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Shekhavati Travel Guide

Shekhavati dwells within the triangle made by the triShekhavatiar roots of Bikaner, Jaipur and Delhi - it is the region that consists within this zone. It is a mini abandon area of north Rajasthan. The area takes the name of its former ruler Rao Shekha and Shekhawati’s actual meaning is the “Garden of Shekha”.

The region is full of palaces (havelis) with beautiful murals. The total Shekhavati region has fascinated millions of holidaymakers and has been capably nicknamed as the “Open Art Gallery” of Rajasthan. These edifices mostly from 18th and 19th centuries are covered the full region of Shekhavati. Shekhavati is an ample of wealth of traditional arts, crafts and architecture.

Shekhavati is also abode to various small fortresses, minor castles, mosques, wells (baolis) and also a deer sanctuary. Ideally the area should be covered on a Horse Safari or a Camel Safari to delight the semi desolate formation and these well maintained walls painted havelis. Being the northern most component of Rajasthan it is mutual to find the locals as mostly Rajasthanis and Marwaris. The people are amiable and open and any visitor and holidaymakers are warmly welcomed with open arms and a small tablet of opium (Rajasthani tradition).

The ambiance of Shekhavati varies to the extremes and it is better to carry the woolens if the holiday is designed during October – February. There are many holidaymaker spots within the region and stay at one of the palace turned hotels would be unforgettable. The palaces, most of them, have now been reversed into luxurious hotels finish with all imperial services and facilities.

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