Mandawa - 2nd town in Shekawati area that I was visiting to see the painted Havelis
19-November-2012: Left Fatehpur at 11:30AM and headed to Mandawa; a small market town in the heart of Shekawati region. It took me only 45 mins drive. I spent some time searching for a hotel to stay in market area but found a nice atmospheric quiet place Hotel Shahi Palace, slightly inside away from the noisy bazaar area adjacent to the Double Haveli.
Hotel Shahi place had a 'royal' look with old style furniture and four poaster and fille dwith local art decor. Also had a nice square lawn as inside courtyard with Rooms lining the outside areas. The lawn also served as an open dining area.
Crumbling Newatia Haveli - not maintained