Mandawa Day Trip from Jaipur
Mandawa is a town in Jhunjhunu district of Rajasthan in India. It is part of Shekhawati region. Probably the most popular place in the Shekhavati region. Situated 170 km off Jaipur in the north, Mandawa is known as the Open art Gallery of Rajasthan for a reason. The entire region is dotted with spectacular Havelis. And all these havelis have some of the most exceptional and unmatchable art works in the world.
- Explore theheart of the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan
- Learn about traditional Shekhawati culture and it's architecture
- Hotel pickup and drop-off by private, air-conditioned vehicle included
Early morning pick up from hotel and drive towards Mandawa. Upon arrival, you are met with a tour guide who will explain about Havelis, forts, Chatris and fresco paintings.
The fort of Mandawa was founded in the 18th century. Thakur Nawal Singh, son of Shardul Singh, founded the fort in vikram samvat 1812 (1755 AD). The fort dominates the town with a painted arched gateway adorned with Lord Krishna and his cows. Built as per a medieval theme, the castle of Mandawa is adorned with beautiful frescoes. Rooms in the palace are decorated with paintings of Lord Krishna, exquisite carvings and amazing mirror works. Now, Mandawa Fort has been converted into a heritage hotel.
Hanuman Prasad Goenka Haveli
This haveli has a painting depicting Indra Dev on an elephant and Lord Shiva on his Nandi bull. Goenka Double Haveli. This haveli, with two gates, has a monumental façade of elephants and horses. The outer walls, jutting balconies, alcoves and overhanging upper storeys are replete with patterns and paintings, ranging from traditional Rajasthani women and religious motifs to Europeans wearing stylish hats and other Victorian finery.
The paintings of trains, cars, George V, and Venice were executed on the walls of this haveli during the 1930s by Balu Ram, one of the last working artists of the region. In pictures - like Lord Krishna with his cows in the English courtyard and a young Nehru on a horseback, holding the national flag - this haveli uses a unique theme blending the East with the West. The haveli also features a long frieze depicting a train with a crow flying above the engine and much activity at the railway crossing.
The haveli features a striking gold leaf painted room located to the right of main courtyard. Mohan Lal Saraf Haveli
A picture of a Maharaja stroking his moustaches beautifies this haveli. Gulab Rai Ladia Haveli. This haveli is located in the south of town, where the decoration of the outer and inner walls is perhaps the finest in Shekhawati. Blue washes here and there betray twentieth-century censorship of the erotic scenes that had been commonly acceptable one hundred years earlier. The Binsidhar Newatia Haveli, Lakshminarayan Ladia Haveli and Chokhani Double Haveli are some of the other painted havelis in the area.
Murals in the Thakurji temple, located opposite the Goenka Double Haveli and the Murmuria Haveli, include soldiers being shot from the mouths of cannons, a reflection of the horrors of the Mutiny of 1857. Further west are a couple of chhatris, and a step-well, still used today and bearing paintings inside its decorative corner domes. Aakharam ka Haveli This more than 100 year old haveli is located in main market of the town, near sonthaliya darwaza.
After visiting fort and havlies, drive back to city of Jaipur.
- Pick-up from your hotel in Jaipur
- Drive to Mandawa which is a 3.5-4 Hrs. drive
- Mandawa Fort
- Hanuman Prasad Goenka Haveli
- Visit Goenka Double Haveli, Gulab Rai Ladia Haveli, Binsidhar Newatia Haveli etc.
- Lakshminarayan Ladia Haveli
- Chokhani Double Haveli
- Aakharam ka Haveli
- Head back to Jaipur, drop-off at you Jaipur hotel
* This is not a Guided Tour
- Hotel pickup and drop from any Jaipur hotel with-in city limits.
- All transportation using AC Sedan or SUV
- Driver and fuel charges
- Monument entrance fees, to be paid directly at the monuments
- Any Toll and Parking fees (To be paid on actual)
- Personal expenses
- Any meals
- Travel insurance
- This is not a Guided Tour
Pick up & drop off has to be same location.
Pick up & drop off location can be different but extra charges will apply as per distance from pick-up location. To be paid to the driver directly.
- 75% refund if cancelled before 45 days
- 50% refund if cancelled before 30 days
- No refund after that
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
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