Mandawa, part of the Shekhawati region, came into being in 1756, when Nawal Singh built the fort that has now been turned into the hotel called Castle Mandawa. But it became a full-fledged town only after Nawal Singh's two grandsons decided to make it their home at the close of the 18th century. A magnificent heritage town considered to be one of the most aged cities located in Rajasthan, Mandawa’s beauty is at its height! Engage in the royalty lying in the numerous Havelis and the majestic forts of Mandawa that you are free to experience because they have now been transformed into heritage hotels, still embodying the charm that has been hailing since the ancient days. The vivid art as well as the rich heritage carried by this ravishing city are there to let the travellers have a pleasant experience during their tour here.
Binsidhar Newatia Haveli
The Binsidhar Newatia Haveli has always been known as one of the most important and worthy of being visited Havelis of all time. Majority of you would have witnessed a haveli converted into a heritage property but this one is different! The Binsidhar Haveli is presently a bank that is a branch of the State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur. However, this place is still open for the tourists who are striving to get some glimpses of haveli’s commendable sites.
This historical hub came into being during the 1920s and definitely, its walls filled up with the intricate carvings of Rajasthan’s artistic skills as well as other relatable paintings are a sight to behold for each and every visitor here. While looking at the whole building filled up with the colours, you are going to laugh and simultaneously feel awestruck with its beauty.
Never thought a well would attract such a huge troop of tourists every year, but yes Harlalka Well does! This is because, it is not solely a common well instead it is much more than that. The rustic beauty and the beautiful aura of this site is highly innovative. You are truly going to enjoy here.
This well is not so distant from the amazing Murmuria Haveli and the enchanting charm of this place is still maintained. It has some massive stunning minarets and in order to go up you’ll have to climb the ramp and also stay careful, also ensure that you don’t fall since there is no facility of the guard railings there. No wonder on why is it still maintained, because it is till now filled up with water and is very deep. A best place to attain some peace of mind as you relax and spend with time with the nature here, is what defines the beauteous Harlalka Well.
Gulab Rai Ladia Haveli
Not just one, but the Gulab Rai Haveli is an exhibitor of a variety of themes. With its exceptional murals based on different vibrant themes showcased in their own distinct manner, they have always proved to be awe-inspiring for the travellers. While being here, the visitors will come across many random pictorial depictions with the prime intention behind its facilitation still standing unknown.
The deadly combination of the varied facets from the life of this haveli’s owner with the fort serving as the most perfect backdrop for the same. Not only the scenes from the owner but also some other paintings showing a Greek with some curly hair, some mirror images of animals, a couple spending some time together in a train compartment, a lady giving birth- have always caught the attention of the visitors. No matter whatever be the reason behind these depictions, this haveli’s ageless omnipresence is still admired globally.
Chokhani Double Haveli
The Chokhani Double Haveli is quite different from other havelis because instead of being a single one, it is an incorporation of two wings. It was built up during the days of 1910s made for two brothers. The Haveli is accompanied with a couple of splendid archways as well as a good number of pictorial representations and paintings which are leaving the visitors highly satisfied with their engrossing architecture.
The beautiful town of Mandawa is filled up with amazing havelis and the Chokhani is the most prominent as well as unique out of these. The entire building has a Rajputana touch with the designs showcasing it well surely taking you back to the bygone time. Some sightings of the prepossessing floral patterns and also the beautiful peacocks along with the representations of Lord Krishna as well as the soldiers belonging to the British.
Mohan Lal Saraf Haveli
Paintings are a quite common expression in the Mohan Lal Saraf Haveli and surely you going to get highly impressed with the way the architectural representations are done here. Hailing from the Rajput era, the haveli is full of interesting frescos as well as the touch of innovative Shekhawati culture.
During its starting days, Saraf used to live in the Mohan Lal Saraf Haveli and the time he left that place, it has been serving as a tourist attraction in Mandawa. This massive building is filled up with the alluring portraits along with its lattice windows and spacious serene courtyard. The door is bounded by the mosaic work and the enchanting mirror work. Mentioning about the most favoured painting in the Mohan Lal Saraf Haveli, it is the one that shows a king stroking his heavily grown beard.
By Air : Nearest airport, Sanganer, Jaipur, is connected daily to Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai and Bangalore.
By Rail : The Shekhawati region is served by several stations.
By Bus : Shekhawati lies within the angle formed by NH8 and NH11, which connect Delhi to Jaipur and Jaipur to Bikaner respectively.
Just like other cities in Rajasthan, Mandawa also experiences the extreme weather conditions all throughout the year. This means that the summers here are too hot and the winters here are quite chilly. During the summer months, the temperature rises up to 40-45 degrees Celsius. The winter months are cool with a temperature of around 5-10 degrees Celsius. Monsoons here have an average rainfall of around 45-60 cm and the weather here becomes too pleasant during the rainy season.
Sightseeing in Mandawa is every traveller’s delight but you are not going to get any bus facility here for the same. This open air Art Gallery can be best explored on foot. The Havelis are situated quite closer to one another and thus, you’ll just have to walk and experience the best of this blessed city.
The travellers are free to enjoy a huge variety of accommodation facilities in Mandawa. This is because, you are going to come across every kind of hotel starting from the standard and budgeted ones to the luxurious Heritage hotels.
There are a good number of budgeted 1-3 star hotels, luxurious 4-5 star hotels some in the form of a guesthouse/hotel while others in the form of a heritage haveli. Staying in havelis of Mandawa is surely a delightful experience, thus they are worthy of being tried at least once.
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