Shekhawati region of Rajasthan boasts of
elegant monuments, palaces, forts, and Havelis. It is a semi-arid region which
is also known as the Open Gallery of Rajasthan as it comprises of huge
collection of fresco artwork in the world.
The history of Shekhawati is similar to
Nawalgarh. The Marwari residents, especially men, traveled to cities such as
Calcutta and Bombay in order to look for employment. These hardworking migrants
successfully established their businesses in the new cities and consequently their
lifestyle tremendously improved. It was during this prosperous time the lavish
Havelis and palaces were constructed at Shekhawati and gradually this region
became an affluent city to live in.
To date, the residents of this region are
hardworking, brave and sacrificing. Most of the people here are recruited to
the Indian Army which in turn, portrays the daunting nature of the inhabitants.