was founded by Thakur Nawal Singh, a descendant of Rao
Shekha after whom the whole Shekhawati region was named.
Today this small town has come out as a major centre of
handicrafts and furniture industry.
Places worth checking out
This castle was built in the year 1755 and is
approachable through two gateways mounted with cannons.
Several narrow staircases and courtyards connect the
dinning room with the rest of the rooms, which were
added to the palace over the centuries. A terrace offers
a view over the entire town. Now converted into a
charming heritage hotel, do not miss to enjoy the dinner
in the open environment of the castle's back lawns.
Camel Safari in the Thar
Do you get lured with the mystified and unexplored
beauty of the desert region? Shekhawati is one of the best
regions of the state of Rajasthan to enjoy a camel
Safari. Mandawa works as an ideal getaway destination to
get experience of the desert horizons.
is situated around 37 km south of Mandawa and is
famous for its fort, built in 1737. Other attractions
here include havelis of Anandi Lal Poddar, Aath Haveli,
Hem Raj Kulwal Haveli, Bhagton Ki Haveli, and Khedwal
Parsurampura is located some 43 km south east of
Mandawa and has the distinction of having the
best-preserved and oldest paintings in the Shekhawati
Mukundgarh is around 25 km southeast of Mandawa
and is a tiny village famous for its fort and havelis.
Dundlod is situated around 30 southeast of
Mandawa and is famous for its fort and havelis. The
attractions in this place include the Jagathia Haveli,
Satyanarayan Temple, and Tuganram Goenka Haveli apart
from the Dundlod fort and palace.
Fatehpur was established in 1451 as a capital for
Muslim nawabs but was taken by the Shekhawat Rajputs in
the 18th century. Some of the attractions include the
Mahavir Prasad Goenka Haveli, Gauri Shankar Haveli, Nand
Lal Devra Haveli, and Harikrishnan Das Sarogi Haveli
apart from a 17th century baoli.
Jhunjhunu is the district headquarters and the
largest town in the Shekhawati region. The town was
founded by the Kaimkhani nawabs in the mid-15th century,
and stayed under their control until it was taken by the
Rajput ruler Sardul Singh in 1730. The major attractions
in the city include the Khetri Mahal, Bihariji Temple,
Modi Haveli, and Kaniram Narsinghdas Tiberwala Haveli.
150-km From Udaipur, Rajasthan
Best Time To Visit: April To
June And October To November
Festival: Summer festival (1st-3rd June)