Mandawa at a glance:
Coordinates: 28.0500° N, 75.1487° E
Mandawa is a town in Jhunjhunu district of Rajasthan. It is a part of Shekhawati region. Mandawa has situated 190 km off Jaipur in the north.
How to reach :
By Air: The nearest airport to Mandawa is the Jaipur International Airport, which is connected to all the major towns in India.
By Rail: It is just 30 km away from Jhunjhunu railway station.
By Road: Mandawa is well connected by road to major cities of the Shekhawati region. Regular bus services ply to and fro the this city. You can also take shared taxis or cabs for the same route.
Places to visit :
Now converted into a heritage hotel, Castle Mandawa is one amongst the most popular tourist spots. The walls of the hotels are done brilliantly using paintings to uplift their beauty and show.
Just like any other township in the Shekhawati region, it also houses several Havelis, there is nothing special or things to do for Havelis, but there are stories and there is art to appreciate, you just need to have the eyes for it.
This place is a delight for those with a combined love for art and shopping. You can shop from government emporiums and do street shopping, both options are available.
What to eat :
Because of mostly foreign tourists visiting, the restaurants cater to continental flavours and taste. It is difficult to find proper North Indian food in restaurants.