Shekhawati (The Land of Multi-Hued Frescoes)
Shekhawati is world renowned for its painted havelis and paintings, noted for their frescos depicting mythological and historical themes. The floral representation on painted forts, cenotaphs, temples and mansions, pulls one to visit this region again and again. Large wooden doors guard the havelis and a smaller door is used for daily movements. An intricate wooden carving with fancy brass iron fittings implies the wealth of haveli's owner. The ground floor is normally recessed in such a way that balconies overhang the street. It was from the latticed windows on the balconies and over the courtyards that women were able to get a glimpse of the men's world.
MANDAWA: Mandawa known as "The Open Air Art Gallery". Mandawa is dotted with fascinating mansions (havelis) that have lavishly painted walls. It was a trading outpost for the ancient caravan routes that stopped here from China and the Middle East.
Mandawa sunrise will bring the exotic nature into your laps. In order to see the real lifestyle of small places in Rajasthan, Mandawa has it all to offer to all the people who want to visit and feel real rural India during their North India Tour or Rajasthan Tour. Visit the mighty medieval fort. It looks the fort has risen on the horizon like a mirage. The adorned archway painted with the magnificent paintings of Lord Krishna along with his cows and gopis (lovers) is worth a glance, through this gateway we are into the bazaars of the town. You will see a number of peacocks roaming hither and thither around the narrow alleys. Also visit the exquisitely carved havelis of Chokhani and Lasia. Watch out the fresco paintings decking the inner walls of these royal mansions; relish the kind of labor put in by craftsmen to make such charismatic images.