Mandawa - Rajasthan
Mandawa is a town in Jhunjhunu district of Rajasthan and forms a part of the Shekhawati region. The city was built in the 18th Century by the Shekahawati Rajputs and is known for its Forts and Havelis. The Fort built by Thakur Nawal Singh has a painted arched gateway which is adorned with figures of Lord Krishna and his cows. Even the rooms in this fort are decorated with paintings of Lord Krishna and exquisite frescos, carvings and amazing mirror works. We at Touristplacesinindia.com provide you with complete information on all that you want to known about Mandawa.
The town has a large number of havelis like the Hanuman Prasad Goenka Haveli, Goenka Double Haveli, Murmuria Haveli, Jhunjhunwala Haveli, Mohan Lal Saraf Haveli, Gulab Rai Ladia Haveli, Binsidhar Newatia Haveli, Lakshminarayan Ladia Haveli and Chokhani Double Haveli. These Havelis depict the wonderful architectural excellence that existed during the period. The Painted forts and havelis depict the frescos that prevailed during the Rajput rule in the region.
Mandawa is easy of access by roads, railways and airways. Jaipur has the nearest airport and the railway station. Being a desert city, summers are extremely hot with temperature rising up to 40°C, while the winters are chill with temperatures dipping to a low of about 10°C. One can also visit other important places around the city like:
Nawalgarh: This city is also famous for its fort which was built in 1737AD and is situated about 37 km from Mandawa. There are also a large number of havelis in the city like the Anandi Lal Poddar, Aath Haveli, Hem Raj Kulwal Haveli, Bhagton Ki Haveli, and Khedwal Bhavan.
Parsurampura: This city is 43 km from Mandawa and has some of the best preserved and oldest paintings of the Shekhawati region.
Dundlod: This city is located about 30 km from Mandawa and has a large number of tourist destinations like the Jagathia Haveli, Satyanarayan Temple, and Tuganram Goenka Haveli.
Fatehpur: This city founded in 1451, has some of the most important monuments like the Mahavir Prasad Goenka Haveli, Gauri Shankar Haveli, Nand Lal Devra Haveli, and Harikrishnan Das Sarogi Haveli.
Another most wonderful structure of the city is the Mandawa Fort, which has now been converted into a Luxury Hotel. This Fort Hotel is situated about 190 km north of Jaipur and provides some of the most wonderful facilities to the guests. The hotel has 60 centrally air conditioned rooms with interiors made of mirror work and has in room facilities like washrooms with modern sanitary wares, telephones, color television and other in-room amenities. This hotel also has well equipped conference rooms and offers delectable Indian and Continental cuisines in its multi – cuisine restaurant. The hotel also organizes camel and jeep safaris, nature trails, folk dance shows, and theme weddings.
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