Thakur Nawal Singh Ji Bahadur (Shekhawat) founded Nawalgarh in 1737 AD at the village site of Rohili, before abolition of Jagirs in Rajasthan. Many great business families of marwari community have their origins from Nawalgarh. Nawalgarh was a tazimi thikana of Bhojraj Ji Ka sept of Shekhawat in Shekhawati. Nawalgarh was encircled by the high Parkota (walls) consisting of four Pols (gates) in different directions, namely Agoona Darwaja, Bawadi Darwaja (in north), Mandi Darwaja and Nansa Darwaja. Each gate has iron doors. Bala Kila Fort is situated in the center of the Thikana, and Fatehgarh Fort is situated outside the Parkota as an Outpost. The market place of the town and layout of the havelis indicate that the original city was well-planned before construction. Nawalgarh was considered to be the most modern towns of Shekhawati. The Rulers of Nawalgarh belong to the Shekhawat sub-clan (Bhojraj Ji Ka September) of Kachwaha Dynasty of the earlier Jaipur Princely State.
About the Property:-
In Shekhawati, Apani Dhani offers eco-friendly accommodation, excursions and activities with locals such as cooking lessons, initiation to traditional arts and cratfs.
Staying with us will enable you to discover daily life and traditions of rural India.
Our charming and peaceful ecolodge, is an ideal place to start or finish you journey in Rajasthan. Situated in Nawalgarh, town known for its wall paintings, Apani Dhani provides an alternative to the classical hotels.
We are deeply involved in sustainable tourism. We are also a member of The International Ecotourism Society and of Eco Club"
Things to do:-
• Learn and Experience the craft of Bandhej/Lac Bengal Work.
• Heritage walk at Nawalgarh/Dundloh.
• Interaction with artisan at their village.
• Site seeing of major attraction of Sekhawati Region like Fatehpur, Mandawa, Dundlodh etc to see the havelis and fresco paintings.
How to get there:-
From New Delhi
Direct daily night train "Shekhawati Express" (train no 9733). It leaves Delhi Sarai Rohila at about 11.00 p.m. and reaches Nawalgarh at 7 a.m. the next morning. Sleepers are available in II class and II AC and can be booked from any computerized railway reservation centre. Beware of touts, even at the tourist reservation centre, who will tell you that the train is fully booked, that you cannot get seats before many days. They simply want to sell you a package tour with a car.
By local bus:
Far less practical than the train. Not really advisable. The buses operate from Inter State Bus Terminal, Delhi.
Approximately 6 hour drive (275 Km). First, drive towards Gurgaon, further on to Rewari, Singhana, Chirawa, Jhunjhunu and Nawalgarh.