The Havelis located in Mandawa, Nawalgarh, Churu and Dundlod located in Shekhawati region are known for their opulent Havelis and fresco paintings. Take a visual tour of the area fondly called as Open Art Gallery of India as we walk you through some of the locations we explored in Shekhawati.
When we were exploring the offbeat areas in rural Rajasthan in India, one thing we noticed in common in almost all villages was that most of the women were confined to household work. Rarely did we see them go out to earn in a patriarchal society deeply influenced by the ancient culture and traditions. However, the scene was quite contrary at Chandelao, a quaint little village located at 40 km to the east of Jodhpur. Sunder Rang, one of the Initiatives of Chandelao Vikas Sansthan (Chandelao Development Organization) in collaboration with Basecamp Foundation is empowering a lot of women in Chandelao in earning a livelihood by making traditional arts and crafts along with promoting traditional crafts local to Rajasthan.
The Sun City of Jodhpur located in the fringes of Thar desert is home to some amazing monuments in Rajasthan. Here is a comprehensive guide for those who have only one day to explore all the important attractions in Jodhpur.
Osian, also spelled as Osiyan located in the fringes of Thar Desert is a little hamlet known for its temples and golden sand dunes. It has about 20 temples dedicated to Shiva, Vishnu, and Mahaveera- most of which are in ruins except for the Sachiya Mata temple and the Jain temple of Mahavira temple. The temples of Osian mostly date between the 8th and 11th Century. Osian is the nearest location to Jodhpur where one can experince sand dunes and desert safari.
Mehrangarh known for its beautiful architecture, formidable wall and cultural heritage is one of the most magnificent forts in Rajasthan. there is no exaggeration in Rudyard Kipling describing the fort as “A Palace that might have been built by Titans and colored by the morning sun”. Perched on a rocky cliff at an altitude of 400 m above the cities skyline, the fort can be seen from almost any vantage point in Jodhpur.