Mandawa, a rustic town located in the Sekhawati region of Rajasthan is popularly known as the 'Open-air gallery' of Rajasthan. A local Rajput warrior named Thakur Nawal Singh established this town in the year 1755. Formerly a prosperous trading town, Mandawa is now famous for its beautiful havelis and mansions with their elaborately painted walls and frescoes. Today Mandawa has a flourishing handicrafts and furniture industry whose products have gained worldwide appreciation. The best time to travel to Mandawa is during the winters (October to March).
Tourist Attractions in Mandawa
Some of the most famous tourist attractions you can visit when you travel to Mandawa are listed below.
The Fort of Mandawa
This grand fort is located in the heart of the town of Mandawa. A number of beautiful paintings adorn the rooms of this fort, which has now been converted into a heritage hotel. The walls are richly decorated with intricate carvings and mirror work, which are a treat to the eyes of any visitor. In fact, the Mandawa Fort is one of the most interesting places you can visit when you travel to Mandawa.
A number of ancient Havelis that dot the entire landscape of Mandawa form the main attraction of this small town. Some of the prominent Havelis in the town are the Bhagchandika Haveli, the Lakshminarayan Ladia Haveli, Chowkhani Haveli and the Mohanlal Haveli. These havelis are famous for their wall paintings, frescoes and beautiful carvings.
How to reach Mandawa
» Road: Mandawa is well connected by road with the other cities of Rajathan like Jaipur, Jodhpur, and Udaipur.
» Rail: Jhunjhunu is the nearest railhead to Mandawa.
» Air: Jaipur, the nearest airport from to Mandawa is 190 km away. Besides, there is a charter airport in Jhunjhunu, which is the nearest major town.
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