A sort of open art gallery is in itself full of places and destinations to visit. The antique mansions built ages ago still speak of the Shekhawati culture and the heritage of once lived thakurs. Tourists may find this town a whole package to spend their holidays but if one wishes to extend their tour for few more days or even weeks, they can always look for destinations near Mandawa.
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Located some 43 Km south east of Mandawa and has the distinction of having the best-preserved and oldest paintings in the Shekhawati region.
It is the largest town in the Shekhawati Region. Approximately 28 Km from Mandawa, the major attractions which can be found in this city are Khetri Mahal, Bihariji Temple, Modi Haveli, and Kaniram Narsinghdas Tiberwala Haveli.
Many times tourists reach Mandawa via Jaipur, as it is the nearest city with an airport. Tourists can also extend their vacations up to a week to see the city. Popular as the Pink City, the capital of Rajasthan houses some of the great forts of Rajasthan. The old market of the Pink City displays the culture of Rajasthan. The Amber Fort is one of the major tourist attraction, which was built by Raja Man Singh during his reign. It lies on the Aravalli Hills. Besides the fort, the Jal Mahal, Albert Hall Museum and Zoo are some other prominent places to visit here.
Situated around 29 Km from Mandawa, is a merchant-dwelled town called Nawalgarh. Called the Golden City of Rajasthan by some, it is the motherland of some great business families. The charm of the city can be experienced during a visit to the 250 year old fort. Other landmarks that are worth visiting include Aath Haveli, Roop Niwas Palace, Khedwal Bhavan, Hem Raj Kulwal Haveli, Bhagton-ki-Haveli.
Eighty kilometres away from Mandawa, Salasar Balaji is a revered Hindu temple town. The temple here, dedicated to Lord Hanuman, has a fervent following and attracts lakhs, if not millions, of disciples to its doors every year. A visit here can be eye-opening for people of all interests, spiritual or not, so do plan one.