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Indian in Mandawa

Monica Rooftop Restaurant

This delightful rooftop restaurant, in between the fort gate and main bazaar, serves tasty Indian and Chinese meals and cold beer. It’s in a converted haveli, but only the facade, rather than the restaurant itself, …
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Murmuria Haveli

The Murmuria Haveli dates back to the 1930s. From the sandy courtyard out front, you can get a good view of the southern external wall of the adjacent double haveli: it features a long frieze depicting a train and a…
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Binsidhar Newatia Haveli

This 1920s haveli on the northern side of the Fatehpur–Jhunjhunu road houses the State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur. There are fantastically entertaining paintings on the external eastern wall, including a European …
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Bungli Restaurant

A popular outdoor travellers’ eatery near the Bikaner bus stand, Bungli serves piping-hot tandoori and cold beer from a down-at-heel setting. The food is cooked fresh by a chef who hails from Hotel Castle Mandawa. E…
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Chokhani Double Haveli

The grand Chokhani Double Haveli, dating from 1910, is so called because it was built in two adjoining wings for the families of two brothers. The paintings inside include floral arabesques and peacocks above the ar…
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Lakshminarayan Ladia Haveli

This haveli features a faded picture of a man enjoying a hookah, and a good procession frieze on its western wall. Other pictures include that of Rama slaying Ravana (demon king of Lanka, now Sri Lanka).
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Hanuman Prasad Goenka Haveli

Several Mandawa havelis belong to the wealthy Goenka family. Among them is the Hanuman Prasad Goenka Haveli, which has a composite picture that shows either Indra (the most important Vedic god) on an elephant or Shi…
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Mohan Lal Saraf Haveli

This haveli features a depiction of a maharaja grooming his bushy moustache on the south wall. There’s fine mirror- and mosaic-work around the door to the inner courtyard, and Surya, the sun god, can be seen over th…
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Goenka Double Haveli

This Geonka-family-owned haveli has two entrance gates and monumental pictures, including elephants and horses, on the facade.
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Harlalka Well

The impressive Harlalka Well, marked by four pillars and its old camel ramp, isn't fenced and is very deep – take care!