Mandawa is one of the most loved tourist places in whole Rajasthan. Immersed in history, this small town is situated just a few kilometers from Jaipur. An important trading post since the 18th century, the place is filled with numerous colorful havelis that never fail to leave visitors mesmerized. At one time, Mandawa served as the resting place for caravans that went to and fro between China and the Middle East. Nowadays it acts as a major draw for the Rajasthan tourism industry.
It is the most charming and beautiful places. It is famous for its lovely designed Havelies and forts. Here, you can explore many places and Havelies like Chowkhani Haveli, Bhagchandika Haveli, , Gulab Rai Ladia Haveli, Mohanlal Saraf Haveli and Lakshminarayan Ladia Haveli, The Newtia Haveli, Harlalka Well, Murmuria Haveli, Thakurji Temple, Chowkhani Double Haveli, Raj Well, Akhramka Haveli, Sonthalia Gate, Goenka etc.
Here is some place to visit in Mandawa :-
The Mandawa Fort is among the most visited tourist spots in the region and well known for its fine architecture and a great collection of paintings that depict Lord Krishna in days of his early childhood and youth. The walls of the palace are decorated with intricate carvings, paintings, and elaborate mirror work. The once Durbal Hall has been rehabilitated into an exhibit of numerous paintings and antiques. The Fort has now been converted into a major hotel. Each and every wing of the Fort is characterized by a distinct theme. The open terrace offers a breathtaking panoramic view of the entire town. You can still feel the ambiance of those olden days while you linger around the majestic rooms of the palace.
There are also numerous havelis all across Mandawa that make for a great watch. These include Bhagchandika Haveli, Lakshminarayan Ladia Haveli, Mohan Lal Saraf Haveli, Gulab Rai Ladia Haveli and Chowkhani Double Haveli.
Lakshminarayan Ladia Haveli:
Lakshminarayan Ladia Haveli is one of the most picturesque havelis in this legendary town of Mandawa. Nestled amidst the Aravallis, this amazing architectural marvel reflects the glory of the majestic Rajput era. From the excellent paintings done in the blue wash to the amazing murals and frescoes depicting Hindu mythological themes, the place has plenty to keep you busy for hours.
Mohan Lal Saraf Haveli:
The Mohan Lal Saraf Haveli is well recognized for its beautiful collection of portraits and paintings. The carved archways and the walls of the palace are decorated with stunning walls. The sprawling halls and the latticed windows give this place an otherworldly, medieval aura. The elaborate courtyard also makes a fine excursion spot for tourists.
Other attractions in the area include Thakurji Temple, Harlalka Well, Goenka chattri, Tanu Manu Saraf Haveli and Akhramka Haveli.