Top 10 Places to Visit in Mandawa
Mandawa is a one of the smallest town of northern Rajasthan, located at the shekhawati region and is generally a Fort town. Established in the 17th and 18th century this is a place that is even today popular for shooting movies, so don't be surprised when you get to see some actors and actresses during your visit in this town. This is a town that is also dotted with numerous haveli and is believed to be an open art gallery due to number of beautiful decorated haveli.
Mandawa is one of the most popular spot for all the tourist. And I am sure that you will be able to visit the most popular towns of attraction and that too in peace. Given below are some of the Top Places to Visit in Mandawa that you should not miss.
1. Murmuria Haveli
This is a haveli that is known for all its paintings of all the famous leaders of the ancient era. In the haveli you can witness the painting of Jawaharlal Nehru sitting on a horse and carrying the tri colour. The murmuria haveli is been designed in the traditional way of Rajasthan, and is a breathe taking building due to the architecture in Rajasthan. Though this was something that is built during the 1930s, it still continues to be one of the favourite tourist destination of Mandawa Rajasthan. Their art work is exceptional and i am sure that you will get to enjoy many paintings.
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2. The Harlalka Well
The History of Harlalka Well is generally not known by many even today. This is a destination that is just a few steps away from the haveli of murmuria, finding this place to be really very rustic and beautiful. So go up with a camel ramp towards the well and the only caution that you will have to take here is to be very careful as there is no guard railings that can save you from falling in. The well is very deep and is still filled with enough of water in it. This is one of the place where you can relax and have some peace.
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3. The Hanuman Prasad Goenka Haveli
It is generally believed that the Goenka family owns this and many other Haveli’s in and around Mandawa. The Hanuman Prasad Goenka Haveli is yes a famous destination for all the travellers due to the different kind of artworks and the last but not the least the beautiful carvings done in the haveli. The most famous painting that you will get to see in this Haveli is of Lord Indra, who is considered to be the king of gods riding his elephant. You will also get to see then the painting of lord Shiva on Nandi, which is even today considered to be another favourite painting of all the visitors to the beautiful haveli. If any one of you wish to get the true taste of the Rajasthan lifestyle, then trust me Hanuman Prasad Goenka Haveli is the perfect place for you to visit.
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4. Gulab Rai Ladia Haveli
This haveli is considered to be the most palatail mansions of Mandawa. This haveli is considered to be an exceptional piece of art and architecture for all its exotic imagery. Even today the haveli is known for holding its charm and vintage.
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5. Bansidhar Newatia Haveli
This is a place that is best known for the attractive and colourful paintings. This haveli is among those famous tourist attractions that holds a great historical importance, alluring thousands of history buffs and tourist in this place. This haveli is located at Shekhawati region, and in the small town of Mandawa that even today successfully boats many designed haveli and forts. It is these forts and haveli that are contributing to the major part of Rajasthan tourism today.
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6. The Chokhani Double Haveli
This is a haveli that is built during the 1990s, and was built in two wings for two brothers. This haveli is known for the beautiful archways designed just like the other haveli built in the town. The haveli also has some of best, amazing and unique kind of paintings of all the leaders doing various things in life. In fact this is a haveli that is designed in a complete traditional and Rajput manner taking you back in its time and designs.
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7. Open Air Art Gallery
Though this does not have any specific location the entire city can be called as the open art gallery. Mandawa during the ancient times turned out to become the most popular stoppage for merchant’s crossing over through this route. And as you have a few of them who have settled down in this region, they have because of this constructed haveli for themselves and their family members. These are not just beautifully designed but are also well adored and decorated with one of the best paintings along.
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8. Shopping at Mandawa
You can also have a trip to all the local bazaars in Mandawa. These are shops that have several antiques being sold such as the local handicrafts, the paintings, the decorated chests, cradles, chairs, low stools, tables and many more.
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9. The Bungli Restaurant
This is a popular outdoor for all the travellers, and is located near the Bikaner bus stop serving hot tandoori, and cold beer from an down at heel setting. The food is cooked fresh by a chief who is trying to hail from one of the hotel in Mandawa. The ones who arise early over her can enjoy the early morning breakfast along with the yoga classes that starts from morning 5.30 to 6.30 am.
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10. Monica Rooftop Restaurant
This is generally a Rooftop Restaurant that is located in between the Fort gate, and the main bazaar. This Restaurant serves tasty Indian and Chinese beer, and is in a converted haveli but only the facade rather than the entire restaurant itself.
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Mandawa is one of the most beautiful town of Rajasthan. This is also a place that is sure to help you and see how lavishly the royals have continued to live a rich life in Rajasthan. Though the town is said to be an open gallery, each and every step of corner that you take is sure of running you with beautiful paintings and art work that are not just unique but even funny. With the haveli being located each and every where I am sure that you will continue to love this small and beautiful town Mandawa.
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