Unravel the Clandestine beauty of Shekhawati

Tourism in Shekhawati came into light since last two decades only, earlier this beautiful place was not much in the very common touring routes of Rajasthan.

In spite of being this exotic visual treat, Shekhawati for some strange reason did not figure in the tourist itinerary until the early 80s. Important guide books like  Eustace Reynolds-Ball’s The Tourist’s India (1907) and Nagel’s more ambitious India: Encyclopaedia-Guide (1977) conveniently left out this paradise of paintings.

Shekhawati is simply beautiful. Every street, house and wall has the stamp of an artist’s imagination in paint. Wherever you cast an eye, frescoes smile back. The plethora of these murals comes rather as a surprise in a land which is traditionally known as ‘warrior’s turf’ and also an ‘impoverished part of an arid region’. But then the whole of Rajasthan, which is partly sandy and partly rugged and blessed only in a few places with a lake or a patch of green, is an exercise in color. Color! which is the everyday life of people living there. Color! which the people live in to counter that of the semi-arid scrub. Color that people give to their surroundings… You just have to visit Shekhawati to believe what a riot color and imagination can create together, the Shekhawati which is Rajasthan’s very own Open Air Art Gallery.

Today Shekhawati is fully prepared to welcome the guests coming from any corner of world by providing all the comforts and facilities of modern world. The dedication of the Shekhawatis made the famous saying true i;e “Padharo Mhare Desh” means “Oh guest, you are welcome to my land”.

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