Mandawa Haveli

Near Sonthaliya Gate, Mandawa, Rajasthan, India | Hostel
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Travel Blogs from Mandawa

Drive to Mandawa (270 km, 7 hrs)

A travel blog entry by phildyard on Feb 01, 2014

2 comments, 12 photos

Many of us had trouble getting a good night's sleep last night. I think the jet lag has caught up with us! Perhaps it was just as well we did not have an active day ahead of us since we had a seven hour drive to Mandawa.

By 8:20am, we were on the road, weaving our way though the Saturday morning traffic in Delhi. It took us about 2hrs 15 …

We're haveli a great time on the Silk Road.

A travel blog entry by trenttracey on Dec 12, 2013

1 comment, 12 photos

During the latter part of the drive between Bikaner and Mandawa we found out we were travelling on the silk road. We both became inordinately excited with Trent immediately adopting the Rajasthani sign for "I am your friend therefore you should pass me some opium" which is right hand extended palm upwards. This obviously came to naught for him and …

Public Speaking, Painted Havelis and lots of rats!

A travel blog entry by rupertcdean on Oct 04, 2013

8 photos

... cleaned, Untouchable women gather to pan the sewers waste water from the shops to get small pieces of silver. Sad.The Old City was a narrow maze of towering grand Havelis, all cut from red desert sandstone and beautifully preserved. All were shut, some boarded up, but it was eery quiet and a little magical in these early dawn hours. The odd cow would rumble past, sometimes a camel pulling a cart, but generally it was peaceful. We stopped and looked at two ...

On to Mandawa

A travel blog entry by skeetstravel on Sep 29, 2013

6 comments, 9 photos

... a drink, like being back a few hundred years. Have a long chat with the Muslem owner about the hajib. He admits it was a custom from 400 years ago when men could pretty much do what they wanted, His wife wears one today, just in case someone might desire his wife ! On our way back to the hotel, Sue gets dragged into the nearest shop. We have been accompanied on our evening stroll buy a succession of guides, shop owners etc, all wanting to improve ...

Cow poo huts and fresco paintings

A travel blog entry by robthebruce on Feb 04, 2011

29 photos

... It was well over 30 degrees in the mid day sun, so cold G&T and shade was an excellent way to spend the afternoon.

I had opted for a sunset camel ride to the sand dunes. Once again, I didn't really think through the whole camel-riding thing before I paid for it. An hour of riding around left me with very sore legs and late afternoon clouds blocked the sunset out. Not quite what I ...

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