Places to Visit in Mandawa
Hanuman Prasad Goenka Haveli - This haveli has a painting depicting Indra Dev on an elephant and Lord Shiva on his Nandi bull. Goenka Double Haveli - This haveli, with two gates, has a monumental facade of elephants and horses. The outer walls, jutting balconies, alcoves and overhanging upper storeys are replete with patterns and paintings, ranging from traditional Rajasthani women and religious motifs to Europeans wearing stylish hats and other Victorian finery. Murmuria Haveli - The paintings of trains, cars, George V, and Venice were executed on the walls of this haveli during the 1930s by Balu Ram, one of the last working artists of the region. Jhunjhunwala Haveli - The haveli features a striking gold leaf painted room located to the right of main courtyard. Mohan Lal Saraf Haveli - A picture of a Maharaja stroking his moustaches beautifies this haveli. Gulab Rai Ladia Haveli - This haveli is located in the south of town, where the decoration of the outer and inner walls is perhaps the finest in Shekhawati. Blue washes here and there betray twentieth-century censorship of the erotic scenes that had been commonly acceptable one hundred years earlier.