Rearing for the Royal Experience? If your answer is an affirmative then the Castle in the small beautiful town in the ravishing Rajasthan welcomes you. The royalty of the Mandawa castle begins as soon as you arrive. Following the true regal style you will ride inside the castle on the well-decorated camels and horses. Hear the blowing trumpets and the rolling drums that will announce your arrival. In the simple town of Mandawa it is this castle is towering and thus easily traceable by any tourist or traveler to the land.
The castle is located at the heart of the Shekhawati region and is 260 kms from Delhi, 200 kms from Bikaner and 165 kms from Jaipur. Thakur Nawal Singh built it way back in 1775. He was the descendant of the founder of the Nawalgarh city, Rao Shekhaji.
The moment you step in the Mandawa Castle you will be awed at the stupendous size and spectacular sight of the Heritage Hotel. The high-ceiled Darbar Hall with family memorabilia of the royal Mandawa family on the walls is amazingly beautiful. This drawing room of the castle is referred to as rge Diwan Khana. Then there is the formal dining room houses the worth watching mural paintings. The colonial verandah is an excellent spot for lazing around.
The Mandawa Castle Heritage Hotel comprises of a whooping 51 rooms. The remarkable fact about these rooms lies in the fact that each one of them has been uniquely done. The assorted paintings, jade, costumes and antiques will leave a long lasting impression on you. The evenings and the nights are made enchanting by the fire-dances and the candle lit dinners in the courtyard and the terrace of the Mandawa Castle Heritage Hotel. The terrace of the Heritage Hotel offers a spectacular view of distant temples and the cenotaphs. You may even be at the pavilion where the twinkling oil lamps appear as spectacular as the stars in the sky above.
During your stay at the Heritage Hotel of the Mandawa Castle you may walk down the world-renowned havelis of the town. These beautifully painted havelis had been the abodes of several primary business families earlier though today it's the caretakers present there who will proudly explain the decorative dwellings to you. The must visit list of painted havelis comprise of the Goenka haveli, Chowkhani haveli, Gulab Rai Ladia Haveli, Lakshminarayan Ladia haveli, Mohahanlal saraf haveli etc. The town of Mandawa also acts as base for trips to other Shekhawati towns like Chirawa, Jhunjhunu, Nawalgarh, Mukundgarh and Dundlod.
The more adventurous of you may undertake a camel safari to the neighboring villages. The first hand experience of the rustic lifestyles of the people here will not fail to spellbind you with its simplicity and color. The leisure activities at the Heritage Hotel go beyond camel and jeep safaris.
Your experience of the Mandawa Castle Heritage Hotel will leave you yearning for the yester years that were not just royal but even rich and resplendent.
Do not forget to pick up the many special items available in the terrific town. You will be charmed by the colorful art and crafts pieces like the textiles colored using the tie and dye techniques, the artifacts carved in wood and the handicrafts in various metals.
Make plans for the magical holidays at the Mandawa Castle Heritage Hotel. The stay at the majestic castle will surely leave you with tons of merry memories, special souvenirs for near and dear ones, a wish to come back again for a relaxed vacation and the pride of the rich Indian heritage.