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N A W A L G A R H

Coordinates: 27.845755N 75.268021E
Rajasthan, India.

Nawalgarh (Hindi: नवलगढ़) is a town in the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan. It is famous for its old grand hawelies with frescoes, as in some other small towns of Shekhawati region. Nawalgarh has some of the best-preserved hawelies.
Raja Nawal Singh founded Nawalgarh in 1737 AD. Nawalgarh was encircled by high walls comprising of four gates (Pols), facing different directions.

Haweli (Hindi: हवेली): is the term used for a private mansion. The typical hawelies in Shekhawati consisted of two courtyards an outer one for the men which serves as an extended threshold, and the inner one, the domain of the women of the family. The largest havelies could have up to three or four courtyards and were two to three stories high. From above, it seems that we are looking into a labyrinthine structure.

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