Embark on this private day trip to Mandawa from Jaipur. Mandawa is a small town located in the heart of the Shekhawati region, in Rajasthan, famous in India for the type of fort and haveli and it is one of the most popular destination for all tourists.
Mandawa is situated 170 km off Jaipur in the north. Popularly known as the Open Art Gallery, the town is filled with paved archways and magnificent havelis and fortresses.
- Explore the Mandawa fort and the exquisite havelis of the town.
- Learn about traditional, culture and its architecture.
- Private trip by car with an English speaking drive.
Your tour driver will pick up you from hotel or any preferred location in Jaipur. Now you will be driven to Mandawa which is a 3 hrs drive from Jaipur. Upon arrival you may visit the following suggested places:
Mandawa Fort: 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 frescoes of 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 work. The palace’s Durbar Hall houses a number of antiques and paintings.
Situated in the middle of the town, the Mandawa Fort has been converted into a heritage hotel.
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.
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.
Murmuria Haveli: 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.
Hanuman Prasad Goenka Haveli: This haveli has a painting depicting Indra Dev on an elephant and Lord Shiva on his Nandi bull.
After visiting all the places, return back to Jaipur, upon reaching driver will drop you back at your hotel in Jaipur.