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Start Time
7:00 am
January 12, 2019
End Time
10:30 pm
January 14, 2019


Source Location:
Delhi,  India

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Trip description

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 abondoned 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
1. Havelis
2. Cenotaphs
3. Podar Haweli and Museum
4. Morarka Haweli
5. Camel Ride and Sunset in Desert
6. Visiting Local Artisans
7. Visiting the school for differently-able
8. Evening group games and social activities
Day 1: Delhi to Mandawa
Depart from Delhi in private vehicle at 7 AM
Reach Mandawa
Mandawa Heritage Walk
Sunset and Camel ride in desert
Day 2: Mandawa-Ramgarh-Churu-Mandawa
Cenotaphs of Ramgarh
Visiting School for special kids
Churu Heritage Walk
Visit local artisans
Day 3: Mandawa-Nawalgarh-Delhi
Podar Haveli & Museum
Morarka Haveli
Start driving back to Delhi
Halt for evening Tea
Arrival in Delhi
Trip Ends
Trip Coverage
Transforming Travels offer a great travel experience coupled with a fantastic social experience as well. All our group leaders are globetrotters who deeply understand the travel and know how to bring together a group of strangers into a family like bonding. Earlier this year, our trip was covered by an eminent travel blog named ‘I Love Tripping’. You can read the full coverage here:
Ex – Delhi
Early-bird offer: 7000 INR (if booked on/before Dec 18)
Regular Tariff: 7900 INR
Please note that for this trip, there will be two pick-up points:
1. 7.00 AM: Hotel Radisson Blu Plaza Delhi Airport (near Mahipalpur)
2. 7.30 AM: IFFCO Chowk Metro Station in Gurgaon
Participants are requested to arrive 15 min prior to the pick-up point.
All transport to/from Delhi-NCR
Stay in a traditional haveli style budget hotel on twin sharing basis for two nights
Day 1: Lunch, and Dinner
Day 2: Breakfast
Day 3: Breakfast
Expenses of guides during the trip
A 24/7 highly professional and friendly group lead throughout the tour
Chandni Aggarwal
9999749677 (Call/WhatsApp)
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