Laxmangarh town came into being in the year 1862. It was planned nearly 200 years ago by Rao Raja Laxman Singh of Sikar Thikana under shekawati region of erstwhile Rajputana.
Laxmangarh Fort – Imposing Building in Town
The most imposing building in this town, which lies only 20 km south of Fatehpur, is its small fortress, which looms over the well laid out township on its west side. The fort was built by Lakshman Singh, the Raja of Sikar, in the early 19th century.
The fort is private property – owned by some businessmen of local origin – and is closed to the public.
You can however climb up the ramp to a temple which is open to the public, and the view from the ramp can be quite fascinating too.Â Of course, seeing the town from this height tempts you to go further higher, but a guard effectively keeps the public out.
Shyonarayan Kyal Haveli in Laxmangarh
A short distance to the east, is the Shyonarayan Kyal Haveli, which dates from around 1900 located in Laxmangarh.
Inside the Shyonarayan Kyal Haveli,Â under the eaves on the east wall, you can see a painting depicting a man and woman engaged in an intimate tryst while a maidservant stands by with a glass of wine at the ready.
Other paintings at the Shyonarayan Kyal Haveli include those of a woman admiring herself in a mirror and Europeans being drawn by horses with a tiny coachman at the reins. This haveli also reflects the characteristic grand architecture with grand carved wood door, courtyards and pillared hallways.
Other Places To Visit in Laxmangarh
Other than the fort and Shyonarayan haveli, the Ghanta ghar (Clock Tower), hanuman temple, Murlimanohar Temple,Â and various other havelis including Chetram Sanganeeria Haveli, Rathi Family Haveli, Char Chowk Haveli are also worth a visit on your shekhawati tour.