The city of Mandawa, founded in the mid-18th century, was once a town inhabited by rich merchant families. The wealthy and dominant merchants constructed massive havelis, adorned with beautiful wall paintings, as residences for themselves. However, as trade patterns changed, the merchants moved to other areas, leaving the beautiful havelis in the shadows of anonymity. Still you can experience the magnificence of these havelis and how they have changed with age, as they now they have become the major attraction of the city.
Things to do and see in Mandawa
The realm of lovely havelis, harking back to the yesteryears, epitomizes the beauty of Shekhawati, a region that comprises of Sikar, Jhunjhunu and Churu. This magnificent land, located on the North of Rajasthan, is laced with innumerable beautiful havelis – or grand mansions – built during the eighteenth century and former half of the twentieth. Tales narrating the valour of Lord Rama and the miracles of Lord Krishna along with some modern imagery life trains and British royalty, unfold on the walls of these marvelous forts, baoris, and shrines.
Things to do and see in the region
Golden Haveli in Mahansur
Narain Niwas Castle
Tal Chhapar Sanctuary
Rani Sati Mandir
Cultural Highlights of the Region.
Most people talk about the havelis of Shekhawati, and for good reason – they are stunning. But the life and the culture throughout the villages are also just as beautiful, and worth experiencing. The warmth of the people of Shekhawati is notable, and this is the only place you can see miniature donkeys and horses pulling carts!
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