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Ideal duration: 1 day

Best time: Oct-Mar (Read More)

Nearest Airport: Jaipur (Check Flights)

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"Fatehpur, Rajasthan, Ancient City, Rich History, Shekhawati Region."

Fatehpur Tourism

Situated in the Sikar district of Rajasthan, Fatehpur is an ancient town, a prominent part of the Shekhawati region. Fatehpur is popular with tourists who want to try out a new destination, and have a knack for art and culture.

Easily reachable on the Delhi- Jaipur highway, Fatehpur has a number of palaces and forts adorning the beautiful craft of fresco. For a break in the monotonous routine, Rajasthani hospitality, love of art and culture, head to Fatehpur.

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The Dwarkadheesh Temple is another not to be missed place during the visit of Fatehpur. Also known as the Asharam Temple, the entire complex is gloriously striking with the fresco paintings showcasing the Shekhawati art and architecture. Dau Janti Balaji Dham temple is dedicated to Lord Hanuman. Devotees come from all over the country to pay their visit. The temple is rumoured to be magical and grants wish to all the believers.
The deora Haveli was purchased by a french artist by the name of Nadine Le. She transformed the haveli into a cultural centre. Thus, was born the Nadine Le Prince Cultural Center. It houses contemporary art pieces, wall murals, Madhubani paintings, and Patachitras. The place serves as the stage to conduct dance music and cultural programs. It is one of the most sought after places to visit in Fatehpur.

Fatehpur is located in the Shekhawati region. in the district of Sikar, was the Old capital in the state of Rajasthan. This city was established was by Nawab Fateh Khan in the year 1451 and was named after him. His son Jalal Khan, who founded the village of Jalalsar, ruled Fatehpur after him. The city was then ruled by the son of Maharaja Vijay Singh of Shekhawati, Rajkunwar Digvijay Singh and then continued to be under the rule of his descendants. The city is known for is grand castles and hence attracts tourists from all around the world.

Fatehpur is a small city where you can see and witness beauty and simplicity at the same time. It is known as the cultural capital of Shekhawati because of its grand havelis and beautiful temples. Nadine Le Prince Cultural Center, which was the former Deora Haveli, was purchased by a French Artist who transformed it into a cultural centre in 1999. The Dua Janti Balaji Dham temple of Lord Hanuman receives visitors from all around the country as it is said to grant wishes of the devotees who pray there. Many other havelis like Singhania Haveli and Goenka Haveli attract visitors from everywhere with their old and authentic charm. The Fresco paintings and murals on the haveli walls are one the main reasons why the culture of this place is rich and vibrant.

The restaurants mostly excel in serving Indian cuisines, however, they are predominantly north Indian and vegetarian.

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Day 1- Reach Fatehpur by early morning. Have a fulfilling breakfast and start on your trip. You can visit the Dwarkadheesh Temple first followed by Dau Janti Balaji Dham Temple. The peace and serenity offered by these places will leave you awe-struck. You can move on to visit the Singhania Haveli. It has some of the most amazing paintings and architectures to showcase. The Rangeen Kamra, Baithak, Bhuran, all speak of their own stories.
Day 2- You can start by visiting Saraf Haveli. It is extremely popular among the tourists and you might feel like spending some more time here, roaming around studying the beautiful paintings telling the story of Radha-Krishna. The evenings should be devoted to the cultural centre. They frequently organise music and dance shows which are a delight to watch. If you have some time left, you can lighten your pocket by visiting the street shops filled with colourful attires, well-crafted sculptures, and paintings to take home. Visit one of the local dhabas to have the famous Rajasthani Thali for dinner. The dal baati choorma and Ghewar will definitely win your heart.

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Fatehpur Reviews

8 months ago by Rohit Shroff

- Fatehpur is an off beat travel destination, very close to the Thar desert. The climates are in extreme, make sure you gear yourself accordingly. Also, book your hotel with caution, with a lot of foreign tourists coming in, there are a lot of small hotels sprouting up in and around the city overcharging visitors.



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  What's Great?

The land of grand havelis, monuments of great significance and architectural designs speaking of the Shekhawati region. Beautiful wells and springs attract tourists from all around the world.

  What's not so Great?

Not ideal for summer season as the the temperatures rises to unbearable levels.

For Whom

Sought after place by history buffs, art enthusiasts and photographers. Families and foreign travellers come in abundance to be amazed by the grand architecture and colourful culture of Rajasthan.

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How to Reach Fatehpur

Fatehpur is situated on the Jaipur-Bikaner Highway. Rail routes are connected with Jaipur, Bikaner, and Delhi. You can easily find a train to reach Fatehpur from these places. The Sanganer Jaipur a... (Read More)

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