The historical Mandawa Fort in Mandawa

Mandawa Tours and Travels

About Mandawa

Located in the Shekhawati region and generally considered one of the more thriving of its villages, Mandawa is a popular retreat destination for India's city-dwellers. The region came to prominence in the late 18th century when wealthy merchants settled in the area and began constructing magnificent buildings known as havelis. Once these prosperous clans departed from Shekhawati, the buildings fell into obscurity until much later. With so much stunning architecture in one place and a relaxed atmosphere, imbued with history and legend, it would be a serious mistake to leave Mandawa off your itinerary.

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Mandawa Hotels

If you are planning a Mandawa holiday, have a look at some of the accommodation that we recommend. 'Our Rating' indicates how we feel each property rates according to normal Western hotel standards. 'Local Rating' indicates how the property is categorised/rated locally:

Mandawa Castle Mandawa

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: Deluxe Heritage

Castle Mandawa is a curious mixture of the antique and the modern. Medieval turreted towers and palanquin-roofed balconies blend with modern comforts in stunning old-world rooms. Family portraits, antique cannons and arms add to the charm of this family-run resort where tradition still runs strong. Within the grand dining room, guests can dine in regal style as they feast on traditional Rajasthani food and watch the performances by the local folk dancers and singers.

The Desert Resort Mandawa

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: Standard Boutique Hotel

The Desert Resort is a verdant oasis in the midst of a stark desert landscape. Each cottage and room is furnished in a distinctive style. The exteriors are decorated with traditional lime-paste “MANDANA” or rice-flour patterns which are redone daily by women from the village, while the interiors are ornamented with mirror-work and glass beads in myriad colours. The Desert Resort is just one kilometre away from the Castle Mandawa and is built on top of a magnificent sand dune.

Mandawa Tailor made suggestions

Here are some of the recent tailor made itineraries we have created for our clients which include a visit to Mandawa .

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Accommodation on Tour

For all our tours and tailor-made holidays we provide you with a clear categorisation of all hotels we use. The REGIONAL CATEGORY indicates the local rating of each hotel in each respective country. We have also rated each hotel using OUR CATEGORY, which will be in line with generally accepted western hotel grading standards.

Basic hotels and simple accommodation is a no frills option with an adventurous authentic feel.

Standard accommodation equates to a Western 3-star standard, always featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant.

Superior accommodation equates to a Western 4-star standard, featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant and often a swimming pool and/or a fitness centre.

Deluxe accommodation equates to a Western 5-star standard, usually featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, excellent service and customer care.

Lavish accommodation equates to a Western 5-star plus standard - the creme de la creme. Featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, this accommodation is a cut above the rest. Sheer opulence!

Tailored To Suit You OTG Independent
Tailored To Suit You

On this range you won’t be joining other travellers, but will be on your own private itinerary. Accommodation, pace of travel and the style of trip is tailored to your individual needs. From pre-priced packages available off the shelf to fully curated tailor-made holidays, this range also includes our selection of one-night stopovers, day-tours and short breaks.

The OTG Independent range gives you all the great service aspects of our Signature range with the flexibility to create a truly unique and bespoke holiday or adventure to a variety of destinations around the world.

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