Foreign guests of JAS’12 in Jaipur, don’t miss to visit the Shekhawati Region!
The much celebrated international jewelry exhibition – Jewellers Association Show’12 in Jaipur is going to say ‘Sayonara’ to its guests and visitors for a year, today. But there is much more to explore, admire and celebrate for the foreign visitors in Rajasthan. While the show of jewellery is going to get over tonight and if you would have some time in hand to drink in the charm of Rajasthan, We suggest you take a quick getaway from the gold, glamour and glitterati already sparkling since four days from your eyes.
The perfect place to make most of your trip besides JAS’12: Shekhawati, the heartthrob land of Shekhas and extremely incredible wall paintings!
Less than 200 kilometers from Jaipur lay the region of Rajasthan, popularly referred as “the open air-art-gallery,” the semi-desert region of Shekhawati is famous for its 18th and 19th century painted havelis (mansions) and houses, magnificent forts, and beautifully painted temples, wells and cenotaphs. In fact, nowhere else in the world is such a profusion of wall paintings; so intricate and finely executed, in hundreds of havelis, forts, temples, and cenotaphs, as in the Shekhawati. There are many beautiful towns in the Shekhawati region, known for their enchanting painted havelis and they are the major tourist attractions in the area. All the major towns of Shekhawati lie within 15 or 20 kilometers of each other, making it easier for visitors to explore all of them.
The havelis of Shekhawati are famous for their fresco paintings and exquisitely latticed and intricately carved windows. Most of the havelis feature mirror work and paintings decorated with gold or silver leaf. In fact, intricate wooden carvings, gold and silver paintings were regarded as the symbol of the owner’s status and wealth.
Most of the frescoes have survived for over a century. Some of the real gold and silver paintings are peeled off by the repair and time.
Go now while the art is still alive and the painted walls are still waging their colorful battles with time.
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Alsisar Haveli Jaipur:
Sansar Chandra Road, Jaipur 302 001 (INDIA)
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