About City

Fatehpur  is a town in the Sikar district of Indian state Rajasthan. It is part of the Shekhawati region. It is midway between Jaipur and Bikaner on National Highway 11. Fatehpur is famous for grand havelis with frescos, which are significant architectural structures of the Shekhawati region. A number f monumental wells and springs known as bawdis are also centres of attraction.

Geography

Fatehpur is located at 27.98°N 74.95°E. It has an average elevation of 324 metres (1066 ft).

 

History

Fateh Khan Kayamkhani (who claim Chauhan descent) established the city of Fatehpur in 1451 AD. He constructed the fort of Fatehpur in 1449 and ruled up to 1474. The city served as the capital of Shekhawati Riyasat under its ruler and founder Fateh Khan, the Muslim Nawab. Fateh Khan's eldest son was Jalalkhan, who founded the village Jalalsar 10 km south of Fatehpur. After the death of Fateh Khan in 1474, Jalalkhan became the Nawab of Fatehpur. Jalakhan was a warrior and kind Nawab.

Place of Interest :

  • Sitaram Kedia Ki Haveli
  • Fatehchandka ki Haveli 
  • Saraf Haveli 
  • The Jagannath Singhania Haveli 
  • The Dwarkadheesh Temple