Attractions

Historic Building in Fatehpur

Le Prince Haveli

This 1802 haveli has been stunningly restored by French artist Nadine Le Prince and is one of the most exquisite havelis in Shekhawati. Family and visiting artists help to manage the building and conduct the detaile…
Historic Building in Lakshmangarh

Char Chowk Haveli

Beneath the eaves on the northern external wall of this haveli, you’ll find a picture of a bird standing on an elephant and with another elephant in its beak. The murals in the inner courtyard are well preserved, an…
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 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 Nawalgarh

Aath Havelis

To the southwest of Bala Qila Fort is a group of six havelis, known as the Aath Havelis, erected around 1900. Aath means 'eight', and they were so named because originally eight havelis were planned. The paintings a…
Historic Building in Lakshmangarh

Rathi Haveli

On the northeast corner of the clock tower square is the Rathi Haveli. On the western wall, a European woman in a smart red frock sews on a treadle machine. The European influence is much in evidence here, with pain…
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…
Historic Building in Mahansar

Sone ki Dukan Haveli

The name of this glorious haveli means 'gold shop', due to the striking paintings, which use shimmering gold leaf – unusual for Shekhawati. The scenes from the Ramayana in the southern section of the ceiling in the …
Museum in Dundlod

Seth Arjun Das Goenka Haveli

A short distance to the south of Satyanarayan Temple is the restored 1875–85 haveli belonging to the powerful Goenka family. As with all restored havelis, the bright colours are something of a shock after the muted …