Things to do in Mandawa - A City of Havelis

Mandawa is an artistic town, often referred to as the 'Open Art Gallery' of Rajasthan. The town is decorated with vibrant colours, artistic street paintings, a large number of local Havelis, wall paintings, and attractive local bazaars. Host to beautiful murals and paintings, Mandawa is an abode of happiness for all the art-lovers and has a  rich history of culture and heritage dating back to the 18th century. Some of the cliche things to do in Mandawa are listed below:
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 Visit the Mandawa Museum

The local museum in Mandawa houses a collection of royal armouries, costumes of ancestors, canons from the 19th century, ancient coins and collectables, historic painting collections and various other interesting artefacts. A visit to the museum is a must for all the history buffs and for anyone who wants to experience the cultural heritage of the old Mandawa City. 

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Abode of Havelis

The abundant number of Havelis in the Shekhawati region, portray rich culture and fortune of the Rajputs in the early 17th century. Most Havelis were daunted by the merchants of the golden Rajput era. They brought people closer with a host of various activities like weddings, religious ceremonies, and festivities. Experience the rich culture of the Rajputs through the paintings when you visit the various Havelis in Mandawa.

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Go on a shopping spree at the Local Main Bazaar

Mandawa is filled with beautiful art and paintings. Inspired by the haveli art from the 18th and 19th century, the local bazaar is filled with artisans who display their paintings for sale. Other valuable things to shop at Mandawa include carved wooden furniture, dye fabrics, glassware and jewellery, and much more.  

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Harchandreshwar Mahadev Temple

Harchandreshwar Mahadev Temple is a 250-year-old Shiva temple that is beautifully renovated and well maintained over the years. It pays homage to sphatik (crystal) Shivaling and is locally believed that the whiteness of the Shivaling comes from the purity of Lord Shiva.