Mandawa, a part of the Shekawati region, is a town in the Jhunujunu district of Rajasthan State. Mandawa is a small town known for its fort and havelis. The city of Mandawa was made an outpost in the 18th century by the Bhojraj Kasubsub clan of Shekhawat Rajputs. There have been earlier references to Mandu Jat as the founder of the Mandawa village. As it was the trading outpost for the ancient caravan routes, Thakur Nawal Singh built a fort in 1755 to protect this outpost. A township grew around the fort soon because of the incoming traders who settled there. The Mandawa Fort is the main attraction of the town with its grand arched gateway. It is adorned with frescoes of Lord Krishna and his cows on its walls. The rooms too have beautiful paintings, wonderful carvings and delightful mirror work. This fort is now a heritage hotel and is open to people. Mandawa is famous for its numerous Havelis and is considered an open art gallery of Rajasthan. The 100 year-old Havelis are a treat to eyes and tell a lot about the art and culture of this city.
There are numerous locations where movie shootings take place. All such movies have made Mandawa more popular. Jhunjunwala Haveli, Hanuman Prasad Goenka Haveli, Binsidhar Newatia Haveli and Murmuria Haveli are few of the many decorated Havelis in town. Main bazaar is another famous place among tourists that has several local artefacts to offer. Some of the nearby places that are famous for their forts and havelis are Nawalgarh, Parasumpura, Mukundgarh and Dundlod. All these locations are in a 40km radius from Mandawa. They have few of the oldest paintings and well-preserved military artefacts. The nearest airport for regular flights is Jaipur and Jhunjhunu serves as an airport for charter flights. An extensive road and rail network enables people to reach Mandawa easily. Loooking for Rajasthan Tour Itineraries, please visit our website and have several tour packages we have on our websie to go through and choose one of the best to plan your Rajasthan Trip.