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Nawalgarh is a place where visitors visit and observe the Havelis, witness the exceptional work apparent through a fine synthesis of carvings, frescos, murals and paintings, and leave dumbfounded having been completely absorbed by the artistic brilliance of the bygone era. An exceptionally beautiful village, people have used various adjectives to define the beauty and essence of Nawalgarh- ‘ The land of Havelis’ and ‘Open air art gallery’ being a few. M/ Founded in the year 1737, the town of Nawalgarh was named after its founded Thakur Nawal Singh, a valiant Rajput. However, instead of the valor and bravery that symbolizes the Rajput rule, Nawalgarh grew in popularity owing to its art & culture. There is art all around at Nawalgarh and it’s beautifully designed and carved havelis are renowned the world over. During the 18th and 19th century, the silk nad opium trade brought in a lot of wealth to the merchants. And it was during this period that they built these Havelis as a luxurious residence for themselves. Later on, as the trade relations grew to other parts, the rich merchants had to move on and they left behind these exquisite mansions as their as a symbol of their legacy.
The havelis boast of the beautifully carved wooden gates and the painted walls. The affluence of the owner of these havelis is apparent by the ornate iron and brass fittings. Walls are richly decorated with murals and paintings on both the sides of the walls. Small pieces of mirror, gold and silver leaves further enhanced the beauty of the paintings. Most of the paintings are based on life and times of Lord Sri Krishna, revealing the religious nature of the people. Some of the most popular Havelis at Nawalgarh are Bansidar Bhagat Haveli, Anandilal Poddar Haveli, Chokhani Haveli, the Jodhraj Patodia Haveli, Aath (eight) Haveli complex, Murarka Haveli, Chhawchhariya Haveli, Bhagton Ki Haveli and Khedwal Bhavan.
Apart from these exquisite Havelis, Nawalgarh offers quite a few tourist attractions like the British Clock Tower at the college, a major Nawalgarh landmark. The Nawalgarh Fort is renowned for its architectural skills on display, palatial size and typical Rajput design. The roof top view of the town is picturesque, to say the least. The Ganga Mai temple located near the gate is another famous tourist attraction.
The Roop Niwas Palace- the luxurious residence of the Thakur of Nawalgarh is another famous attraction dotting the sandy landscape of Nawalgarh. Displaying a charming combination of the Rajput and the European architectures, the royal residence has been converted into a heritage hotel. Experience and indulge in a royal retreat with a cozy stay at the palace-one of its most sought after activities. There are the gorgeous green garden and the fabulous fountains that will not fail to sweep you off your feet. And if you manage to pull yourself from the luxury of an accommodation, try out their recreation facilities like pool and billiards, Rajasthan’s very own Camel safari as well as horse rides.
Nawalgarh town also plays co-host to the famous Shekhawat Festival that falls on the 10th and 11th of February each year along with Sikar, Jhunjhunu and Churu villages. The festival showcases an excellent assimilation of culture, history, festivities and gaiety.
Prime Attractions of Nawalgarh
Anandi Lal Poddar Haveli: Built in the 1920s,it is the only haveli in the whole Shekhawati which has been restored by its owner. It now houses a school, but has many fine paintings on display.
Roop Niwas Palace: This enchanting palace with a well-laid garden and fountains has now been converted into a heritage hotel.
The Aath Haveli Complex: The complex consisting of the eight havelis is worth a visit.
The Bazar of Nawalgarh: The amazingly colorful bazaar is a must visit of Nawalgarh.