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.



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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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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