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Shekhawati

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Shekhavati is in India.

Regions

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

Cities

Jhunjhunu

Sikar

Laxmangarh

Nawalgarh

Mukungarh

Other destinations

Nawalgarh

Gudhagorji

Dundlod

Mukungarh

Chirawa

Khetri

Pilani

Parsurampura

Baggar

Mandawa

Mahansar- is 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.

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

Fatehpur Shekhawati

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.

Alsisar

Malsisar

Bissau

Khandela

Neem ka thana

Shri Madhopur

Danta Ramgarh

Understand

Talk

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


Get in

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.

Get around

See

The towns of 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 frescos 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 would adapted this style for their new buildings. The havelis are noted for their frescos 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.


Itineraries

Do

Eat

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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