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Shekhawati – The Road Trip to Abandoned India

Shekhawati region, once ruled by Shekhawat Rajputs and prospered by Marwar merchants, is not just another town that used to be a part of the ancient silk route but is also the world’s largest open-air art gallery.

Rajasthan

Starts: from Delhi

Ends: at Delhi

Group: Mixed Gender

Dates

Start: 7 AM, 23 Dec

End: 10 PM, 25 Dec

₹ 13800

₹ 12800

About the Tour

Did you know that just a few hours away from Delhi, you can re-live the glorious and the prosperous past of the silk route? Shekhawati is full of artful and affluent Havelis which are not less than masterpieces. And, how about living in one of those heritage Havelis? Be ready to have an enriching, and relaxing travel experience while clicking absolutely gorgeous pictures.

What makes Shekhawati interesting?

A place so affluent yet abandoned, colorful yet deserted, and historically rich yet forgotten! Shekhawati region, once ruled by Shekhawat Rajputs and prospered by Marwar merchants, is not just another town which used to be a part of ancient silk route but is also the world’s largest open-air art gallery.

The districts of Churu, Jhunjhunu, and Sikar combine to make Shekhawati region which carries the legacy of iconic merchants in the form of grand Havelis, who eventually moved to the bigger towns of Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata during the decline of silk route, leaving their mansions abused and in disuse.

Every single inch of these Havelis is adorned with beautiful fresco paintings which depict amusing stories from the lives of merchants, kings, and queens. The pictures also depict the borderless imagination of artists and the merchants as some of them are a perfect amalgamation of real & unreal, tangible & intangible, and Indian & Western.

The doors are made from the sturdy teak wood imported from Myanmar (then Burma), and Belgian mirrors grace some parts too. Some of these mansions have been restored to beautiful heritage hotels, a few are managed by their caretakers, and others have their great assets unlocked behind big doors. Rajputi and European architectures have a significant influence on their construction style which comes as a result of travels of the owners to the various parts of the world for their trade.

Let’s embark on a journey Shekhawati, also known as abandoned India, to unravel the rich and amusing history of this region, to give a visual treat to our eyes and click some Instagram-perfect shots. Be ready to explore the unexplored and be amazed by this hidden gem in the state of Rajasthan!

Trip Highlights

Your Itinerary

Please note that there will be two pick-up points:
a. 7:00 AM: Hotel Radisson Blu Plaza Delhi Airport (near Mahipalpur)
b. 7: 20 AM: IFFCO Chowk Metro Station in Gurgaon

If you are an outstation participant, land latest by 5 AM. If you plan to come a day early, we can suggest you some nearby hotels.

Start driving towards Mandawa
Breakfast (on the way)
Reach Mandawa
Check-in & freshen-up
Lunch
Mandawa Heritage Walk
Bonfire & Group Games
Dinner

Breakfast
Cenotaphs of Ramgarh
Shree Shani Mandir
Sone Chandi ki Dukan
Raghunath Ji Temple
Lunch
Mertani Stepwell (Baori)
Bonfire & Group Games
Dinner

Breakfast
Poddar Haveli & Museum
Morarka Haveli
Lunch
Start driving back to Delhi
Arrival in Delhi
(Iffco Chowk Drop: 9:30 PM
Radisson Blu Mahipalpur Drop: 10:00 PM)

Trip Ends

Keep some buffer time in hand if you have an onward journey on the same day. If you are an outstation participant, we suggest booking a flight that departs after 2 am.
We will drop off the participants as per the respective pick-up points, and exchange warm hugs, and goodbyes until we meet again.

Shekhawati Map

Booking/ Query

To book this trip, please Call/ WhatsApp/ Email using the below-mentioned details.

If you have any questions or concerns, then please feel free to contact us using the below-mentioned details. Alternatively, fill this form and our team will get back to you at their earliest.

Call/ WhatsApp : +91 9999 74 9677
Email: chandni@transformingtravels.com

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