Mandawa, one of the principle town in the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan, is known for its ancient havelis. The best place to discover the legacy of Shekhawati is from the Mandawa Castle, a fortress. This fort is now converted into a luxurious heritage hotel. The Mandawa Castle in Mandawa is the signature of luxury on the land of Mandawa. The Mandawa Castle is a perfect blend of old, royal and modern architecture.
Family portraits, antique cannons and arms add to the charm of this family run resort where tradition still runs strong. In this hotel even the time is measured by a different clock which is a huge brass gong struck by the resident timekeepers at the fort every hour.
The large and airy rooms of the Castle have now been converted into
charming, well appointed rooms with the period furniture and local
furnishings. Medieval turreted towers, palanquin roofed balconies,
blend with modern comforts in old-world rooms. There are about 70
rooms in the Hotel Mandawa Castle which are divided into different
categories like Royal Suites, Luxury Suites, Deluxe Rooms and
Standard Rooms. These rooms are decorated in such a way that no two
rooms are alike and each of the room display the grandeur and the
taste of the rulers of the past.
The Hotel Mandawa Castle offers a terrace
restaurant, which provides magnificent view of the
temples and cenotaphs. The verandah bar in the
castle provides the food as well as liquors. You can
also enjoy the Rajasthani folk music and dance along
with your food. One of the main feature of the hotel
is the candle lit dinner on the lawns or around a
bonfire in the rear courtyard with the performance
of a fire dancer who sways to the hypnotic beat of
The hotel also organizes Camel and Horse rides, Jeep Safaris, Gala Dinners, Puppet Shows and Folk Dances, Traditional Welcome, Theme Weddings, Turret Dinners and Heritage Walk of Mandawa. There is also an
Ayurvedic centre in the hotel.
Conference and Banquet Facilities:
There are two Conference halls in the Hotel Mandawa Castle where various business conferences and seminars are organized. One of them is Jai Niwas and the other one is Bhagwat Niwas. Jai Niwas can accommodate about 20 to 40 persons while Bhagwat Niwas can accommodate about 30 to 50 persons.