A very long and tiring journey from Behror took us to the town of beautiful Havelis..The lanes and streets are quite dusty and narrow ,but the havelis are the glory of the old days ,a must see.We went by car,wandered on foot to the near and far havelis in search of the beauty within.Remembering the bygone eras.The stunning paintings,the gods and godesses captured our hearts and soul..As we walked along..dont forget to walk with us ..
|the Sonthaliya gate,the main entrance to the town of Mandawa|
|the most beautiful arches can be found in MAndawa|
|as we walked...|
|there were all heritage structures on each side of the road|
|a peek into one of the havelis|
|lot of old buildings ,some were closed for ever and most of them had the caretaker's family living there|
|all havelis were distinctly different and none of them had the fresco paintings similar|
|this haveli had aroom painted in gold,all had translations in french|
|there werent any striking colours ,but all of them were in pastel shades|
|it was funny indeed to find a room for phone booth...converted a room..somehow,disappointing the peeling paints and plasters|
|and finally into the MAndawa Haveli,where we stayed for the next two days...|
All images :Lakshmi Arvind,please do not steal nor copy..