Lying close to the more well-known sites of Mandawa, Alsisar, Mahansar is the quaint little Shekhawati town of Gangiasar that you will not find highlighted on any tourist map. The Shekhawati region in Rajasthan known for its rich heritage, beautiful architecture and fresco paintings is often described as an open air art gallery. Staying true to this, Gangiasar has beautifully painted havelis, temples and a fort in the village where you can experience local rural heritage and legacy.
The Gangiasar thikana in Jhunjunu district was granted to Thakur Medh Singh and was an integral part of Panchpana estates of Maharao Shardul Singh’s descendants. According to old records, Gangiasar, one of the many thikanas located on the old trade route of the region, was acquired by Maharao Shardul Singh in the war in 1730 from Rohilla Khan ‘Raseela’, thelast Kayamkhani Nawab of Jhunjhunu.
To take a heritage walk across the built environment of this little Shekhawati town, contact:
DRONAH Foundation Outreach
Phone: +91 8860193989
Phone: + 91 9828585856