Shekhawati Tour Package


State: Rajasthan
Distance: 237 Km SW of Delhi
By Road: 4hrs & 30min
By Rail: 3hrs
Location: Mandawa lies at the heart of the Shekhawati region of northern Rajasthan
Route: NH8 from Delhi to Dharuhera; state roads to Mandawa via Rewari

Fast Fact

  • Best time to visit Shekhawati

    The Shekhawati region boosts of the hottest summers and coldest winters of the northern plains, which should make the travelling season obvious

The only reason a traveller visits the Shekhawati region, besides relaxing in a heritage resort or riding a horse, is to go for frescoes hunt. The whole terrain is a huge treasure comprises of paintings and colourful murals.

Shekhawati, literally meaning the 'Garden of Shekha' derives its name from one of its prominent ruler, Rao Shekha. Lying in the eastern part of Rajasthan, between Jaipur, Bikaner and Delhi, Shekhawati was once a hot spot for trading caravan that headed towards the Gujarat port. This inspired the merchant clans to settled down in the region and earn the profit ensuing out of its strategic position. This progress continued till the advent of British in India. The Britishers developed Mumbai and Calcutta as a much better and well equipped port which was a big blow to the prosperity of the region. Marwari merchants who had earned a lot of wealth and respect with their trade in the region gradually moved out to more profitable business destinations. Nonetheless, their affinity with Shekhawati region continued. Today, Shekhawati does not command the same respect, yet it has an undisputable charm that leaves a lasting impression in the heart and soul of the visitors. .

  • Shekhawati History

    The Shekhawati region lies north of Jaipur. This was the land where Marwari businessmen started constructing their mansions or havelis in the 18th and 19th Centuries. The two major communities of this region were the Rajputs and the Marwaris - or one with the will to fight and die for his honour and the other a businessman. During the British period, trade rivalry pushed the Marwaris to port, but the love for their land was still very strong. While wars and treaties decided the fate of a few and the conditions of the peasantry remains the same.
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