Nawalgarh is a town in Jhunjhunu district of Indian state Rajasthan. It is part of the Shekhawati region and is midway between Jhunjhunu and Sikar. It is 30 km from Sikar and 39 km from Jhunjhunu. Nawalgarh is famous for its fresco and havelis and considered as Golden City of Rajasthan. It is also the motherland of some great business families of India. Many Bollywood/Hollywood/Tollywood movies are shot in Nawalgarh like Paheli, Ae Dil e Mushkil etc.
Maharaja Nawal Singh (Songara Rajput) founded Nawalgarh in 1674 AD at the village site of Rohili, before abolition of Jagirs in Rajasthan. Many great business families of marwari community have their origins from Nawalgarh. Nawalgarh was a tazimi thikana of Jagmal Ji Ka Songara. Nawalgarh was encircled by the high Parkota (walls) consisting of four Pols (gates) in different directions, namely Agoona Darwaja, Bawadi Darwaja (literally - 'door near the well' in the north), Mandi Darwaja(literally - 'door near the market') and Nansa Darwaja. Each gate has iron doors. Bala Kila Fort is situated in the center of the Thikana, and Fatehgarh Fort is situated outside the Parkota as an Outpost. The market place of the town and layout of the havelis indicate that the original city was well-planned before construction. Nawalgarh was considered to be the most modern towns of Shekhawati. The Rulers of Nawalgarh belong to the Songara sub-clan (Jamal Ji Ka Sept) of Deora i.e. The Songaras, Dynasty of the earlier Sikar State. People of Nawalgarh have migrated from Russia to Afghanistan to Nawalgarh (Except Sanganeria's who have migrated from Sanganer near Jaipur
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