Welcome to Mahansar
The quaint, slow-moving village of Mahansar set in the middle of vast tracts of arid fields and sand has a dusty, rural charm. It was founded by Nawal Singh in 1768, and the town prospered for several decades, with gemlike havelis ((traditional, ornately decorated residences) financed by the wealthy Poddar clan, until one of the Poddars lost his livelihood when two shiploads of opium sank without a trace. The town is nowadays famous for homemade liquor, known as daru. Imbibe with care, as it’s extremely potent.