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Shekhawati
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The Shekhawati region is the most wonderfull region in Rajasthan. It is famous for art and architechture which was flourished between 18th and 20th century.
Shekhawati meanings the land of Shekhs clan derives from Rao Shekha a section of the Kachhwaha family of Jaipur. Earlier it was a part of the Jaipur state. The place is famous as one can find so many havelis there which still carries the flavour of Rajasthani culture.

 
Havelis

Shekhawati’s magnificent havelis or mansions was built by rich merchants of the region which displays an unique architectural style. It ensure safety and privacy of the women and protection from the heat in harsh summers.
The havelis are painted in the blue, maroon,yellows,green and indigo shades with beautiful wall paintings which depicts the local legends, animals, portraits, hunting and glimpse of everday life.

It was founded in the late 17th century which was the largest "thikana" under Jaipur. The fort and temples of Gopinath, Raghunath and Madan Mohan are worth visiting. The jubilee Hall, Madho Niwas Kothi,B iwani Havelli, Sodhani Haveli, the Jain temple and a large market are other places to be enjoyed.

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