Ramgarh Shekhawati, Rajasthan – Ramgarh Shekhawati is a small town of Sikar District of Rajasthan, this town is famous for its fresco paintings, old temples, cenotaphs(Chhatris) & mansions(Havelis) built by the marwari community. There is no doubt saying that Ramgarh is one of the most decorated towns of entire Shekhawati region. Although this township was under Sikar rule in the past but the devlopment of art and sculpture was spearheaded by the marwaris only. The 18th and 19th centuries witnessed the most happening times of all these beautiful constructions.
Places to visit in Ramgarh Shekhawati:
Ramgarh Shekhawati town has number of havelis built by various marwari families.
1- The major ones are Ruia’s Haveli, Poddar’s Haveli, Prahladka’s Haveli, Khemka’s Haveli, Sanwalka’s Haveli, Khetan’s Haveli. Khemka’s haveli is now converted into a tourist hotel.
2- Apart from Havelis , the town is full of temples, cenotaphs, resthouses(Dharamsalas) with artistic paintings. Ram Lakshman Mandir, Ganga Mandir, Hanuman Mandir and Shani Mandir are few famous temples of Ramgarh Shekhawati.
3- The Ramgopal Chhatri is a marvel in itself, there are beautifil paintings of Indian mythology are made in this Chhatri.
It seems that there was a competition among various Marwari clans to flaunt their wealth by building grand mansions and other fresco painted buildings. There are few mosques and shrines situated in and around Ramgarh Shekhawati. A local guide would be a great help for the sight seeing. Ramgarh Fresco is a convinient hotel to stay in.
How to reach Ramgarh Shekhawati:
Ramgarh Shekhawati is connected by both rail and road. The Churu-Sikar-Jaipur railway line passes through this town. In turn Churu is directly connected to Delhi-Bikaner broad gauge line. The nearest airport is in Jaipur. However one can also approach New Delhi from Ramgarh Shekhawati, the total difference of distance is not beyond 30 KM in reaching Jaipur and Delhi. Jaipur is bit nearer by 30 KM.