Fatehpur: “A Cultural Hub of Shekhawati, Rajasthan”
Fatehpur is a small town located in the
district of Sikar in the state of Rajasthan’s Shekhawati area. The city is
well-known for its religious centers, art forms, and also has a rich cultural
The city is positioned on the highway
connecting Delhi and Jaipur and is packed with many beautiful palaces, forts
and is also a hub of art and craft. If you want a break from monotonous city
life and crave Rajasthani hospitality then you ought to visit Fatehpur.
More About Fatehpur
A center for religious as well as
Temple in Fatehpur, or Asharam Temple as it is also recognized as is a
must-visit place when traveling to the region. The temple complex area is an
architectural marvel with striking fresco artwork inspired by the Shekhawati
style of design. One of the temples in the complex devoted to Hindu god Hanuman
draws devotees from across the nation come to visit this temple. It is believed
that mystical power resides within the temple that fulfills the wishes of all
Nadine Le Prince Cultural Center is another fascinating place to visit in
Fatehpur. A famous artist of French origin named Nadine Le bought the Deora
Haveli in Fatehpur, and renovated it, converting it into the form of a cultural
center. The center exhibits exquisite artwork including, Madhubani paintings,
Patachitras, wall murals, and contemporary art pieces. The Haveli is also
well-known for various dance and music performances and cultural events.
History of Fatehpur
of Fatehpur was founded by the Nawab Fateh Khan during the year 1451. The city
has been under the rule of several rulers. Jalal Khan, the son of Fateh Khan
ruled the city right after him and also founded the village of Jalalsar. 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 its magnificent castles and hence attracts tourists from all
around the world.
cultural center of Shekhawati is considered to be Fatehpur city due to its
majestic Havelis, palaces, and grand temples. The earlier Haveli of Deora was
turned into Nadine Le Prince Cultural Center in 1999 by a famed French painter.
Janti Balaji Dham temple of Lord Hanuman draws visitors from all around the
country as it is said to grant the wishes of the good-hearted devotees. Several
other Havelis such as Singhania Haveli and Goenka Haveli are the other major
attractions of the city. The Fresco paintings and murals on the Haveli walls
are one of the major tourist magnets in this city.
Fatehpur Local Food
restaurants here mainly serve North- Indian cuisines which are predominantly