Haveli, Bansidhar Rathi Haveli, Mirijamal Kyala Haveli, Kedia Haveli, Sanganeria Haveli, Radha Murli Manohar temple and the Jeen Mata temple are the relatively more famous ones.

There is another popular temple in the village of Khatu Shyamji called the Khatu Shyamji temple which is renowned for its Jadula ceremony where a child's hair are shaved off for the first time.

 

CHURU

Churu is another jaunt a few km away from the town of Shekhawati located in the district of Shekhawati itself. Like many other towns in this area, Churu is also known for its Rajasthani architectural techniques clearly seen in its havelis and forts.

One can see varied frescoes, paintings and carvings in the interiors of these havelis. The other major attractions are believed to be the chhatris like the Aath Kambh Chhatri and Gondia Chhatri.

 

NAWALGARH

Nawalgarh is a miniature town situated at a short distance from Shekhawati. Fondly known as "the land of Havelis" or "open air art gallery", this miniature town of Nawalgarh is located around 30 km away from the town of Jhunjhunu and does absolute justice to the name given to it.

It was named after Thakur Nawal Singh, who was the founder of the city. The Golden City of Rajasthan is the motherland of a lot of successful Marwari business families. It is said that the Marwaris who were off to cosmo cities like Bombay and Calcutta in search of work, used to send their hard earned money back to their homes in Nawalgarh. When their businesses started to flourish, they sent back artists to Nawalgarh in order to build plush palaces and show off their wealth. This lead to the rich architecture of this little town in Rajasthan.

 

MANDAWA

Mandawa is a tiny township in the centre of the Shekhawati region, famous for trade and commerce. In the 18th century, the Rajput ruler of Mandawa and also the builder of the Roop Niwas Palace in Nawalgarh, built a lavish fort called here.

This attracted a lot of investors and traders from all across the country and they happened to settle here. Another major attraction in this township is the Castle Mandawa. Probably a tourist's best bet for accommodation is this Castle which was turned into a heritage hotel a while ago. It might be a little too heavy on the pocket but this architectural wonder will make you understand that every penny of yours the moment you enter this posh hotel. A perfect amalgamation of ancient and modern architecture, this hotel has been restored keeping the old flavor in perfect condition whilst also adding the technology of today. This makes Mandawa an appropriate place to visit and even stay for a day, if you can afford to do it.

 

PILANI

Pilani is a small city, mainly renowned for being home to one of the most prestigious educational institute of the country namely BITS Pilani (Birla Institute of Technology and Science). However, other aspects of the town prove to be worth every visit.

Pilani is a small town situated in the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan, famous as a hub of several educational institutes, is also a hub for tourists. Apart from housing the remarkable BITS Pilani (Birla Institute of Technology and Science), the town also houses some grand Havelis in the market area which still reflects the rich saga of the past. Pilani is adorned with other fascinating places like Shiv Ganga, Saraswati temple, panchwati etc, adding an element of spirituality to the town. There are several villages that surround the town such as Khedla, Jherli, and Dhindhwa Aguna, giving it a rustic environment.

 

Badalgarh Fort

Fatehpur

Laxmangarh

Harsh Mountain

Badalgarh Fort

Ajit Sagar

Mertani Baori

Kamruddin Shah Ki Dargah

Jeen Mata Templ