arid sand of Rajasthan's Thar desert had
to be traversed by numerous caravans plying
their trade between Panjab and the ports
of Gujarat as also between Central Asia
and the rest of India. The routes passed
through Bikaner and Jaipur. In the 18th
century the Mughal Empire declined. The
area of Shekhawati was taken over by Sardul
Singh and Shiv Singh, the descendants
of the 15th century warrior Rao Shekhaji.
They ousted the Mughal nawabs of Fatehpur
and Jhunjhunu. At this time the Rajput
kingdoms of Bikaner and Jaipur increased
their tax on transit trade. The wedge
of Shekhawati thus became more lucrative
for the caravans, particularly because
the rulers brought banditry too under
control while taxation was lower.
Air Ports: Delhi, Jaipur,
Delhi to Alsisar 265 kms.
Jaipur to Alsisar 187 kms
Bikaner to Alsisar- 245 kms.
Sadulpur to Alsisar- 42 kms.
Jhunjhunu to Alsisar -22 kms.
Type of Rooms
29 suites and
Conferences - Meetings - Events
The Marwari cuisine
here at the Piramal Haveli is vegetarian,
spicy and chilly. There are meals based
on the Thali system that serves rice,
chappatis, dal, vegetarian curries, yoghurt
and sweets. There are sand dune dinners
arranged by the Piramal Haveli Hotel
an adventurous and
exciting tour through the dusky bazaars,
the abandoned empty mansions and monuments,
the forts and the small hamlets between
the sand dunes in the Shekhawati region.
Indoor game -such as Carrum,Chess, cards
and musical chairs. There is also a well
stacked library at the Piramal Hotel in