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Shekhawati

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Shekhawati is in India.

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Map of Shekhawati

Shekhawati comprises of districts, Sikar and Jhunjhunu, in Rajasthan, India.

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Other destinations[edit]

  • Alsisar
  • Baggar
  • 1 Bissau
  • Chirawa
  • Danta Ramgarh
  • Dundlod
  • Fatehpur Shekhawati
  • Gudhagorji
  • Khandela
  • Khatushyamji - Very famous temple of Barbarik grand-son of Bhim (one of five pandavas).
  • Khetri
  • Mahansar- is a village of Shekhawati region. It was founded in 1768 by the Thakurs of one of the branch of Shekhawats. It is located in Jhunjhunu district at a distance of 40 km from Jhunjhunu near the trifurcation of Jhujhunu, Churu and Sikar districts. It is known for the Sone-Chandi ki Dukan dating from 1846. It incorporates gold leaf in its intricate paintings. This haveli has three vaulted ceilings; scenes from the Ramayana are painted on the left one, incarnations of Vishnu on the centre one, and scenes from the life of Krishna are to be found on the right one. Mahansar region is very well known for its famous heritage liquor, it will not be a hyperbole to say that it is the region of Rajasthan that has kept the traditional brewing system in India alive.
  • Malsisar
  • Mandawa
  • Mukungarh
  • Nawalgarh
  • Parsurampura
  • 2 Pilani
  • Ramgarh Sethan
  • Salasar Balaji - Very famous temple of Lord Hanuman is here. Clean, comfortable and reasonably priced (100 to ₹800/day) dharamshalas are available.
  • Shri Madhopur

Understand[edit]

Talk[edit]

People here understand and speak Hindi very well. Being a tourist spot, people can understand simple words of English too.

Marwari is the spoken language; officially, it is considered a dialect of Hindi. Some of the common phrases are :

What is your name? 
Thaaro naam kay hey?
My name is _______. 
Mhaaro naam ______ hey.
Where is ________ (object/location/person)? 
_____ kaththa hey?
How much should I pay for this? 
Ee ko kitno dewoon?
Where are you taking us now/where are we going now? 
Abaar khaththa jaano hey?
It is good. 
Choke-o hei.
We don't eat spice. 
Mirchi coney khawoon.
Is there something sweet to eat? 
Kuch meeththo hey kay?
We are vegetarians, we don't eat meat. 
Shakahari hoon, Maas coney khawoon.
What time will the vehicle (car/ train/bus) come? 
Gaadi kitni baje aasi?

Get in[edit]

There are direct buses from Delhi to Shekhawati. Buses in Delhi can be taken from ISBT (Kashmiri Gate), Sarai Kale Khan or Dhaula Kuan.

All shekhawati cities (Sikar, Churu & Jhunjhunu) in spite of being small cities, have good connectivity to many cities. There are many frequent buses to Jaipur & Delhi.

Trains are available from Delhi and Jaipur. In addition buses are available to Bikaner and other cities in Rajasthan.

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See[edit]

The towns of Shekhawati region are known for their painted havelis. This region has been recognised as the "open art gallery of Rajasthan" having the largest concentration of frescos in the world. Most of the buildings of the Shekhawati region were constructed during 18th century to early 20th century. During the British occupation, traders would adopt this style for their new buildings. The havelis are noted for their frescos depicting mythological and historical themes. The frescos include images of gods, goddesses, animals, life history of Lords Rama and Krishna, profusely painted on the havelis in this region.

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Eat[edit]

If you are game for something fiery hot and spicy, try one of the elegantly explosive "lahsun ki kachori" (fried dumplings with garlic sauce). Traditional meals include "dal baatti churma" which is a mix of lentil curry served with roasted salty dough dumplings and also a sweet (churma). This is not very fiery, and should be suitable for uninitiated palates.

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