Altitude: 1,219 metres
Rainfall: 60-70 inches
Festival: Summer festival (1st-3rd June)
Location: 150-km From Udaipur, Rajasthan
Best Time To Visit: April To June And October To November
Known as one of the finest nestled in the Shekhawati region, Mandawa is
not only famous for its royal castle, but also for its innumerable
Havelis where painted facades offer a great variety of surprises.
Mandwa was founded by Thakur Nawal Singh, a descendant of Rao Shekha
after whom the whole Shekhawati region was named. Today this small town
has come out as a major centre of handicrafts and furniture industry.
This castle was built in the Year 1755 and is approachable through two
gateways mounted with cannons. Several narrow staircases and courtyards
connect the dinning room with the rest of the rooms, which were added to
the palace over the centuries. A terrace offers a view over the entire
town. Now converted into a charming heritage hotel, do not miss to enjoy
the dinner in the open environment of the castle's back lawns.
Camel Safari in the Thar
Do you get lured with the mystified and unexplored beauty of the desert
region? Shekhawati is one the best regions of the state of Rajasthan to
enjoy a camel Safari. Mandawa works as an ideal getaway destination to
get experience the desert horizons.
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 is located some 43 km south east of Mandawa and has the
distinction of having the best-preserved and oldest paintings in the
is around 25 km southeast of Mandawa and is a tiny village famous for
its fort and havelis.
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 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.
Jhunjhunu is the district headquarters and the largest town in the
Shekhawati region. The town was founded by the Kaimkhani nawabs in the
mid-15th century, and stayed under their control until it was taken by
the Rajput ruler Sardul Singh in 1730. The major attractions in the city
include the Khetri Mahal, Bihariji Temple, Modi Haveli, and Kaniram
Narsinghdas Tiberwala Haveli