Standing watch over the small village of Ghanerao is the Ghanerao Rawla (castle). A magnificent showcase of Marble and Red sandstone Rajput Architecture built in 1606 that serves as the home of the royal family who still reside. There is a nostalgic air of past glory and of the royal lifestyle that the Thakurs led. The castle has 17 beautiful rooms, having their own quaint sit outs and verandhas. A recent developing project of the museum is under away, where one can see the old elephant hodas and palkis which were used by the rulers when elephants and horses were the only means of travel. The House of Ghanerao has also been patron of the unique style Rajput miniature paintings. A School of Ghanerao Paintings is still functioning in the village employing local artists. An unique close relationship exists between the villager folks and the Ghanerao family not seen in this day and time, they share each other's sorrows and joys which is evident when you interact with the villagers and walk around the lanes in the village. The town, has a number of red sandstone Havelis (houses with courtyards), ancient Temples, Baoris (step wells) Ghanerao is the only village in Rajasthan which boasts of 33 Baoris,and beautiful Marble Chhatris (cenotaphs) scattered about.
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