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» Location : Rajasthan
» 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.

Mandawa ToursThe 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.

Built 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.

» Major Attractions of Mandawa
Mandawa Fort : 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 Chokhani Haveli.

» 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.

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» How to Get there
Mandawa ToursAir : The nearest airport is at Jaipur at a distance of about 165 kms.

Rail : The nearest railway station is at Jaipur at a distance of about 165 kms.

Road : Mandawa is connected to all major cities through its roadways.

» Climate of Mandawa
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.
» Shopping in Mandawa
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 gift

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