Travelers interested in spending a holiday seeing the alluring construction of the gorgeous havelis, huge mansions, striking monuments must step in to the most charming location Shekhawati. Mostly referred as an Open Air Art Gallery of Rajasthan this mesmerizing region is in the desert part of the princely state.
Situated in the northeastern part of the desert state Rajasthan this region is the home of many imperial havelis which were constricted by the Marwari merchants in 18th and 19th centuries. Each and every haveli of the region is unique and is finished with intricate designs and impressive paintings. The whole region stands as an example of the glorious past of the Rajputs and their taste in art and architecture. The exceptionally beautiful landscapes and the carvings on the mansions are beyond the imagination of an individual. The brave and sacrificing rulers of Shekhawati built the whole city with a great dedication due to which it turned to be a flourishing city in the imperial state Rajasthan.
Rao Shekha of Kachhwaha family in 15th century ruled over this region from whom the name is derived which means the land of Sheka’s clan. Later the whole region got filled with a number of fabulous mansions which are known to be the Thikanas. Maximum number of havelis built in between AD 1750 and 1930 by the Marwari business people in a very artistic manner. This beautiful place is referred in various epics and Hindu mythologies along with Mahabharata. There are a number of magnificent structures and numerous ancient manors with a great historic values and outstanding ageless Rajasthani architecture. Known for many magnificent constructions the alluring destination Shekhawati has been always busy with fairs and festivals. Haveli and mansions filled with the traditional Rajasthani art and designs and paintings in the most vibrant shades like blue, maroon, yellow are worth of watching in the opulent region Shekhawati.