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Mandawa

Mandawa - a rustic old town, belongs to the Shekhawati region in Rajasthan. Popularly known as the Open Art Gallery, the town is replete with paved archways and magnificent frescoed havelis and fortresses. Historically speaking it was once an important halt on the fabled Silk Route to China. Trading was an important activity along this route. The rich merchants constructed their lavish havelis here and embellished them with beautiful paintings on religious, historical, folk and social theme. This beautiful town is located around 180 kilometers away from Jaipur and is considered one of the sleepy hamlets of Rajasthan.

Castle Mandawa is one of the most important tourist attractions in Mandawa. The palace has now been converted into a hotel. The sprawling architecture houses a different theme in different wings. The painted archway is painted with interesting forms of paintings of Lord Krishna and his cowherds. The spacious rooms are adorned by intricate interior wall paintings and mirror work with an open terrace that offers a panoramic view of the whole town. The women folks of the Mandawa family who lived in a royal style once used this floor. The ambiances of those years still linger around the rooms. From its ramparts, you would get a panoramic view of the area. Visiting the various tourist attractions in Mandawa will offer you a thorough knowledge of its rich history.

Explore & Experience-

EXPLORE (Places to visit):

  • Castle Mandawa
  • Hanuman Prasad Goenka Haveli
  • Goenka Double Haveli
  • Murmuria Haveli
  • Jhunjhunwala Haveli
  • Mohan Lal Saraf Haveli
  • Binsidhar Newatia Haveli
  • Lakshminarayan Ladia Haveli
  • Gulab Rai Ladia Haveli
  • Chokhani Double Haveli
  • The Harlalka Well

 

 

 

EXPERIENCE (Things to do):

  • Walk tour of the town and its magnificent havelis
  • Stay at a heritage boutique hotel
  • Shop for some unique souvenirs, paintings and local craftwork
  • Camel safari

 

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