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MANDAWA - THE HEART OF SHEKHAWATI


NEARBY CITIES

Nawalgarh:

37 km

Parsurampura:

47 km

Mukundgarh:

25 km

BEST TIME TO VISIT:

October to March

In the heart of the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan is situated the beautiful small town Mandawa, known throughout the state for its forts and havelis. The structures of this place reminds one of the cultural and social hotspot this place used to be in the bygone era.

LOCATION

Mandawa is situated in the north Indian state of Rajasthan around 190 km off Jaipur, the capital of the state. The fort town of Mandawa is well connected with the other places in region through a good network of roads.

PAST

The compact and busy little market town of Mandawa was settled and fortified in 18th century by the dominant merchants situated in the region. The wealthy businessmen of the village constructed many havelis and baolis with colored painting adorning their walls. Later on, with the migration of these merchant families situated, their old settlements remained in total obscurity with no one to look after them. Despite the time lapse and ignorance about these visual and architectural extravaganzas, their attraction did not fade and today they are some of the major attractions for the tourists visiting Rajasthan.

MANDWA THINGS OF INTEREST

The best way to experience the culture and heritage of this region is by going on safaris by camel, horse, or Jeep. Hotels can arrange these safaris on request but prior notice is essential.

GETTING THERE

Air : The nearest charter airport is Jhunjhunu, the largest city in the region and the district headquarters. Jaipur is the nearest airport for regular flights.

Rail : Jhunjhunu is the nearest railhead.

Road : Road networks crisscross the entire region of Shekhawati, and Mandawa is well connected.

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