The enitre town of Mandawa is dotted with a number of beautiful forts and havelis and hence, it has been named as an “Open Air Art Gallery”. The walls of these havelis are painted and serve as brilliant specimens of Inidan art and architecture.
As the town was inhabited by rich merchant families since the 18th century, the lavish mansions they built have now been opened to tourists as examples of Mandawa’s rich heritage and culture. Some of these Havelis are a hundred years old. Their walls have been designed beautifully, with frescoes and old paintings adorning them. You can also purchase some of these paintings as a token of your visit to take home with you. They are representative of the traditional Indian art form. The Open Air Art Gallery is a treat to a tourist’s eye.