Shekhawati holds a fascination all
of its own. 'The open-air art gallery', as it is popularly
called, is famous for the plethora of plain red havelis, all
commendable pieces of the rich artistic tradition of this
Havelis at Shekhawati built by rich merchants of the region,
display a unique architectural style that evolved around the
courtyards to ensure safety and privacy of the women folk
and protection from the heat of the long and harsh summers.
Attractions of Shekhawati
The Shekhawati Festival held on I0th and 11th February every
year is organised jointly by the State Department of
Tourism, District administration of Sikar, Jhunjhunu and
Churu, and the M.R. Morarka- GDC Rural Research Foundation.
The programmes include a one day tour of the region, camel
and jeep safaris, farm visits, rural games, cultural
programmes, havelis competitions and fireworks.