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Shekhawati

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Shekhawati is in Rajasthan, India. The towns of the Shekhawati region are known for their painted havelis. This region has been recognised as the "open art gallery of Rajasthan," having the largest concentration of frescoes in the world. Most of the buildings of the Shekhawati region were constructed during 18th century to early 20th century. During the British occupation, traders adapted this style for their new buildings. The havelis are noted for their frescoes depicting mythological and historical themes. The frescos include images of gods, goddesses, animals, life history of Lords Rama and Krishna, profusely painted on the havelis in this region, both the exteriors and interiors.

Some of the havelis have been restored and converted to hotels, offering a unique experience for the traveler.

Regions[edit]

Shekhawati comprises of districts, Sikar and Jhunjhunu, in Rajasthan, India.

Cities[edit]

Jhunjhunu

Sikar

Laxmangarh

Nawalgarh

Mukungarh

Other destinations[edit]

Alsisar

Baggar

Bissau

Chirawa

Danta Ramgarh

Dundlod

Fatehpur Shekhawati

Gudhagorji

Jhajhar

Khandela

Khatushyamji - Very famous temple of Barbarik grand-son of Bhim (one of five pandavas).

Khetri

Mahansar - a village of Shekhawati region. It was founded in 1768 by the Thakurs of one of the branch of Shekhawats. It is located in Jhunjhunu district at a distance of 40 km from Jhunjhunu near the trifurcation of Jhujhunu, Churu and Sikar districts. It is known for the Sone-Chandi ki Dukan dating from 1846. It incorporates gold leaf in its intricate paintings. This haveli has three vaulted ceilings; scenes from the Ramayana are painted on the left one, incarnations of Vishnu on the centre one, and scenes from the life of Krishna are to be found on the right one. Mahansar region is very well known for its famous heritage liquor, it will not be a hyperbole to say that it is the region of Rajasthan that has kept the traditional brewing system in India alive.

Malsisar

Mandawa

Mukungarh

Nawalgarh

Neem ka thana

Pilani

Parsurampura

Ramgarh Sethan

Salasar Balaji - Very famous temple of Lord Hanuman is here. Clean, comfortable and reasonably priced (100 to 800 Rs/day) dharamshalas are available.

Shri Madhopur

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People here understand and speak Hindi very well. Being a tourist spot, people can understand simple words of English too.

Marwari is the spoken language; officially, it is considered a dialect of Hindi. Some of the common phrases are :

'Thaaro naam kay hey?" What is your name

Mhaaro naam ______ hey My name is _______


_____ kaththa hey? Where is ________ (object/location/person)


"ee ko kitno dewoon?" how much should I pay for this?


'abaar khaththa jaano hey?" Where are you taking us now/where are we going now


choke-o hei It is good


Mirchi coney khawoon We don't eat spice


'kuch meeththo hey kay?' Is there something sweet to eat?


shakahari hoon, Maas coney khawoon we are vegetarians, we don't eat meat


'gaadi kati baje aasi?" What time will the vehicle (car/ train/bus) come?

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There are direct buses from Delhi to Shekhawati. Buses in Delhi can be taken from ISBT (Kashmiri Gate), Sarai Kale Khan or Dhaula Kuan.

All Shekhawati cities (Sikar, Churu & Jhunjhunu) in spite of being small cities, have good connectivity to many cities. There are many frequent buses to Jaipur & Delhi.

Trains are available from Delhi and Jaipur. In addition buses are available to Bikaner and other cities in Rajasthan.

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If you are game for something fiery hot and spicy, try one of the elegantly explosive "lahsun ki kachori" (fried dumplings with garlic sauce). Traditional meals include "dal baatti churma" which is a mix of lentil curry served with roasted salty dough dumplings and also a sweet (churma). This is not very fiery, and should be suitable for uninitiated palates.

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