Shekhawati Festival – Celebration Focusing on Fascinating Rural Tourism

Celebration of Shekhawati festival takes place on 10th and 11th of February every year. It is organized by State Department of Tourism in cooperation with district administrations of Sikar, Jhunjhunu and Churu.

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With the objective of giving more coverage to Shekhawati festival it is celebrated at more number of local places like Nawalgarh, Sikar, Jhunjhunu and Churu. The program is comprised of 1 day touring in the region using camel rides and jeep safaris organizing farm visits. There are rural games in which every one can participate. The festival arranges cultural programs, haveli competitions and ends with fabulous fireworks bringing the region awakening scene to the outside guests.

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Bazaar of Nawalgarh

Taking a tour to your desired destination is quite an experience. However we often are left wondering what to buy as a memory for our dear ones from such destinations. If you happen to be in Nawalgarh in Rajasthan you will never find yourself at loss of spotting perfect mementos. Shopping in Nawalgarh is a delightful and refreshing experience.



The local bazaar is full with all kind of local handicraft stuff. Nawalgarh is quite famous for its Shekhawati paintings, which are an integral part of all the Havelis in this township. The exquisite and beautiful murals are the main attraction for the tourists over here. The replicas of these Shekhawati paintings can be seen in the local markets which can serve as a beautiful memoir for your near relatives and friends. Local artisans with the help of their natural talents recreate the murals and frescos of the beautiful palaces and Havelis on paper or cloth which certainly are the most in demand object for visitors.

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Anandi Lal Poddar Haveli – Nawalgarh

Anandi Lal Poddar Haveli is one of the Nawalgarh’s most beautiful and regal creations. Situated in the heart of the city this Haveli was constructed in 1902 by Ramnath Anandilal Poddar and since then has been famous as a bright tourist spot. Anandi Lal Poddar is believed to be a perfectionist so much so that in order to create the painting of a train he had sent his men to Bombay to have a look at the real train.

Anandi Lal Poddar Haveli

Anandi Lal Poddar Haveli


Anandi Lal Poddar Haveli is enamored with exquisite paintings and fine murals set in bright blazoned colors. It can be a real treat for people who are true art and beauty lovers. The paintings and murals on display are true reflection of the royal grandeur and legacy of Rajput era. The Haveli is not only captivated by the large frescos but even the miniature form of beautiful paintings is equally worthwhile sight. In short we can say that Anandi Lal Poddar Haveli is a rich storehouse of rare and splendid Rajasthani artwork.

The array of beautiful murals and frescos depicts a variety of images of royal knights and kings men. Lord Krishna surrounded by gopis and cow herd can also be seen in some of these exquisite paintings. The frescos in Anandi Lal Poddar Haveli is not completely about the depiction of historical or new advancement, it also shows the fine structure of varied fittings of the royal buildings i.e. pillars, archways, doors and courtyard etc.

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