Northern Rajasthan (Shekhawati) attractions

Historic Building in Fatehpur

Le Prince Haveli

This 1802 haveli (traditional, ornately decorated residence) has been stunningly restored by French artist Nadine Le Prince and is one of the most exquisite havelis in Shekhawati. Visiting students of art history co…
Historic Building in Lakshmangarh

Char Chowk Haveli

Beneath the eaves on the northern external wall of this haveli (traditional, ornately decorated residence), you’ll find a picture of a bird standing on an elephant and with another elephant in its beak. The murals i…
Historic Building in Jhunjhunu

Khetri Mahal

A series of small laneways at the western end of Nehru Bazaar (a short rickshaw drive north of the bus station) leads to the imposing Khetri Mahal, a small palace dating from around 1770 and once one of Shekhawati’s…
Historic Building in Nawalgarh

Aath Havelis

To the southwest of Bala Qila Fort is a group of six havelis (traditional, ornately decorated residences), known as the Aath Havelis, erected around 1900. Aath means 'eight', and they were so named because originall…
Historic Building in Dundlod

Dundlod Fort

This fort was built and frequently modified over 200 years, and features a blend of Rajput and Mughal art and architecture. Inside it combines a mix of European and Rajput decorative elements; the Diwan-i-Khas (Hall…
Historic Building in Jhunjhunu

Mohanlal Ishwardas Modi Haveli

On the northern side of Nehru Bazaar is Mohanlal Ishwardas Modi Haveli (1896). A train runs merrily across the front facade. Above the entrance to the outer courtyard are scenes from the life of Krishna. On a smalle…
Historic Building in Mahansar

Sone ki Dukan Haveli

The name of this glorious haveli (traditional, ornately decorated residence) means 'gold shop', due to the striking paintings, which use shimmering gold leaf – unusual for Shekhawati. The scenes from the Ramayana in…
Historic Building in Ramgarh

Ram Gopal Poddar Chhatri

The imposing Ram Gopal Poddar Chhatri, to the south of the bus stand, was built in 1872. The main dome is surrounded by a series of smaller domes; on the western side of the main dome’s outer rim, one of the project…
Historic Building in Mandawa

Murmuria Haveli

The Murmuria Haveli dates back to the 1930s. From the sandy courtyard out front, you can get a good view of the southern external wall of the adjacent double haveli (traditional, ornately decorated residence): it fe…
Historic Building in Fatehpur

Vishnunath Keria Haveli

The Vishnunath Keria Haveli, south of the private bus stand, has an outer courtyard with wonderful pictures on either side of the doors that show the marriage of religion and technology. Radha and Krishna can be see…