Rajasthan, the land of palaces, forts, kings and desserts is one best explored by road. Known for its palaces and haveli’s ( which have now turned into swanky exotic hotels ) it can really take you in time to the rajput era full with the sounds of hoofs of the horses and bullets of cannons.
One of our stops in Rajasthan was Mandawa. This place is 190 km of jaipur in the shekhawati region. Mandawa lies in the jhunjhunu district ( yes! that is what it is called ) nothing in terms of sight seeing here, but the usp of this place is that, this is a town ladded with haveli’s. All of these haveli’s are ancient and centuries old and are known for their unique architecture and paintings. You can even live in one of these haveli’s which are rented out to tourists now. Pure Bliss.
If your trip in Rajasthan is a long one with a lot of halts and long drives, mandawa can be a good 2 to 3 day retreat to relax and unwind. The rooms in the Haveli’s have all western amenities and are very well kept. ( bathtub too. yay!)
These are some of the shots from the Haveli we stayed in:
For the Bollywood Fan in you, Mandawa is also a very popular shooting location for our desi masala flicks thanks to its unconventional location and ready made haveli’s. Aamir Khan’s PK and Salman Khan’s Bajrangi Bhaijaan were two of the many movies that have been shot here.