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Discover the Alsisar Mahal, which was once the residence of a powerful feudal lord named Thakur.

Located in the village of Alsisar in the Shekhawati region, Alsisar Mahal was once the residence of the Thakur (lord) of Alsisar. Originally a battle-hardened fort, the area came under the control of the Thakur of Alsisar in 1757 when Samrath Singhji, the first Thakur of Alsisar and great-grandson of Raja Shardul Singh of Jhunjunu, captured the fort. Today, the hotel is run by the 8th generation of Alsisar descendants. However, the Alsisar family history goes back even further than the 18th century.

Over five centuries ago, the great warrior Maharao Shekhaji established a sub-clan of the “Kachawa” clan of Rajputs. The Alsisar family traces their history to this sub-clan, popularly known as the Shekhawat. The Shekhawat have since been the namesake for the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan, Northern India, which comprises the districts of Jhunjhunu, Sikar, Churu and Jaipur.

Located just outside of Jhunjhunu, the Alsisar Mahal showcases the glorious past of Shekhawati even serving as the location of a fierce battle in 1834 between the British Shekhawati Brigade and the remaining Thikanas (plural of Thakur) of Shekhawati. The Thikanas were refusing to pledge allegience to the Jaipur State and its British overlords. Under the command of Colonel Henry Forrester, the Brigade destroyed one fourth of Alsisar Mahal in the bombardment and ultimately defeated the Thikanas. Thus the Alsisar Mahal represents the convergence of several vital aspects of Rajasthani history.

The thrilling tales of valour, intrigue and sacrifice still echo in the old walls of Alsisar Mahal. Meticulous care has been taken while refurbishing this heritage hotel so it remains true to its original splendor. Alsisar Mahal has been redesigned with modern-day facilities offering guests a distinct experience in princely surroundings. The highlight of this enchanting palace is its frescos replete with gold leaf work, done tastefully on the walls and the ceilings, depicting various scenes of from bygone days. Expansive verandas, sprawling common areas, grand chandeliers, old family portraits, and a myriad of textures and colors add an air of nobility and helps bring the past to life.

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