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.
shekhawati news says
many havelis of ramgarh shekhawati is turns into a heritage hotels,attaracts tourists to shekhawati region…
Ramgarh SHEKHAWATI is very best town of and there are many famous heritages are stituated plssss visit ones all of u
I got to know about this place by a show ‘Eakant’ and the pictures that was being show were just Amazing!!.
Let’s hope that I visit that place once before I die:-)
Deanne Scanlan says
Our small group stayed at the Vedaaranya Haveli owned by Dr Shruti Poddar in March 2019. It is without a doubt the most incredible immersion into true Indian Heritage. It is the ideal place for a yoga retreat and many travel there for rest and spiritual reasons. I hope to be back there in the not too distant future escorting a boutique tour group
Rekha Kunar says
A friend and I attended an 8 day Monsoon Music Retreat organised by Dr. Shruti Poddar in Ramgarh Shekhawati in August 2022.
We stayed in the beautiful Vedaranya Haveli
She is an amazing hostess and her team is very hospitable.
Dr Poddar is very knowledgeable of her heritage and is passionate about preserving it for future generations.