Mandawa Tour Packages

Some know it by its spectacular fortresses, pleasant havelis, and paved archways; while others by the quaint charm it exudes.

Mandawa is a beautiful town lying in the Jhunjhunu district of Rajasthan. This is a tourist hub that is located right in the heart of the Shekhawati region. The regal forts and havelis present throughout this town have made Mandawa tourism extremely popular. The grand structures that decorate the streets of Mandawa provide tourists with a glimpse into a bygone era.

The town of Mandawa is located about 190 km off Jaipur in the North and is well connected to various other prominent cities in Rajasthan through a strong network of roads. People going on a Mandawa tour have the chance to explore some of the oldest and culturally significant sites of the Shekhawati region. Apart from a host of havelis, forts, and palaces, people can also find some excellent examples of Rajasthani handicrafts and paintings in this town.


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Mandawa tour packages can be booked online with Veena World if you desire to visit and explore the numerous regal architectural wonders in this beautiful town. Details about the price and itineraries for these tours can also be found at Veena World. Simply go through the Mandawa tour packages available online on the website and compare their costs to find the Mandawa holiday package that suits your requirements and travel dates perfectly!

About the destination

The bustling town of Mandawa was fortified sometime in the 18th century by the major merchant families belonging to the region. The traditional wealthy businessmen and Thakurs of this town constructed a number of baolis (stepwells) and havelis in Mandawa that feature vibrant coloured paintings on the walls. When you book Mandawa holiday packages, you get the unique chance to visit all these intriguing and attractive structures and bask in the flamboyance and vibrancy of the art depicted everywhere in the region.

Mandawa traditionally used to be a key trading outpost for the ancient caravan routes. These caravans used to come here from the Middle East and China. Thakur Nawal Singh, who used to be the Rajput ruler of the region, went on to build a grand fort in Mandawa, beginning in 1755 in order to protect the outpost. The township subsequently grew around that fort and magnetized a large community of traders.

Experience Mandawa

\'Raja'\ means \'King'\ and \'Sthan'\ means place, and the state of Rajasthan is often referred to as the 'The Land of the Kings'. The whole state, including Mandawa, houses numerous regal forts and palaces that boast of incredible architecture and splendor. Tourism in Mandawa is also quite famed for its prestigious past, and its numerous intriguing various customs and traditions.

Here is more on the culture and people of Mandawa:


    The people of Mandawa are known to be extremely jovial and conscientious. Their warm and amicable nature, as well as their fascinating zest for life, makes them the perfect hosts. Many Mandawa locals who live in the Havelis here at times even invite tourists for tea and offer them a glimpse of the enthralling paintings that adorn the walls of their homes.


    Popular folk dances of Rajasthan like Ghumar and Jhumar can be witnessed in Mandawa. These dances are typically performed by men and women of the region during special occasions.


    The local delicacies prepared by the Mandawa locals are similar to the culinary delights found throughout Rajasthan. On a Mandawa tour package, people get to taste dishes like maalpua, jalebi, laal maas, rabri, and dal-baati. The local savory dishes like kachori and bhajia that are served with yogurt are also quite popular in Mandawa and are definitely worth a taste.


    The Camel Festival and the Gangaur Festival are two of the most popular events celebrated in Mandawa. The camel festival takes place in the month of January, and in this event, a parade of camels starts off from the Junagadh Fort. The Gangaur Festival is either held in August or July. This festival is dedicated to the Goddess Parvati and lasts for 18 days. Other popular events in Mandawa include Holi, the Urs Fair, the Baneshwar fair, and the Nagaur Fair. If you happen to be here at the time of a festival on a Mandawa vacation package, it sure does add to the holiday experience.

    Art and Craft:

    Several Mandawa locals indulge in making traditional handicrafts, including intricately hand-carved wooden marionettes. The textile shops in the region also feature exquisite hand-woven items, such as mirrored and embroidered clothes.

Things to do in Mandawa

A sightseeing tour of Mandawa is an experience that takes you back in time as you gaze at the exquisite art and ancient structures. The region tells a story of bravery and valour that you cannot help but admire. To experience tourism in Mandawa at its best, here are some of the attractions that you should definitely add to your itinerary:

    Mandawa Fort:

    An integral part of Mandawa vacation packages, this fort was founded in 1812 by Thakur Nawal Singh. This grand fort dominates the town of Mandawa with a beautiful painted arched gateway. This gateway is adorned with beautifully designed frescoes of Lord Krishna and his cows. Most of the rooms of this fort are also decorated with paintings of Lord Krishna, incredible mirror work, and some exquisite carvings. A plethora of antiques and paintings can be found at the Durbar Hall of Mandawa Fort. Your sightseeing tour of Mandawa cannot be considered complete without a visit to this testament of the past.

    Sewaram Saraf Haveli:

    Often a part of Mandawa honeymoon packages and other sightseeing packages, this palace has been a shooting destination for multiple blockbuster Bollywood movies. The Sewaram Saraf Haveli is a century-old palace that features majestic and enthralling architecture and paintings.

    Murmuria Haveli:

    At this grand palace, people can find paintings of Venice, George V, cars, and trains by Balu Ram. He was one of the last working artists of the Shekhawati region. The Murmuria Haveli is known for its unique decorations and theme that is designed to blend the east with the west in a symphony of art.

    Gulab Rai Ladia Haveli:

    This Haveli is located in the southern part of Mandawa. The well-decorated outer and inner walls of the Gulab Rai Ladia Haveli feature the intricate Shekhawati style of designing. More often than not, this too is covered in Mandawa honeymoon packages.

    Sethani ka Johara:

    This is a large water reservoir in Mandawa that looks absolutely enthralling during the time of sunset. A number of birds and animals can also be spotted near the Sethani ka Johara, making for quite a treat for nature lovers.

Best time to visit Mandawa

Like many other North Indian tourist destinations, Mandawa experiences extreme climates. The mercury here may dip as low as single-digit numbers during the winters, while the areas also experience scorching heat in the summers. The best time to book your Mandawa travel packages at Veena World would be between the months of October and March, as the weather tends to be the most comfortable and pleasant during these months. Many exciting festivals and events are also held in the region during these months that you can plan to attend with the right sightseeing tour of Mandawa.

Here is a more detailed insight into the weather conditions prevalent in the town of Mandawa:

    Winter (October-March):

    The winters are considered to be ideal for a visit to Mandawa. The weather is especially quite pleasant during the mornings in these months. October onwards, the ambiance and atmosphere in the town turn extremely lively, subsequently making it the ideal time for sightseeing in Mandawa. However, as the nights tend to be a bit chilly and cold here during the winter, you should remember to carry some warm clothes with you if you plan to visit Mandawa sometime during these months.

    Monsoon (July-September):

    Being a predominantly dry region, Mandawa does not receive a great amount of rainfall. Hence, people can enjoy the cool breeze and pleasant climate here during these months, while exploring the diverse architectural marvels of the region on a Mandawa travel package.

    Summer (April - June):

    The summers tend to be the least advisable time to visit Mandawa. The town experiences extremely scorching summer heat, where the temperature can go up to as high as 45° Celsius, which may prove to be detrimental to your sightseeing tour of Mandawa.

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