This region, named after its 15th century ruler Rao Shekha, has a number of fascinating small towns with well-preserved painted havelis, forts and temples. Among the most interesting are Lachhmangarh and Fatehpur with their grand havelis, and Dundlod, with its well-restored fort.
Sightseeing Places in Shekhawati
Especially worth visiting is Ramgarh, 20 km north of Fatehpur. Famous for its Shani Temple which has an ornate interior of mirror work and gilt, the town also has the Ram Gopal Poddar Chhatri, covered with more than 400 paintings. The main bazaar is crowded with “antique” dealers, who sell carved doors and windows from derelict havelis. Many of these are extremely skilful new copies of the originals.
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Mahansar, 15km northeast of Ramgarh, has the splendid Sone ki Dukan Haveli, abundantly worked in gold leaf. The paintings on its vaulted ceiling, depicting the incarnations of Vishnu, are perhaps the finest in the area.
Nearest airport, Sanganer, Jaipur, connected daily to Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai and Bangalore
The Shekhawati region is served by several stations.
Shekhawati lies within the angle formed by NH8 and NH11, which connect Delhi to Jaipur and Jaipur to Bikaner respectively.