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Introduction of Nawalgarh

The city of Nawalgarh was founded by Nawalsingh, the fourth of the five brothers in 1737 AD on an existing village of Kaimkhanis. Nawalgarh is one of the Heritage cities of Rajasthan. It is situated in the geographically well-defined region of Shekhawati known as open gallery museum of India and lies as a triangle between Delhi Jaipur and Bikaner. It comparises of two districts of Jhunjunu and Sikar and lies about 280 kms from Delhi and 175 kms from Jaipur. The name is derived from Rao Shekha, a baron of the Kachhawaha clan of Rajput related to the rulers of Jaipur. Shekha conquered and held considerable territories in this part of Rajasthan in 15th century.

By 1738, it came under the control of Jaipur state due to their association with the Mughals. By 1831, Shekhawati had again become restless and fallen out of Japiur's hand and by the 1837 was under the firm control of the British. With this came the time of stability and rise of the new merchant class the 'Marwaris'.


Nawalgarh Fort

The Shekhawati Marwaris were known to trade in quality at very low mark ups, however it added to the volumes and obviously their profits rose. Gigantic mansions or havelis are testimony to the business acumen of a community that was always able, by its timely moves, to amass substantial fortunes. Even when the trade rivalry with the British had pushed the Marwaris from Shekhawati to the port towns of Calcutta and Bombay, they never cease to think of Shekhawati as their home land. And this explains the enormous structures raised in nostalgia with nouveau riche pride.

Kothi was built by the late Shri Anandilal Hemraj Koolwal in the year 1934. The legacy of Anandilal Hemraji lives on inside the exquisitely designed Haveli and Kothis. He not only made these Havelis but also constructed Dharamshalas, Hospitals and Rest houses for the needy and also donated a lot of wealth for charity

 

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Tourist Attraction in Nawalgarh

Nawalgarh Fort
The main building in this town is the fort, founded in 1737 AD but today it stands largely disfigured by the modern accretions. Now it houses two banks and a few government offices.

Roop Niwas Palace
About one km from the fort is the salubrious Roop Niwas Palace. The palace is enchanting with a well-laid garden and fountains. It has now been converted into a heritage hotel.

Anandi Lal Poddar Haveli
This haveli, built in the 1920s, houses a school, but has many fine paintings. It is the only haveli in the whole Shekhawati, which has been restored by its owner.

The Aath Haveli Complex
The complex consisting of the eight havelis is worth a visit.

Sheesh Mahal
It is an astounding building with a ceiling mural that includes maps of Nawalgarh and Jaipur. Murarka Haveli, Bansidhar Bhagat Haveli, Chokhani Haveli, Gangamai Temple are also important
sites that one cannot afford to miss.

Nawalgarh

Poddar Haveli

Haveli

Muraka Haveli

Grand Haveli

Roop Niwas Kothi

How to get here

By Air
Nearest airport is Sanganer, Jaipur connected daily to Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai and Bangalore.

By Rail
The region is served by stations.

By Road
The region lies within the angle formed by NH8 and NH11, which connect Delhi to Jaipur and Jaipur to Bikaner respectively.

 
 

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