About the City
Mandawa is situated in the Shekhawati region, north Indian state of Rajasthan about 190 kms from Jaipur. This small beautiful town is known for its forts & havelis which signifies the rich cultural heritage of this area. This is a perfect tourist destination for those who want to visit the rural India.
A Date with the Past
Mandawa was built in 18th century by some rich merchant families of this region. The numerous havelis built by the merchants of the then time in this area have now become major places of tourist's attraction for the tourists in Rajasthan.
Must See in Mandawa
Castle Mandwa :
The castle was built in 1755 which has two
gateways. There are several rooms with many narrow staircases, courtyards
and a terrace which offers an excellent view of the town. This castle is now
converted into a charming heritage hotel. So this is not only a place to visit
but also to stay.
There are several havelies like the Chokhani,
Ladia, Saraf havelis, Binsidhar Newatia Haveli etc. which houses some beautiful
Nawalgarh is situated arround 37 km south of
Mandawa and is famous for its forts, built in 1737. There are also several
havelis like Anandi Lal Poddar, Aath Haveli, Hem Raj Kulwal Haveli and the
Khedwal Bhawan which attracts tourists on a large scale.
This is a tiny village situated arround 25 km
southeast of Mandawa, famous for its forts and havelis.
Located 43 km south east of Mandawa and houses
some oldest paintings in the Shekhawati region. Castle Mandawa
This is situated around 30 km southeast of Mandawa
and is famous for its forts and havelies. Jagathia Haveli, Satyanarayan Temple,
the Dundlod forts and palace are some of the major attractions in this place.
Festivals in Mandawa
The Summer Festival takes place in the 1st & 3rd June every year is the main festival of this area.
Best Month to Visit
September to March is the ideal time to visit the town.
Travelling in the city
Local buses and taxies are the main modes of transportation for travelling within the city.
How to Get There
Jhun Jhun is the nearest charter airport and Jaipur
is the nearest airport for regular flights.
Jhunjhunu is the nearest railway station from where
trains are avilable for Jaipur, Delhi, Sikar and other major cities of Rajasthan.
State transport corporation runs bus services to some
of the major destinations of Rajasthan by a motorable road network.
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