Mandawa - Shekhawati Region
History of Mandawa
In the heart of the Shekhawati region of Rajsthan lies the beautiful
small town Mandawa, known throughout the state for its forts and Havelis. Mandawa is situated in the north Indian state of Rajasthan
around 190 km from 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.
Attractions in Mandawa
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
Part of Shekhavati, a region once on the silk route on China, its
inhabitants the rich merchants lavishly decorated their houses with
paintings on religious, historical, folk and social themes and with
the coming of the British, lot of the paintings are found with
European influence too; so much so that today it forms an open air
art gallery. Mandawa Castle, founded in mid 18th century, has
interesting murals has been converted into a hotel.
How to reach there...
well connected by road with Jaipur, Delhi and Bikaner. The nearest
railway station is in Jhunjhunu. The nearest airport is in Jaipur,
just 190 kms.
Hotels in Mandawa
Mahal - Symbol of Love
Mahal is regarded as the most perfect jewel of Muslim art in India.
This huge mausoleum mosque was built by Shah Jahan, the fifth Muslim
Mogul emperor, in memory of his beloved wife, a Persian princess
born as Arjuman Bano Begum but known as Mumtaz Mahal.
Pushkar Fair begins on Kartik Shukla Ekadashi, which falls in the
month of October-November and goes on for five long days till Kartik
Purnima. The fair is synonymous to a cattle fair.
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