Often called the 'open air art gallery of Rajasthan', the region of medieval Shekhawati in northeastern Rajasthan lies in the ...
Shahpura is a town in the district of Jaipur in Rajasthan. It is a walled town, founded in 1629 and was named after the famous Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. Shah Jahan reigned from 1628 to 1658 and was probably most famous for his designing of the world famous Taj Mahal in Agra.
Industry in Shahpura includes cotton ginning, handicraft cloth weaving and dyeing as well as lacquered wood manufacture.
The area itself is beautiful countryside as well as vast forest and cool and refreshing lakes. It is very much an unspoilt and untouched area, a far cry from large parts of modern India.
Visitors to Shahpura can enjoy a variety of excursions including bird watching, trips to the local rural villages and farms and a trek to the local temple.
The local people of Shahpura are known to be very friendly and the area really makes you feel like you have gone back in time. Avid bird watchers and will be spoilt by the bird life that reside in the area. Kingfisher, parakeets and storks are just 3 of the 250 different species of bird that inhabit here. The local temple is situated on top of a wooded hill and those keen for a bit of a exercise will enjoy an energetic walk to the top.