Mandawa


Mandawa is one of the important town and a tourist center in the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan. It is a small yet busy market town, which was founded in the 18th century AD by the rich merchant families of the region. The tour to Mandawa is very interesting as you will come across many colorful havelis with certain unique features, which makes each haveli stand out from each other.

While on tour to Mandawa, you must check out Chowkhani Haveli, Mohanlal Saraf Haveli, Bhagchandika Haveli, Gulab Rai Ladia Haveli and Lakshminarayan Ladia Haveli. The Newtia Haveli, Harlalka Well, Thakurji Temple, Murmuria Haveli, Chowkhani Double Haveli, Raj Well, Akhramka Haveli, Sonthalia Gate, Goenka Double Haveli, Tanu Manu Saraf Haveli, Harlalka Chattri, Goenka Chattri and the Saraf Haveli are other places to visit in Mandawa. The Chowkhani Haveli and Saraf Haveli are among the best surviving havelis of the region.

Other interesting places to visit on tour of Mandawa are Nawalgarh, Parasurampura, Mukundgarh, Dundlod, Fatehpur and Jhunjunu.

The beautiful wall paintings that decorate the havelis of Mandawa in Rajasthan, India, have seen the themes changing from time to time. The themes of the frescoes, displaying local legends, animals, portraits, hunting and wrestling scenes, etc. The traditional subjects were exchanged for cars, trains, balloons, telephones, gramophones, English men in hunting attires and portraits of the haveli etc. Apart from the havelis, another major attraction of Manawa is its massive fort, now converted into a heritage hotel.

The fort is painted with fascinating paintings, depicting Lord Krishna and his cowherds. Each wing of the fort is set up with a different theme. Exquisite wall paintings and amazing mirror work adorn the rooms of the fort. Jaipur is the nearest airport for regular flights. Many domestic airlines operate out of Jaipur and connect it with other cities in the country. Jhunjhunu is the nearest convenient railhead and one can take trains for Sikar, Jaipur, and Delhi from Jhunjhunu. Mandawa Fort Palace.

Mandawa is a small town in the heart of Shekhawati region. The place is known not only for its havelis but also for its Fort Palace. The structure of the palace reminds of the cultural and social importance of this region in the past. Of the havelis, the most important are the Chokhani, Ladia, Binsidhar Newatia, and Gulab Rai Ladia Haveli. Another haveli, the Binsidhar Newatia Haveli, is known for its curious paintings. There is a painting of a boy holding a telephone and a European woman in a car driven by a chauffeur. The Gulab Rai Ladia Haveli is famous for its erotic images, now mostly defaced. Binsidhar Newatia Haveli The interior painting have been whitewashed, but there are still some interesting painting on the external walls. The painting date from the 1920.

From the sandy courtyard in front of this haveli,you can get a good view of the southern external wall of the adjacent bouble haveli. it feathures a long frieze depicting a train with a crow flying above the engine and much activity at the railway crossing.

Jhunjunuwala Haveli
With an impressive gold leaf-painted room to the right of main courtyard. Haralka well marked by four pillar and its old pulley and camel ramp.

Mahan Lal Saraf Haveli
On the south wall a Maharaja is depicted grooming his bushy moustache. There is fine mirror-and-moasic work around the door to the inner courtyard and Surya the sun God.

Dundlod:
Dundlod is situated around 30 southeast of Mandawa and is famous for its fort and havelis. The attractions in this place include the Jagathia Haveli, Satyanarayan Temple, and Tuganram Goenka Haveli apart from the Dundlod fort and palace.

Fatehpur:
Fatehpur was established in 1451 as a capital for Muslim nawabs but was taken by the Shekhawat Rajputs in the 18th century. Some of the attractions include the Mahavir Prasad Goenka Haveli, Gauri Shankar Haveli, Nand Lal Devra Haveli, and Harikrishnan Das Sarogi Haveli apart from a 17th century baoli.

Nawalgarh
Nawalgarh is situated around 37 km south of Mandawa and is famous for its fort, built in 1737. Other attractions here include havelis of Anandi Lal Poddar, Aath Haveli, Hem Raj Kulwal Haveli, Bhagton Ki Haveli, and Khedwal Bhavan.

Parsurampura 
Parsurampura is located some 43 km south east of Mandawa and has the distinction of having the best-preserved and oldest paintings in the Shekhawati region.

If you have a penchant for art and shopping then Mandawa is your ideal place. The Bazaars in Mandawa Rajasthan are perfect for all you connoisseurs of art. The Bazaars in Mandawa Rajasthan are equally colorful and have a quaint medieval aura just like this little town. Just as the Havelis are adorned with beautifully designed paintings, the Bazaars in Mandawa Rajasthan also sell those paintings skillfully crafted on cloth or paper. So though you cannot take back a part of royal retreat, yet you can surely take home these royal paintings. Tourists generally buy them as souvenirs or gifts.

The Bazaars in Mandawa Rajasthan are also famous for its meticulously crafted and intricately designed wood work. You can get decorated chests, chairs, cradles, low tables and stools in the dusty Bazaars in Mandawa Rajasthan. Besides these the womenfolk can shop for the colorful bangles, tie and dye fabric and metal utensils.

The Main Bazaar, Mandawa is one of the important areas in the city where the major Havelis are situated and this Main Bazaar, Mandawa is considered to be the shopper's paradise for its extensive range of products and goods. Explore the beautiful Bazaars of Mandawa on your tour to Rajasthan. There are various items to shop for in the colorful town of Mandava. One can shop for various paintings which depict the royal culture of Mandava and its past. Mandava is known for its meticulously crafted and intricately designed wood work. The other items include colourful bangles, tie and dye fabrics.

 

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