|» Location :
|» Founded In :
||18th Century A.D
|» Tourist Attractions :
||Mandawa Fort, Binsidhar Haveli,
Ladia Haveli, Newatia Haveli.
|» Best Time To Visit :
||September To February
|Founded in the 18th century,
Mandawa was a trading outpost for the ancient caravan routes that stopped
here from China and the Middle East. Mandawa was an attraction for the
wealthy merchants, who then constructed many Hawelis here. You can learn
more about the past of Mandawa on tours to Mandawa.
Situated in the
north Indian state of Rajasthan, the fort town of Mandawa lies in the heart
of the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan. This small town attracts tourists
because of its beautifully made forts and palaces, known as Havelis. The
inhabitants of this town were wealthy merchants, who fortified this well
planned town in the early 18th century. Each Havelis or palace in the town
has its own unique feature. The common similarity among them is that no two
rooms in the same palace are built with the same design. In the zenana
(women) section, one room is decorated with antique murals, another with a
marble fountain while the turret room boasts of walls that are seven feet
thick. These palaces used to be the place of all social and cultural
activities of the town.
town is famous for its arched gateway of the fort of Mandawa, painted and
adorned with Lord Krishna and his cows. Among the havelis, the popular ones
are the Chokhani and Ladia havelis. The Saraf havelis are too are well known
in the region because of their architectural uniqueness. The Binsidhar
Newatia Haveli is famous for its peculiar paintings on its outer eastern
wall. The painting depicts scenes like a boy using a telephone or a European
woman in a car driven by a chauffeur. The Gulab Rai Ladia Haveli is too
known for its marred erotic images. You can visit these havelis and feel the
magnanimousness of them through the Tours and Packages for Mandawa. A
whimsical peacock weather van, an arched window that overlooks the verdant
garden visited by peacocks are other structures worth seeing.
in 1737, the town of Nawalgarh, near Mandawa, is also famous for its fort.
The town of Parsurampura, having the best-preserved and oldest paintings in
the Shekhawati region, Mukundgarh, Dundlod, Fatehpur and Jhunjhunu, the
largest town in the Shekhawati region are some other places that around the
town that are attract tourists.
Mandawa Fort :
Attractions of Mandawa
This medieval fort was founded in
the 18th century. It's famous for its painted arched gateway having a
painting of Lord Krishna and his cows Havelis
Binsidhar Haveli is famous for its paintings. Other great havelis
located in Mandawa are Gulab Rai Haveli, Newatia Haveli, Ladia Haveli and
|» Places to
Stay in Mandawa
The RTDC has done a lot to retain the traditional flavour in its
hotels in and around Mandawa. Hotels like RTDC's Khadim, come with AC Deluxe
rooms as well as ordinary rooms, which give a comfortable stay in the city.
There are also Sarai facilities for the pilgrims. The government sponsored
paying guest scheme makes the visitor feel at home. Air
The nearest airport is at Jaipur at a distance of about 165 kms.
The nearest railway station is at Jaipur at
a distance of about 165 kms. Road :
connected to all major cities through its roadways.
The climate of Mandawa, like most other Rajasthan cities, is of an
extreme type. The summer season is very hot, with the maximum temperature
reaching up to 40.5° C. Mandawa weather experiences cold and chilly
winters. The average temperature in winter season may be as low as 10°
C. The monsoon season sees average annual rainfall in the range of 45 to 60
cm. As per the climatic conditions of Mandawa, Rajasthan, the best time to
visit the place is during the months of October to March.
Mandawa shopping destinations are perfect for those with a penchant
for art and painting. The numerous shopping places in Mandawa, Rajasthan
provide a delightful experience to visitors. Apart from its delicately
painted havelis, Mandawa is also famous for its beautiful paintings. The
paintings that once adorned the massive havelis are now being recreated by
the skilled craftsmen on cloth or paper. These paintings are perfect for
using as home decoration items or even to take back home as a souvenir or