History of Mandawa:
Way back in 18th century, Mandawa witnessed the dominance of the merchant families. Gradually these merchants decided to settle here and constructed many havelis in the village. When these merchants migrated to other places, there was nobody to look after these fabulous havelis. With time these emerged as one of the major tourist attractions of Mandawa.
Tourist Attractions in Mandawa :
Every year thousands of tourists come to this place to see the magnificent havelis. Another important landmark which the tourists should not miss out here is the Mandawa Castle. There was a time when this was considered to be a major halt in the silk route. At present this has been converted into a beautiful heritage hotel. During your Mnadawa tours, you can plan excursions to places like Nawalgarh, Mukundgarh, Parsurampura, Dundlod, Jhunjhunu and Fatehpur.
In the heart of the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan 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 off Jaipur.
Mandawa, the capital of the Shekhawati region, is a semi arid region, situated in the northeast part of Rajasthan. Mandawa is generally famous for its beautiful castles and stunning havelis. Nowhere in Rajasthan will you find such exquisitely designed havelis. Every haveli maintains its individuality and are decorated with wonderful paintings.
Best time to visit : October to March
How to reach Mandawa
- By 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.
- By Rail
Jhunjhunu is the nearest convenient railhead and one can take trains for Sikar, Jaipur, and Delhi from Jhunjhunu.
- By Road
Road networks crisscross the entire region of Shekhawati, and Mandawa is well connected with other places in the region by private as well as government buses.