Day Trip to Mandawa
Mandawa is one of the preferred outing sites around Jaipur. Mandawa is mainly repeated for its unique Fresco paintings and Chuttris (cenotaphs) dating back to 18th century. It is located 190 km away from Jaipur. One can begin early in the morning to benefit from day trip of Mandawa from Jaipur.
06:00 Hrs: Pick up from your hotel/guest house/residence and coerce towards Mandawa
11:00 Hrs: Arrives Mandawa Village. Upon arrival, you are met with a tour guide who will explain about Havelis, forts, Chatris and fresco paintings.
11:00 Hrs: Guided city tour of Mandwa starts:
Highlights of the day are Fresco paintings of Havelis and Forts:
Mandawa Fort (now a changed heritage hotel): It was built by Thakur Nawal Singh, Rajput ruler of Nawalgarh and Mandawa in 1812. The fort with a painted arched gateway adorned with Lord Krishna and his cows is worth visiting. Fort is decorated with beautiful frescoes from inside along with mirror work making it unlike other forts in Rajasthan.
Fresco was used to be a exclusive art of painting. The walls were served as a canvas in this form of painting, which can be seen in Mandawa’s forts and Havelis. Quarters of Palaces, walls of Havelis and small settlements of Mandawa are decorated with wide variety of themes such as floral (mostly used in pillars and arches), religious (mostly used in interior and entrances), momentous (battle scenes of historic events and several ceremonies, mostly used in outer walls) etc.
Mandawa is often called as an open art portico of Rajasthan, because whole the township is blessed with fascinating mansions (Havelis) decorated with frescos. Some of the famous Havelis of Mandawa with lavishly painted walls are:
Hanuman Prasad Goenka Haveli - It is a faithfully enthused frescos depicting IndraDev on an elephant and Lord Shiva on his Nandi bull.
Goenka Double Haveli- Painted by finest skillful Rajput artisans, displaying its two gates that have a massive fascia of elephants and horses at the entrance. Haveli is adorned by portraits of traditional Rajasthani women and religious motifs
Murmuria Haveli- This meticulous Haveli is adorned with some modern paintings also such as trains, cars, George V and a young Nehru depicted on a horseback holding the national flag. It is wonderful example of theme blending of the East and the West.
Jhunjhunwala Haveli - Haveli has golden leaf painted rooms, which makes it exclusive and different from other Havelis.
Mohan LalSaraf Haveli- Displaying picture of a Maharaja stroking his moustaches beautifies this haveli.
GulabRaiLadia Haveli, The BinsidharNewatia Haveli, MohanlalSaraf Haveli, Chowkhani Haveli, Bhagchandika Haveli, Newtia Haveli and LakshminarayanLadia Haveli are featuring some of the best frescos in this area.
Couple of cenotaphs are also visited during tourism of Mandawa.
16:00 Hrs: Drive back to Jaipur.
21:00 Hrs: Arrives Jaipur. On arrival back, travel to your hotel/guest house/residence