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A jewel in the cultural crown of India

The first of its kind in the World
Witness the pride of the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan

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There are many places in Rajasthan worth visiting. One of them is Shekhawati – ‘An Open Air Art Gallery’ of Rajasthan. Nawalgarh in Rajasthan’s Shekhawati region stands testimony to the state’s cultural tradition and history. These are known as Rajasthan’s open air art gallery because of the frescoes on the walls of ornate havelis.  Nowhere else in the world, is there such a profusion of wall paintings, so intricate and finely executed, in hundreds of havelis, temples, cenotaphs, wells and forts, as in this region. Influenced by the Persian,Jaipur and Mughal schools of painting, Shekhawati’s  frescoes many of which date back to early 19th century illustrate subjects ranging from mythological stories and local legends to hunting safaris and scenes of every day life. It is really an awesome and wonderful fusion of Art and Life!

Haveli

With architecture, themes and motifs reflecting cultural sensibilities as well as aspirations of their owners, Shekhawati havelis were designed to impress. The traders might have been as wealthy as Rajput kings of their time. So, they built havelis or mansions drawing inspiration from them, which were smaller, but grand nevertheless. If you were a guest not so easily impressed, paintings of Lord Krishna and his gopikas in shiny gold and lapis lazuli blue on the parlor ceiling might have done the trick. There are many places in Rajasthan worth visiting. One of them is Shekhawati – ‘Open Air Art Gallery’ of Nawalgarh. Nowhere else in the world is there such a profusion of wall paintings, so intricate and finely executed, in hundreds of havelis, temples, cenotaphs, wells and forts.

The Museum is the largest and oldest museum in India and has rare collections of antiques, armour and ornaments, fossils, skeletons, mummies, and Mughal paintings.

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