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Shekhawati Rajasthan

Shekhawati Rajasthan derives its name from its former ruler Rao Shekha and the garden of Shekhas. This is a semi-desert region in the State of Rajasthan which is also called by the name "gallery of Rajasthan". The amazing havelis painted and decorated richly draws number of tourists to this place. The prosperity of the merchants of Ancient India was measured by the size and decoration of Shekhawati Havelis. The Shekhawati travel guide today includes a sightseeing tour of these magnificent palaces.
The walls of each haveli are adorned with mirror work, carvings, paintings and everything which reflect the wealth of the merchants. The paintings on the wall tell stories about the British invasion to India while the old ones tell the mythological stories. The mythological stories include snippets from Ramayana, Mahabharata and the Gita. The invasion of British in India is depicted by steam locomotives and scenes from war. The Marwari culture is prominently visible in these Havelis with the mirror style of chandeliers, costly paintings, ceilings, lavish pottery show case items and other handicrafts.

Shekhawati travel guide is available online which include a travel to the forts, castles, step wells, mosques and other royal chhatris. The excursion spots also reveal the richness of the erstwhile era making the trip a most fruitful one.

Shekhawati tourism is famous especially because of the history of the place which tells about the homeland of Marwari families. With the British invasion in India, the Rajput power was lost which compelled the richest of the clan to crush under the burden of taxes imposed by the foreigners. This forced many of the families to vacate the region. The historical importance and the developments in Shekhawati Rajasthan turned the otherwise blank city to a colourful spot for art and life.

The Shekhawati festival is celebrated by the Shekhawati travel guide in consortium with the state tourism department. The festival is held in first week of February every year and includes a ride on the horse back which lets the tourists to have panoramic view of the country side. The agricultural revolution sweeps the village today. Other rides include a ride on jeep, safari and camels. The cultural programmes, rural competitions, Rajasthani dance and fireworks are other highlights of Shekhawati Tourism.
The nearby areas are Roop Niwas Palace, Sikar, Churu and Jhunjhunu and the Nawalgarh. The Nawalgarh Palace has a famous clock tower which shows off the pride of the city. All these places house the palaces that attract tourists from nook and corner of the country.

The Shekhawati village had a typical desert type of climate ranging between 29-41 degrees. The dry winters show up a temperature of about 10-30 degrees. September to March is the best time to visit the Shekhawati Rajasthan.

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