Top 11 Shekhawati Tourist Attractions For Everyone

Shekhawati Tourism
Shekhawati Haveli

Shekhawati is a regional area formed by nearby cities, towns and villages. It is also famous for Marwari Sahukars (businessmen) like Birla, Modi, etc.

Location Northern Rajasthan
State established 1445
Language Shekhawati
Dynasty Shekhawats (1445-1949), branch of Kachawa Dynasty of Jaipur
Total Population 30,000
Historical capitals 50/km2 (100/sq mi)
Languages Amarsar, Shahpura
PIN 307501
Separated states Thikanas of Shekhawati, Khandela, Khatu, Khood, Sikar, Pentalisa, Panchpana, Khetri, etc.

Shekhawati was first used by Colonel W.S. Gardener in 1803 and followed by Colonel James Tod. Shekhawati got its name from the Rajput Kachhwaha Rajvansh’s Rao Shekhaji.

Tourist Places in Shekhawati

The Shekhawati area has dozens of forts, havelis, thikanas, step wells and royal palaces made by Rajput kings. These are as follow:

  • Mandawa Fort was founded by Thakur Nawal Singh Bahadur in 1755.
  • Dundlod Fort was created in 1750 AD using perfect combination of Indian and European architecture.
  • The Roop Niwas Kothi built by Rawal Madan Singh.
  • Mukundgarh Fort, built by Thakur Mukund Singh in 1859.
  • Narain Niwas Castle (aka Mahansar Fort) was founded in 1758 by Thakur Nawal Singh.
  • Alsisar Mahal
  • Dera Danta Kila
  • Castle Pachar
  • Surajgarh Fort
  • Arooka Castle
  • The Heritage on Wheels, a luxury tourist train on meter gauge

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