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Castle of Mandav

Plan Your Tour
The castle is located at the heart of the Shekhawati region. It is easily reachable as it is just is 260 kms from Delhi, 200 kms from Bikaner and 165 kms from Jaipur. A cab or a tourist bus is a easy way out.

Shekhavati Region near Bikaner.

Fast Facts
  • Language - Rajasthani, English, Hindi
  • Clothing - Very light woollens in winter and Cottons in Summer
  • Best Time to Visit - October to February

Its a 240 yrs old Fortress made by Thakiur Nawal Singh. Now it has been coverted into a Heritage Hotel by the Royal Family.

Camel Festival
Camel Festival Bikaner
The evenings here are flooded with colors thrown in the air and folk dance with music. Its once in a lifetime oppurtunity with one of the finest camels coming here to mark their presence in the show. Various contests like the best dress and the best hairstyle are held here. Feel the presence of true Rajasthani culture and dialect in this fair. It is held in the month of January.

Havelis of Mandav
These splendid structures standing for years are a charm to look at. Move into one of them to peep into the past. Hear tight - who knows when you will hear the sound from the past! Let us know if you do! Goenka Haveli, Gulab Rai Ladia Haveli, Lakshminarayan Ladia Haveli are some of the well known Havelis which are worth seeing.

ShekhawatiEpitome Of Magnificence:

It was built by Thakur Nawal Singh in the year 1755. Its a enormous monument - with a whooping nummer of 51 elegant rooms! And the most splendid thing about these rooms is that no two rooms match each others decor - each one is unique!

The Darbar Hall (Courtroom) with the royal frame of the Royal family stands there beautifully. The carvings, the colors, the paintings and the jades all adding to the beauty of the rooms. The terrace is another beautiful place to go as from here you can see the beautiful city lit with night lights and temples all around. Also hear the blowing trumphets and see the decorated camels in the royal form.

In And Around

The Market Around the Castle there is a small market with artifacts of Rajasthani Culture. Take your pick from the shops loaded with handicrafts, lamps and sounds of the past. Mojaris, Traditional Lehnga Chunri, Miniature Paintings, Rajasthani Handicraft are some of the things to choose from.

Not to be Missed

Camel Ride : A walk down the lanes and a ride around the town is one thing you should do without a miss. Its something which will give you memories for years to come along the true culture of India.

Our Suggestions
  • Its a splendid weather in the winters, plan a trip with your family in this season.
  • Shekhavati is a small place, so keep all the necessary things with you.
  • There are certain things one must do if he is Rajasthan - spending a night at the sand dunes, eating the delicacies of Rajasthan, visiting Kichan Village which is famous for migratory birds and see the Forts of Rajasthan.
  • Very light colored clothes and that too of cotton are the most comfortable pick for a tour to Rajasthan. In winters some light woolens can be taken
  • Food is easily avialable, Continental, Chinese and ethnic Rajasthani food.
  • Purchasing Souverniers can be a good thing to do. The markets are filled with Rajasthani clothes, Jootis and paintings.
  • Beware of Cranks. If you are taking a guided tour, choose one from your tour operator - he will be more reliable.
  • Pre book your hotel room to avoid inconvinence of any sorts. To make things easier for you, we can book on your behalf, if you wish so. Contact us for the same.
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