Nawalgarh is a miniature town situated at a short distance from Shekhawati. Fondly known as "the land of Havelis" or "open air art gallery", this miniature town of Nawalgarh is located around 30 km away from the town of Jhunjhunu and does absolute justice to the name given to it.
It was named after Thakur Nawal Singh, who was the founder of the city. The Golden City of Rajasthan is the motherland of a lot of successful Marwari business families. It is said that the Marwaris who were off to cosmo cities like Bombay and Calcutta in search of work, used to send their hard earned money back to their homes in Nawalgarh. When their businesses started to flourish, they sent back artists to Nawalgarh in order to build plush palaces and show off their wealth. This lead to the rich architecture of this little town in Rajasthan.