Witnessing Wonderful Karauli Old City & its Palaces

Karauli is a devotional city of Rajasthan in India surrounded by ancient temples. Devotees from far and wide throng here to celebrate the religious festivals. It is situated around 160 km away from Jaipur, being state capital of Rajasthan. Karauli city location is 64 km away from Mahuwa, which is in at the middle point of Jaipur-Agra Highway.

It is believed that Karauli Old City palace, in Rajasthan, was built nearly 600 years before in the midst of 14th century, by the Royal Family. It has rich history of heroism and sacrifice woven with its name. Thereafter during 1635 the Fort and a Splendid City Palace came into existence. The Karauli City Palace became the official Residence of the Royal Family till 1938.

It was at this time that extremely modern Bhanwar Vilas Palace constructed under the rule of Maharaja Ganesh pal Deo Bhadur. The city of Karauli is surrounded by Red Stone fortification wall, having bastions for full security. The entrance to the Karauli city is through six gates and there are 11 posterns within the walled structure. The most recently built City Palace has the 18th century construction and the pride of the past is Ornamental Stucco work along with frescoes.

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Visit Mahansar to read the Shekhawati Culture

Rajasthan’s Shekhawati region is famous for its elegant havelis and intricate wall paintings. The region covers a number of towns and villages. Mahansar, established in 1768 by the Shekhawat Thakurs (Thakur Nahar Singh), is one of the most vibrant towns of the region. The town is not a big one and is located just 40-km away from the nearest city Jhunjhunu and at the trifurcation of Sikar, Churu and Jhujhunu districts. Mahansar possesses tourist importance on its own rights. It opens doors of the Shekhawati culture to the world. Old havelis of the area coupled with marvelous colorful wall paintings make visitors mesmerized.

Mahansar

Mahansar

Keeping India’s traditional breweing system alive forms one of the major duties of the region, which is famous for advocating its heritage liquor. Erstwhile Mahansar royal family’s Rajendra Singh Shekhawat runs Shekhawati Heritage and Herbal Pvt Ltd. towards giving the heritage liquor an international identity.

The town offers a great place to witness admirable heritage of the Shekhawati population. Camel safari gives added attraction to the visit of the Rajasthani town. Primary language of the region is Rajasthani with Shekhawati accent. Hindi is also being spoken here. Ideal time to visit Mahansar is from late September to mid March.  Some of the popular attractions of Mahansar include Sone Chand ki Dukan, various Havelis, the Dancing Hall, Raghunath Temple, etc.

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Dudhwa Khara: A Silent Churu Village of Shekhawati Region Speaks with its Painted Havelis

Have you ever visited Dudhwa Khara, a terminal village of Churu, Rajasthan? If not, it’s time to plan for your incomplete Rajasthan visit. The village constitutes one of the prominent visiting sites of the Shekhawati region and it houses a number of traditional huge painted havelis. These havelis portray the fine painting skills that the Shekhawati artists possess, more particularly, had possessed. Design and construction of these Dudhwa Khara havelis coupled with their awe-inspiring paintings will make you enthralled. Even though Churu is a district where painted havelis are found in abundant, Dudhwa Khara adds augmented dimension in them.

Dudhwa Khara Fresco

Dudhwa Khara Fresco

Dudhwa Khara is located just 36-km North of Churu at the middle of Thar Desert. The village supports a long history of culture and sacrifices. If you keep your ears open while walking along the roads filled with golden sands of the sprawling village Dudhwa Khara, you will find your visit worth your imagination.

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