Fatehpur - the 1st town in Shekawati area that I visited; to see painted Havelis

19-November-2012: Out of Sikar Hotel at 9 AM and started out to Fatehpur via Laxmangarh; the plan was to see the Havelis in Fatehpur and then move on to Mandawa for night halt.
 
By 10:30AM reached Fatehpur a small town establised by Muslim Nawabs in 1451. The town was taken over by Shekawati Rajputs in 18th cent. Leading business houses and families of that community set up their big Havelis here, vividly painted with superb motifs and colorful facades often depicting stories from Krishna leela and Ramayana. 
I parked my car in one of the by-lanes and walked around to several Havelis. There were many foreigners in town  carrying their DSLRs with heavy zoom lenses. 

Fatehpur Haveli-1

Fatehpur Haveli-1

Fatehpur Haveli-2

Fatehpur Haveli-2
 
Fatehpur Haveli-2

Saraf Haveli, Fatehpur

Saraf Haveli, Fatehpur

Main entrance doorway - Goenka Haveli

Inner door from main courtyard Goenka Haveli
 
Upper Level from main courtyard Goenka Haveli

Rajasthani Bangle makers' shop & workshop

Hanuman Prasad Newatia Haveli, Fatehpur

A painting of Krishna in the Newatia Haveli

Fatehpur Haveli-1
  
Fatehpur Haveli-2

Fatehpur Haveli-2
































Saraf Haveli, Fatehpur

Mahavir Prasad Goenka Haveli, Fatehpur




















































































































Chandiprasad Gowrishankar Devda Haveli

Chandiprasad Gowrishankar Devda Haveli