Friday, March 2, 2018

Beautiful Havelis of Mandawa Rajasthan, India

Murmuria Haveli -Engine with crows and a man standing in front
Continuing with my earlier post on Havelis (Mansions) of Churu, Rajasthan, India, this post has some more mesmerizing havelis from the Shekhawati historical region. Mandawa which is a part of Shekhawati region is located around 190 km from Jaipur.

A well-known place for Havelis (Mansions), Mandawa is a favourite location for film shoots. Some scenes from PK and Bajrangi Bhaijan were shot here.

These pictures, courtesy Soma Jha, are from Murmuria, Gulab Rai Ladia, and Mohanlal Saraf Havelis.
Murmuria Haveli,Mandawa- a bridge of Venice visible
Painting of a Train 

scenes from Venice
Murmuria haveli paintings

Beautiful paintings Murmuria, Mandawa
More paintings on the walls

Murmuria Haveli
Murmuria Haveli, Mandawa

Gulab Rai Ladia haveli-Mandawa-Rajasthan
Gulab Rai Ladia haveli

looks like African men perhaps musicians
Lovely door-Gulab Rai Ladia Haveli

Mohanlal Saraf Haveli -Awesome work
Mohanlal Saraf Haveli, Mandawa-Paintings

Beautiful paintings - Mandawa Havelis

Mohanlal Saraf Haveli, Mandawa
Mohanlal Saraf Haveli, Mandawa

Totally brilliant work!

Outside the Haveli 


Indrani said...

Incredible mansions! Hope they are preserved well.

shalz75 said...

This is one region of Rajasthan that has some stunning history and amazing murals to photograph. I couldnt get over this place and would not stop clicking! It was s shame to see it not being taken care of and I wish someone would wake upto its beauty and treasure it!

Ranjana Jha said...

@ Indrani...yes these are amazing...some of them are well-preserved...but there are quite a few that are not in a good state:(

Ranjana Jha said...


These are simply mesmerizing...
I am hoping that the ones that are well-preserved continue to be so...