Fatehpur is a town in the Sikar district of Indian state Rajasthan. It is part of the Shekhawati region. 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. It is midway between Jaipur and Bikaner on National Highway 11. Rao Fateh Singh of Sikar (Songara Rajput) established the city of Fatehpur in 1508 AD. He constructed the Fort of Fatehpur in 1516 and ruled up to 1526. The city once served as the capital of Sikar State under its ruler and founder Rao Fateh Singh of Sikar. His minister Jalalka Singh, who founded the village Jalalsar 10 km south of Fatehpur. After the death of Rao Fateh Singh in 1526 in the Battle of Khanwa, Jalalkhan became the Nawab of Fatehpur. In 1872 it was granted to eldest son of Maharaja Vijay Singh of Shekhawati, Rajkunwar Digvijay Singh.He was a warrior and kind Nawab. He and his descendants managed the control of the city.




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