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A day spent at Koolwal Kothi, Nawalgarh

Koolwal Kothi, Nawalgarh

The Koolwal Kothi is an impressive heritage building in Nawalgarh. Its monumental facade blends traditional and European elements. Constructed in 1934, during the time of Anandilal Ji Hemraj Ji Koolwal, it has a magnificent facia with a series of tasteful rooms organised around a central hall. This deviates pleasantly from traditional courtyard house planning of the region.

The city of Nawalgarh was founded by Nawal Singh, the fourth of the five brothers in 1737 AD on an existing village of Kaimkhanis. He built a fort, the Gopinath temple and surrounded the town with a fortification wall. These can still be seen however in much-deteriorated condition. The city prospered and quickly became the focal point of the culture in the region and is still among the biggest towns of Shekhawati. Among its heritage buildings, there are hundreds of painted havelis, buildings old and new. Many of the better-known merchant families came from here prominent amount whom are the Birlas, Poddars and Murarkas.

Koolwal Kothi was built by the late Anandilal Hemraj Koolwal in the year 1934. The legacy of Anandilal Koolwal lives on inside the exquisitely designed Haveli and Kothi.

The kothi is made of lime work reflecting the regal times and grandeur of a bygone era. The Koolwal Kothi has 18 heritage and suite A/c rooms. The fresco restaurant serves a delicious & large variety of meals with warm & friendly service.

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The township of Nawalgarh is known as an open Art Gallery. There is so much to see in the town and surrounding areas that many guests/ visitors want to come back for the second visit. A simple walk around town will bring you to ancient Havelis, showcasing the traditional Fresco paintings popular at that time. You can also explore nearby places using cycles, or even try your hand riding a horse. For the religiously inclined there are several temples within one-two hours drive from the hotel.

Contact Information
HOTEL KOOLWAL KOTHI
House No.40, Govt. Hospital Road,
Nawalgarh – 333 042, Rajasthan.
Tel.: 01594 225817 / 01594 225818
Email : indralokhotels@hotmail.com

 

Text and images by Supriya Aggarwal

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