Altitude: 1,219 metres
Rainfall: 60-70 inches
Festival: Summer festival (1st-3rd June)
Location: 150-km From Udaipur, Rajasthan
Best Time To Visit: April To June And October To
This castle was built in the year 1755 and is
approachable through two gateways mounted with cannons.
Several narrow staircases and courtyards connect the
dinning room with the rest of the rooms, which were
added to the palace over the centuries.
terrace offers a view over the entire town. Now
converted into a charming heritage hotel, do not miss to
enjoy the dinner in the open environment of the castle's
Mandwa was founded by Thakur Nawal Singh, a descendant
of Rao Shekha after whom the whole Shekhawati region was
named. Today this small town has come out as a major
centre of handicrafts and furniture industry.
Camel Safari in the Thar
Do you get lured with the mystified and unexplored
beauty of the desert region? Shekhawati is one the best
regions of the state of Rajasthan to enjoy a camel
Safari. Mandawa works as an ideal getaway destination to
get experience the desert horizons.
Nawalgarh is situated around 37 km south of Mandawa and
famous for its fort, built in 1737. Other attractions
here include havelis of Anandi Lal Poddar, Aath Haveli,
Hem Raj Kulwal Haveli, Bhagton Ki Haveli, and Khedwal
Parsurampura is located some 43 km south east of Mandawa
and has the distinction of having the best-preserved and
oldest paintings in the Shekhawati region.
Mukundgarh is around 25 km southeast of Mandawa and is a
tiny village famous for its fort and havelis.
Dundlod is situated around 30 southeast of Mandawa and
is famous for its fort and havelis. The attractions in
this place include the Jagathia Haveli, Satyanarayan
Temple, and Tuganram Goenka Haveli apart from the
Dundlod fort and palace.
Fatehpur was established in 1451 as a capital for Muslim
nawabs but was taken by the Shekhawat Rajputs in the
18th century. Some of the attractions include the
Mahavir Prasad Goenka Haveli, Gauri Shankar Haveli, Nand
Lal Devra Haveli, and Harikrishnan Das Sarogi Haveli
apart from a 17th century baoli.
Jhunjhunu is the district headquarters and the largest
town in the Shekhawati region. The town was founded by
the Kaimkhani nawabs in the mid-15th century, and stayed
under their control until it was taken by the Rajput
ruler Sardul Singh in 1730. The major attractions in the
city include the Khetri Mahal, Bihariji Temple, Modi
Haveli, and Kaniram Narsinghdas Tiberwala Haveli .