The town of Surajgarh in the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan derives its name from the 18th century fortified Palace SURAJGARH. The name literally means "The Castle of The Sun". This 4 acre fortified palace is being lovingly restored to give our guests the experience of living like a Maharaja.
Established in 1780 by Shekhawat Suraj Mal, ruler of the Jhunjhunu thikana, the township of Surajgarh came up with the construction of the fort, for the construction of the fort not only offered employment to the people from the neighboring villages, but after its completion also offered a safe sanctuary from marauding bandits and invading armies.
The frescoes for which Surajgarh and Shekhawati are famous owe their existence to the many travelers who came through this region, the local populace started to decorate their homes with frescoes of the tales told by the travelers and from scenes from the Bhagvad Gita, Ramayana and Mahabharata. The materials used for painting the frescoes were crushed cowrie shells, lime and vegetable dyes which were produced locally.
Best time to visit: From mid September to mid April