The Desert Resort built on a sand dune, was started in 1985 with 8 cottages. Built almost entirely with materials available locally, extensive surveys and research was first carried out in the area regarding the lifestyle of the villagers and the local architecture. The cottages and rooms are made of bricks and plastered over with mud to retain authenticity. Lime paste 'mandanas are done regularly by the village women employed there. Today the resort has 60 rooms including cottages and spacious deluxe suites, conference room, swimming pool and other facilities.
In the heart of Rajasthan , the colourful land of the Rajputs is the region of Shekhawati, taking its name from the powerful Shekhawat clan. The legends of this historic land have been captured in the murals and frescoes of its Havelis, Forts, Temples, and cenotaphs. Set against this exotic backdrop is The Desert Resort , Mandawa. The mystery and romance of the desert are captured in the unusual architecture of the resort. Recreated in the style of a typical Rajasthani village, The Desert Resort is a verdant oasis in the midst of a stark desert landscape. Visitors to this haven peopled by camels, peacocks, birds and khejri trees, can experience a whole new world - the aesthetic charm of the rural without compromising on luxury or comfort. The Desert Resort reflects the traditional harmony between man and nature in the region.
There are 60 well-furnished, air-conditioned rooms including cottages and spacious deluxe suites. Each cottage and room is furnished in a distinctive style. The exteriors are decorated with traditional lime-paste “MANDANA” or rice-flour patterns which are redone daily by women from the village, while the interiors are ornamented with mirror-work and glass beads in myriad colours. Authenticity blends seamlessly with modernity. Each cottage has a sitting room and a spacious bathroom, complimented by woven fabric and hand-made pottery. Apart from the cottages, guests can choose to stay in the spacious deluxe suites. The Resort also has special rooms and deals for the Handicapped.
Authentic Rajasthani cuisine served in traditional earthenware make dining a gastronomic delight. The dinning room is ornamented with mirror-work and glass beads. Meals are also served in the open where guests can enjoy the charm of the desert entertained by local musicians.
The Resort offers conference facilities and conferences can be organized on request.
Facilities and Attractions:
There are 60 rooms including cottages and spacious deluxe suites.Get a feel of living in rural Rajasthan without compromising on luxury and comfort. Facilities include a conference room, billiard and pool room, swimming pool, badminton, croquet, table tennis, an ayurvedic massage centre and bar. The resort also organizes traditional welcome with tilak and garlands, theme weddings, gala evenings, sand dune dinners, camel horse and jeep rides/safaris, nature trails, puppet shows, folk dances and also a heritage walk of Mandawa
Mandawa is located in the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan. Renowned for its frescoed Havelis and Palaces, Shekhawati is aptly termed the ‘Open Air Art Gallery‘. of Rajasthan. Set against this exotic backdrop just a km away from Castle Mandawa is The Desert Resort, built atop a magnificent sand dune with the vista of the desert all around .
From Jaipur 165 km
From Delhi 265 km
From Bikaner 190 km