Detail Locations Of The Havelis In Shekawati

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I would love to visit Shekawati region.
Unfortunately, there's no detail locations of where the havelis would be situated in EACH of the towns.
For example, when I arrive in Nawalgarh, how can I find the havelis myself without relying on the autorickshaw/taxi drivers who will take me round & round & round, ripping me off at their own leisure ?

Are there detail locations of these beautiful havelis in EACH town/villages in Shekawati, published on The Net ?
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Originally Posted by plone I would love to visit Shekawati region.
Unfortunately, there's no detail locations of where the havelis would be situated in EACH of the towns.
For example, when I arrive in Nawalgarh, how can I find the havelis myself without relying on the autorickshaw/taxi drivers who will take me round & round & round, ripping me off at their own leisure ?



Are there detail locations of these beautiful havelis in EACH town/villages in Shekawati, published on The Net ?
I don't know of any maps of where the havelis are, I think if you don't have a guide it'll be all down to hit & miss, and a miss would be a real let down,,,,,,
In Mandawa we had a guide who spoke english & gave us a good tour round, all on a walkable circuit for an hour or so, he kept the other touts from hassling us and he was more than happy with 100rps, + a little extra we gave for the protection,,,,,,,,
Heres a pictue of one of the better Mandawa ones,,,,,,,
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Originally Posted by plone I would love to visit Shekawati region.
Unfortunately, there's no detail locations of where the havelis would be situated in EACH of the towns.
For example, when I arrive in Nawalgarh, how can I find the havelis myself without relying on the autorickshaw/taxi drivers who will take me round & round & round, ripping me off at their own leisure ?



Are there detail locations of these beautiful havelis in EACH town/villages in Shekawati, published on The Net ?
I don't know of any maps of where the havelis are, I think if you don't have a guide it'll be all down to hit & miss, and a miss would be a real let down,,,,,,
In Mandawa we had a guide who spoke english & gave us a good tour round, all on a walkable circuit for an hour or so, he kept the other touts from hassling us and he was more than happy with 100rps, + a little extra we gave for the protection,,,,,,,,
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For 1 week now, I have been searching on The Net, the locations of havelis in ANY of the Shekawati towns/villages but I find NONE !

Lonely Planet Rajashtan guidebook has some detail maps of several towns, also the locations of the havelis in those towns but I already have Lonely Planet India, which the locations of the havelis are NOT published.

I guess I have to fork out USD 25 just to get that Rajastan guidebook, for those detail locations of those havelis around Shekawati.
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I've been many times in Shekhawati area, last time in December 2006 and I don't know how I found out the havelis but there are havelis in better or bad condition everywhere in all the towns. Make a search in Google and I'm sure you'll have full information.

Most of the towns in Shekhawati are not big, so you can easily find the places just hanging around.

Nawalgarh is a good place to stay and move around the district. In Nawalgarh aI can recommend you Apani Dhani Hotel, an oasis in this dusty region.

All the best

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Thanks Jorge.
I still need to know the locations of those havelis in those towns & villages because I hate being ripped off by those taxi/autorickshaw drivers !

They think they know where it's at, I think I know where it's at...but THE METER IS RUNNING !!!!

Even if I would be asked by a taxi driver, "Do you know where they are ?"
I would probably answer, "We shall look for them !"
I think the most that taxi driver would reply is, "No Problem, my friend ! No problem at all !!!"
WITH THE BIGGEST GRIN EVER GRACED ON HIS FACE !

Saying this, I'm the type of tourist who MUST know where I'm going...I'm not the type who reach a place & let the destiny (or the touts !) lead me !
Ho ! Ho !
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Saying this, I'm the type of tourist who MUST know where I'm going...I'm not the type who reach a place & let the destiny (or the touts !) lead me !
Ho ! Ho !
Sometimes I'm exactly opposite,,,,,,,,,
I'll wander around somewhere like Old Delhi for an hour or two with no intention of trying to figure out where I am until I'm hopelessly lost.
Then I pick my moment grab a tuk tuk & get me the hell outa there,,,,,,,,,,,,
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Isn't travelling great ??

IT is my passion but seriously speaking, my friends here think it's just a waste of time !!

Why do they say this ?
Simply because we (me & my friends at least) are not rich who can afford to travel.

Whilst most of my friends change their mobiles every few months or change their cars or buying those new trendy furnitures at IKEA, me I lead a simple life.
Too simple to a point that I don't have a great material possesion that I can call my own. Ha ! Ha !
All my money is saved for travelling.
Sometimes, I have to eat really cheap maybe I prefer it that way ! ) but so that I could save my money for travelling.

That's why I hate when people rip me off because as if I would allocate some of money just so that I could pay these 'people'.

But then, life to me here is much happier than those people in certain countries who live 'from hand to mouth' !

I like all my friends here & I don't give a toss to what they say about my 'travel' passion.
Always, when I come back from my trips, they would ask me what I bought for them...
...I just tell them straight, "NOTHING !!!!"
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plone,

As I told you Havelis are everywhere in the towns/villages of Shekhawati. Most of the towns are very small and even a blind will find the havelis alone. The only interesting thing is to know which are the best havelis in each place, then just asking the people in the street you'll got it. Don't worry about touts in Shekhawati, people there are quite haughty and don't do this kind of things.

Last December I saw probably too many havelis, is almost the only thing you can see there, and I can assure you that I was just hanging around, making pictures of the people and trying to enjoy my time there.

Jorge
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Well Jorge, I would be like 1 hour in each of those towns !
I still need to have the havelis maps in each of those towns.

Otherwise, I would be looking for those havelis like a blind man would !! Ha ! Ha !

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