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INTACH - Shekhawati Chapter
Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) is a nationwide, non profit organisation. It was set up in 1984 to protect and conserve India’s vast natural and cultural heritage (www.intach.org)

INTACH is primarily a membership organization comprising enthusiastic members in all parts of the country.

INTACH has chapters across the whole country which are clubbed under five zones: North, South, East, West and Central. Each Chapter is headed by a Convenor assisted by a Co-Convenor and at least 25 Members.
Shekhawati is a region located in the North part of the state of Rajasthan (India). In this region, unique wall paintings adorn in profusion the buildings constructed by the Marwaris, the influential business community. Havelis, temples, wells, cenotaphs ... all are entirely covered with frescoes.

Mr. Ramesh C. Jangid initiated the Shekhawati Chapter with INTACH in August 2004 to strengthen the actions for heritage conservation he had started in his native area as early as 1993 through the association “Les Amis du Shekhawati” – “The Friends of Shekhawati”. The chapter is attached to the Western zone.

Shekhawati Chapter is a member of IHCN (Indian Historical Cities Network) launched by UNESCO.
The head office of Shekhawati chapter is situated in Nawalgarh, at Apani Dhani Ecolodge.

Heritage Walks
The West Chapter has inaugurated several heritage walks in Shekhawati.

  • In Nawalgarh
  • In Dundlod
  • In Jhunjhunu
  • In Mandawa

The heritage walks are quite popular with the local population as well as the tourists.

Several heritage walk brochures have been published to help visitors discover the towns on their own (in English and Hindi for Nawalgarh, only in Hindi so far for Dundlod, Jhunjhunu and Mandawa).

Website: http://www.shekhawati-intach.org/
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