Set in the heart of the Shekhawati region(often called the largest open air art gallery in the world) of Rajasthan, the Castle Mandawa is only 250 kms from Delhi, and about 170 kms from Jaipur. Castle Mandawa is an ideal base to discover the legacy of 18th Century frescoes that adorn the Havelies of this storybook town.
Like many historic homes, Castle Mandawa is a curious mixture of the old and the new. Medieval turreted towers, palanquin-roofed balconies, blend with modern comforts in old-world rooms. Family portraits, antique cannons and arms add to the charm of this family-run resort where tradition still runs strong. Even time is measured by a different clock... a huge brass gong struck by the resident timekeepers at the fort every hour!The highlight of your stay is a royal repast where guests dine under the stars entertained by a Rajasthani fire dancer.
From Castle Mandawa you can take a walking tour of the painted 'havelis' of some of the leading business families of the country. Though they no longer live here, the local caretakers are happy to show the visitors around. En-route you can shop for the colorful art and crafts of Rajasthan: tied and dyed textiles, metal handicrafts, carved wooden artifacts and more. You can also get a unique insight to life in the desert by visiting nearby villages on a camel safari. In house leisure facilities include an outdoor swimming pool , an Ayurveda Spa, a Billiard’s table etc.