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Shekhawati

Shekhavati is a semi-arid historical region and lies inside the triangle made by Bikaner, Jaipur and Delhi - it is the region that lies within this zone. It is a mini desert region of north Rajasthan. The region takes the name of its erstwhile ruler Rao Shekha and Shekhawati’s actual meaning is the “Garden of Shekha'. It encompasses the administrative districts of Jhunjhunu and Sikar. From the administrative and geographical point of view Shekhawati is limited to Jhunjhunu and Sikar districts only. It is bounded on the northwest by Jangladesh region, on the northeast by Haryana, on the east by Mewat, on the southeast by Dhundhar, on the south by Ajmer, on the southwest by Marwar regions. However, some parts of Churu and Nagaur districts are also considered in the Shekawati region. Its area is 13784 sq km. The inhabitants of Shekhawati are considered brave, sacrificing and hard working people. A visitor's delight and a must-visit destination on any tour to Rajasthan, Shekhawati is famous for its forts, temples and frescoes. Most of the buildings in the Shekhawati region were c...

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Shekhawati
Shekhavati is a semi-arid historical region and lies inside the triangle made by Bikaner, Jaipur and Delhi - it is the region that lies within this zone. It is a mini desert region of north Rajasthan. The region takes the name of its erstwhile ruler Rao Shekha and Shekhawati’s actual meaning is the “Garden of Shekha'. It encompasses the administrative districts of Jhunjhunu and Sikar. From the administrative and geographical point of view Shekhawati is limited to Jhunjhunu and Sikar districts only. It is bounded on the northwest by Jangladesh region, on the northeast by Haryana, on the east by Mewat, on the southeast by Dhundhar, on the south by Ajmer, on the southwest by Marwar regions. However, some parts of Churu and Nagaur districts are also considered in the Shekawati region. Its area is 13784 sq km. The inhabitants of Shekhawati are considered brave, sacrificing and hard working people. A visitor's delight and a must-visit destination on any tour to Rajasthan, Shekhawati is famous for its forts, temples and frescoes. Most of the buildings in the Shekhawati region were constructed sometime between the 18th century and early 20th century. During the British raj, traders had adopted this frescoed style while constructing their new buildings.The 'Marwaris'- the influential business community from the Shekhawati region, have played a significant role in the development of these frescoes in the Shekhawati region, thereby aiding in the promotion of Shekhawati as a tourist spot. The incredible cities and towns in the region, namely Nawalgarh, Ramgarh, Dundlod, Mandawa, Fatehpur, Mahansar, Mukungarh, Jhunjhunu, Chirawa, Khetri, Pilani, etc. All these towns boast of distinctive histories and attractions. While on tours to Shekhawati Region Rajasthan, one must visit Sikar - well known for its magnificent temples; Ramgarh - famed for exquisite wooden furniture; and Nawalgarh - renowned for its painted 'havelis'. Even the Dundlod Fort in Dundlod is a marvelous specimen of ancient architecture. Other sites worth visit include the Mandawa Fort in Mandawa and Jhunjhunu - also noted for its temples.

How to Reach By Train By Bus


By Air - The nearest airport to Shekhawati is at Jaipur - the capital city of Rajasthan.
By Rail - Jaipur and Bikaner are the two major railway stations nearest to Shekhawati.
By Road - Shekhawati is well connected to other parts of Rajasthan by an extensive
network of roadways. The best way to reach Shekhawati by road is from Jaipur or Bikaner.


Shekhawati Hotels


News & Events


Shekhawati festival
Shekhawati festival in February attracts many tourists. 


Desert festival
February is attractive with Desert festival conducted with many cultural programs and enthusiasm


Teej
This festival marks the advent of monsoon. In the month of Shravana, saing are hung from tree tops and the women are seen joyfully dressed and enjoying the cool breeze after a long hot summer. They sing songs of love and welcome the rains and even their swings are decorated with flowers.


Gangaur festival
A festival dedicated to Gauri, a manifestation of the goddess Parvati, where maidens and married woman join in procession carrying beautifully adorned wooden images of the goddess, through the streets and praying for the well being of their husbands or asking for a husband of their dreams.


Attraction points
» Churu
» Mandawa
» Fatehpur
» Mukundgarh
» Ganeriwal Haveli
» Dundlod



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