Travel from Jaipur north to Mandawa on a private 2-day tour that takes you back in time to 18th century India. Wealthy merchants built lavish ‘havelis’ — mansions that are renowned for their architectural detail and decor that you can visit with your guide. Admire the opulent artistry of well-preserved sites including Murmuria Haveli and Hanuman Prasad Goenka Haveli, and marvel at the vast courtyards and lavish décor of the Hindu architecture. Bonus: stay overnight in haveli-style accommodation, giving you a truly immersive experience.
Haveli in Mandawa
Your 2-day private tour of Mandawa havelis includes round-trip transport by air-conditioned vehicle, a knowledgeable local guide, entrance fees, one night of accommodation in a haveli-style hotel with breakfast, and hotel pickup and drop-off in Jaipur. Visit several top examples of Mandawa's splendid havelis, and enjoy the hospitality of your guide, with the option to add a 2-hour sightseeing tour on day two at no extra cost.
Day 1: Jaipur – Mandawa
In the morning, you’ll be picked up from your hotel and taken on a comfortable 3-hour drive north through the state of Rajasthan to Mandawa.
Arrive in this beautiful little town, widely known for its forts and havelis — elaborate merchant mansions of the 18th and 19th centuries featuring astounding architecture. Check in to your hotel and rest for a bit before embarking on your tour of Mandawa.
Drive around Mandawa and visit the various havelis decorated with bright murals and well-preserved paintings depicting traditional religious subjects and scenes from life of the inhabitants of Mandawa centuries ago.
You’ll take walking tours of Hanuman Prasad Goenka Haveli, Goenka Double Haveli, Murmuria Haveli, Jhunjhunwala Haveli, Mohan Lal Saraf Haveli and Gulab Rai Ladia Haveli, each with its own unique traits but also sharing traditional opulence that's characteristic of 18th-century India.
In between sightseeing, stop at a local restaurant at your guide’s suggestion to have lunch (own expense). At the end of your tour, you may have dinner (own expense) at the hotel or at another local restaurant. Then, soak up the lavish atmosphere as you stay overnight in a haveli-style accommodation.
Overnight: 4-star Tulip Inn Mandawa or Mandawa Haveli or similar in Mandawa
Day 2: Mandawa – Jaipur (B)
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel and have free time to enjoy the hotel’s various amenities or explore Mandawa on your own. If you’d like to continue touring with your guide, simply let your guide know the day before. You can decide where and when to go, and your guide will happily drive you for up to 2 hours at no additional cost.
Afterward, you’ll head back to Jaipur and be dropped off at your hotel or the Jaipur airport for your departure flight.