Part of the Shekawati region of Rajasthan, Mandawa is a town which is highly renowned for its majestic and imposing fort. Apart from the magnificent Mandawa fort, the town is also famous for its fascinating Havelis (mansions). So vivid is the art and heritage of Mandawa, the town is referred to as an open art gallery of Rajasthan. The history of Mandawa dates back to the 18th century when this city was used by the Bhojraj Ji Kaubsub clan of Shekhawat Rajputs. Later on, Mandawa was converted into a trading outpost for the ancient caravan routes coming from the middle east.
Attractions around Mandawa:
Major tourist attraction in this ancient city is the medieval Mandawa fort, which is adorned with beautiful frescoes. The fort boasts of exquisite carvings of Lord Krishna on the painted arched gateways. Besides, the fort is highly appreciated for its collection of antiques and paintings in the Palace’s Durbar hall.
Mandawa is best known for its beautifully decorated Havelis as well. The prominent ones are Hanuman Prasad Goenka Haveli, Murmuria Haveli, Jhunjhunwala Haveli and Gulab Rai Ladia Haveli.