Alsisar Hotels : History
The Alsisar group of hotels is currently run by the 8th generation of Alsisar descendants.
The Alsisar Mahal was bombarded by the Shekhawati Brigade led by Colonel Forrester of the British Army, in their bid to restrain the mighty Shekhawats who are known to be to be fearless warriors.
¼th of Alsisar Mahal was destroyed in this bombardment.
History has been witness to the valor of the brave men of Alsisar. IInd generation, Thakur Kushal Singhji, as a youth of 18 years volunteered to destroy feared outlaw Kan Singh Saledika, at a meeting of noblemen of Shekhawati. Saledika, offended challenged him to a feud at Alsisar Mahal (Where he was slain).
It was rebuilt in 1954. Renovations and restoration began in the year 2000 and were completed in 2006, when Alsisar Mahal opened as a heritage hotel to serve as a base for people visiting the region.
Alsisar Mahal has been painstakingly restored keeping every fine nuance as close to the original architecture of the old building.
Reconstruction gave us the freedom to fuse modern technology with age old architecture. The rebuilt roof is seismic-proof, yet true to original architecture. Hundreds of old columns and brackets were procured to remain true to age old architecture of the period.
The region of Shekhawati is famed for its wall frescoes that adorn the walls and ceilings of the buildings. The themes of these frescoes depict gods, kings, flowers, arabesques and scenes from daily life. The Shekhawati paintings also depict Europeans, as can be identified by their hats in a sea of turbans.