Suraj Garh Fort Rajasthan
Surajgarh Fort is an 18th Century fortified Palace located in the Shekhawati Region of Rajasthan. The name literally means "The Castle of The Sun". Its a 4 acre palace is has been restored to a heritage hotel giving guests the experience of the royal past. The Fort is managed by Tikaraj Aishwarya Katoch and Tikarani Shailija.
Tikaraj Aishwarya is the son of Princess of Jodhpur and Maharaja of Kangra. The frescoes for which Surajgarh and Shekhawati are famous owe their existence to the many travelers who came through this region, bringing along with them stories of the lands far away, 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. The cowrie shells were used as currency at one time, but since the chipped and broken shells had no value, they were crushed to produce a water resistant base for the frescoes.
Sightseeing At Surajgarh
Shekhawati is popularly known as an open air art gallery and Surajagrh is at the heart of it and boasts of many havelis.
Kajra (Five km.) – Kajra is famous for Havelis of the 19th century
Khetri Fort (Fourty Five km) - Khetri Fort is an ideal day picnic from Surajgarh.
Shopping – Surajgarh is famed for Laak bangles and souveniors.
Camel Cart Rides – Enjoy Countryside setting on top of the camel or from the cart.
It is 180 km from Delhi by road and is nearest among other Shekhawati Palaces.
It is picturesque drive on an excellent road taking you past mustard fields and small villages.