The Frescoed Town of Mandawa

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Rajasthan is undoubtedly one of the most incredible and impressive tourist destinations of India. The moment you start exploring it, you come across amazing and fascinating attractions. The royalty and beauty of this land take the tourists to the times of raja-maharaja. Mandawa is one such destination of Rajasthan where there is so much to see and experience as a tourist. One must visit this place at least once and come back completely mesmerized by its architectural beauty and pleasant aura.

Located in the Shekhawati region (well known for its awe-inspiring architectural work) of Rajasthan, Mandawa is a beautiful fort town. Tourists from across the globe come here to see its famous havelis (mansions), temples, chhatris (cenotaphs) and frescoes. The glorious history of this town dates back to 1755. To give a royal taste to tourists the havelis here have been converted into heritage hotels. The fortress, Castle Mandawa dominates the land of this town. It has been converted into a heritage hotel known for its architectural brilliance. You would left completely spell bound by the architectural beauty and royal ambiance of the Castle Mandawa.

The walls of suites and rooms in the Castle are adorned with mesmerizing frescoes and paintings. The carvings and mirror work deserve special mention. One of the rooms named Durbar Hall is the most fascinating with its wonderful paintings, carvings and antiques. The Castle Mandawa offers breathtaking views of the town. Here one also gets a chance to see the royal costumes of the kings and their war weapons.

Mandawa Town is also famous for its fresco trails and painted havelis. From royal architecture to lavishly painted suites, beautiful paintings touching various themes and exquisite carvings, all can be seen in these havelis. Some of the must visit havelis are jhunjhunwala Haveli, Murmuria Haveli and Gulab Rai Ladia Haveli. Each haveli has its own unique charm and beauty.

The Map Showing Route of Various Fresco Trails in and around the Mandawa Town

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