Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Excursion of Mukundgarh

The district headquarters of the same name is also the largest city in the Shekhawati Region. Founded by the Kaimkhani nawabs in the 15th century, the place was taken under control by Rajput ruler Sardul Singh in 1730 AD. Main attractions in the city include the Khetri Mahal, the Bihariji Temple, the Modi Haveli, and the Kaniram Narsinghdas Tiberwala Haveli.

Dundlod has many havelis such as Jathia Haveli, and Tuganram Goenka Haveli, but it is more famous for its fort and palace. Another famous attraction here is Satyanarayan Temple

Founded in the late 17th century,Sikar was the largest 'thikana' (Feudal state) under Jaipur. The fort and temples of Gopinath,Raghunath and Madan Mohan with commendable frescoes are worth visiting. The jubilee Hall,Madho Niwas Kothi,Biwani Havelli,Sodhani Haveli, the Jain temple and a large market are other places of interest.

The place was settled by the Poddars in the late 18th century. Apart from the havelis there are beautiful chhattris with painted entrances near the bus stand and the temples of Shani and Ganga.

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