Escape the bustle of Jaipur to visit the historic town of Mandawa, nestled in the heart of the Shekhawati region. Tour its forts and havelis, magnificent mansions from the 18th-19th-Centuries.
What to Expect
Located approximately 115 miles (190 kilometers) north of Jaipur, the beautiful town of Mandawa is well known for its fort and ornate private merchant mansions from the 18th and 19th centuries. On this overnight tour, you will drive to Mandawa for a 1-night stay, exploring the painted fort, and the hidden houses on a full-day tour.
Day 1: Jaipur – Mandawa
Following a pick-up from your Jaipur hotel at 07:00, drive to Mandawa in the heart of the semi-arid Shekhawati desert region. Once an important stop on the trade route from the Arabian Sea to the Ganges Valley, the town is littered with fabulous mansions that reveal its rich commercial past.
Upon arrival, check in to your hotel. After a short rest, start your exciting tour of Mandawa’s many havelis, decorated with bright murals. The town was built in the 18th-Century by the ruling families of the region. The highly ornate havelis boast well-preserved wall paintings that reflect traditional religious subjects, as well as scenes from the daily life of Mandawa’s inhabitants.
Often referred to as the "Gallery of Art Under the Open Sky," Mandawa has become a major tourist attraction in Rajasthan, and many of the forts and palaces of the Shekhawati Rajas have now been converted into hotels.
Day 2: Mandawa – Jaipur
After breakfast at your hotel, drive back to Jaipur with sweet memories. You will be dropped off at your Jaipur hotel, or transfer to Jaipur Airport for your onward flight.
- 1 night accommodation on a single/twin/triple basis in a 3-star hotel
- Breakfast at your hotel
- Sightseeing and excursion per itinerary
- English speaking guide
- Air-conditioned transportation
- Monument fees
- All taxes and service charges
What's Not Included
- Any air and train fares
- Medical insurance
- Any expenses arising out of unforeseen circumstances, such as flight delay/cancellation/hike in fare/strike or any natural calamity
- Camera fee at monuments