Havelis, Fatehpur

Havelis, Fatehpur Overview

The posh and luxurious lifestyle of the royal Nawabs of Rajasthan is evident from the magnificent Havelis housed in the city. A small town in the district of Sikar of Shekhawati region, Fatehpur has served as the house of many royal families. It is also known as the cultural capital of Shekhawati.

The Jagannath Singhania Haveli is widely known for the artistic paintings and mesmerising sculptures built during the British reign. It has a Baithak which is a five-door room, built primarily for formal proceedings. Rangeen Kamra, also known as the colourful room has walls showing hand-made paintings depicting the life of Krishna and Radha. It also serves as a secret chamber. Buran is the underground safety room which acted as a safety valve during the lives of the royalties. The mansion holds a beautiful pool and a huge garden with beautiful and colourful plantations, just like the culture of Shekhawati.

The Saraf Haveli is one of the oldest Havelis of the country. Built around 200 years ago, it has been the centre of attraction for all tourists. The walls of the haveli are crafted with spectacular mural oil paintings. The neatly carved wooden doors boast of the cultural and artistic beauty of the place. Another mansion worth having a visit is the Sitaram Kedia Ki Haveli. Constructed by Seth Shree Bohitram Kedia, the haveli has huge gardens and fountains to attract visitors. It also houses modern baths and a huge library. Every book lover would find themselves mesmerised by the collections of books in this majestic library. You can visit the mansion free of charge, roam around studying the awe-striking paintings and carvings.

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