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What you know about Shekhawati is that it is famous for havelis painted in the Rajasthani style, what you might not know that it is the seat of the business clan of the Marwaris and that some of the most famous business families have their roots in the region. The Bajajs, Birlas and Khetans of the country all originated in Shekhawati. It is the mixing of these cultural and economic milieus that have given us the fantastically painted havelis which granted the region the nick-name of the “the open-air art gallery of India”.
It was the aristocracy of the area, the Shekhawati Rajputs, who first introduced the tradition of painting miniatures on the walls of forts and palaces. In the 18th century, the Marwari business families of the area started becoming prosperous and + more about Shekhawati