Mandawa is a very fascinating destination of Rajasthan which enhances of rich history and incredibly beautiful architectural monuments. Located in the Jhunjhunu district of Rajasthan, this destination comes under Shekhawati region. It once served as a trading route to China. The stunning and lavishly painted havelis dotting this destination were built by the rich businessmen living here in the past. The Mandawa tour will surely take you back in time and you will surely have an experience which you will remember for life long.
Mandawa is affectionately dubbed as ‘an open art gallery’ because of its architectural glory. Go on a Mandawa tour and explore its famous attractions like:
Dating back to the 18th century, this magnificent Rajasthani fort was built by Thakur Nawal Singh. Dominating the land of this historic town, the fort has a beautiful gateway painted with the pictures of Lord Krishna and his cows which used to be very sacred that time. Reflecting the medieval theme, the interiors of the fort are festooned with beautiful frescoes. Some of the apartments inside the fort are amazingly decorated with paintings of Lord Krishna, intricate carvings and stunning mirror work. Visit the Durbar Hall where several paintings and antiques are there on display. And to offer a royal and levish experience to tourists, the fort has been converted into a heritage hotel. Different themes can be seen in the different section of this fort. The royal rooms open into terrace offering mesmorising views of the town.
Havelis of Mandawa: Famed for their brilliant architecture, lavish interiors and fascinating paintings, the havelis of Mandawa are the must-see attractions of Rajasthan. Some of the havelis which deserve special mention are:
Hanuman Prasad Goenka Haveli:
Truly arresting, the painting depicting Indra Dev riding an elephant and Lord Shiva on Nandi bull is the main highlight of the haveli.
Goenka Double Haveli:
The entrance of this haveli boasts of a wonderful facade of horses and elephants. The exterior and interior of this haveli are decorated with fabulous paintings.
This haveli reflects the perfect blend of East and West. One of the paintings here depict Lord Krishna in the English courtyard, which looks very beautiful.
The most striking feature of this haveli is the gold leaf painted room.
Plan a Rajasthan Tour and visit Mandawa havelis and fort which are truly the architectural marvels. Mandawa tour will take you to some of the most beautiful and stunning havelis which still retain their old-world charm. The paintings are the most striking feature of these royal structures.