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Nawalgarh :: City Information

Best Travel Duration

October to March

About Nawalgarh

Founded by Nawal Singh of the Shekhawat clan, this is the town where the finest of Shekhawati's frescoes can be seen. Its havelis bear witness to the rich and prosperous Marwari era of the 19th century. Nawalgarh has hundreds of painted havelis and a fine clock tower of British period. .

Better known as the "realm of frescos," Nawalgarh was founded in the beginning of 18th century by Thakur Nawal Singh, a warrior-statesman. The city boasts of some of the finest frescoes in Shekhawati region. This typical Rajasthani town reflects the old world charm through its colorful bazaars and hand- painted havelis.

Places to Visit

Nawalgarh Fort

Description: Nawalgarh Fort

The main building in this town is the fort, founded in 1737 AD but today it stands largely disfigured by the modern accretions. Now it houses two banks and a few government offices.

Roop Niwas Palace

Description: Roop Niwas Palace

About one km from the fort is the salubrious Roop Niwas Palace. The palace is enchanting with a well-laid garden and fountains. It has now been converted into a heritage hotel.

Sheesh Mahal

Description: Sheesh Mahal

It is an astounding building with a ceiling mural that includes maps of Nawalgarh and Jaipur. Murarka Haveli, Bansidhar Bhagat Haveli, Chokhani Haveli, Gangamai Temple are also important sites that one cannot afford to miss.

How To Get Nawalgarh

By Air:


The capital city of Rajasthan state namely Jaipur is at a distance of hundred kilometers from Nawalgarh. Jaipur happens to be the nearest airport that connects Nawalgarh with the other major cities of India by air.

By Rail:


In terms of rail transport the railway station at Nawalgarh caters to the tourists and other travelers of train from the neighboring areas.

By Road:


The road network links Nawalgarh with most of the major towns of Rajasthan. Once you reach Nawalgarh you may opt for hiring jeeps or auto rickshaws to travel locally. At Nawalgarh food and accommodation are easily available. There are budget hotels and other restaurants that cater to the needs of the tourists of varying pocket sizes.