Mandawa lies in the heart of Shekhawati region. On the streets of Mandawa lie mansions of rich merchants which are adorned with elaborate frescoes. Mandawa is famous for its massive forts, beautiful Havelis and ancient temples. The structure of the palace reminds of the cultural and social importance of this region in the past. It is 190 Km from Jaipur.
Attractions of Mandawa :
Mandawa Fort : Mandawa is one of the most beautiful forts in Rajasthan. The Fort reflects the royalty, grandeur and splendor of the bygone era. The fort has painted archways which are adorned with interesting forms of paintings of Lord Krishna along with his cowherds.
Havelis : There are many hvelis in Mandawa. The Binsidhar Newatia Haveli is one of the famous haveli known for its curious paintings. Inside the haweli is a painting of a boy who has holded a telephone, a European woman in a car driven by somebody and many other beautiful and lively paintings. The Gulab Rai Ladia Haveli is famous for its defaced erotic images. Other havelis are Goenka Double Haveli, Murmuria Haveli and Jhunjhunwala Haveli.
Thakurji Temple : The Thakurji Temple, Mandawa is a stunning temple. The temple is decorated with beautiful images, paintings, archways and patterns. Temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna.
Accommodations in Mandawa :
Some of the good hotels where tourists can accommodate in a comfortable mood are Heritage Hotel Mandawa, Hotel Mandawa Haveli, Jai Niwas Resort, and Desert Resort.
How to Reach :
Road : Road networks of Mandawa are well connected with other places in the region by private as well as government buses.
Rail : Jhunjhunu is the nearest railway station and one can easily find train connecting from Jaipur, and Delhi from Jhunjhunu.
Air : The nearest airport is Jhunjhunu. Jaipur is the nearest airport for regular flights.