It is a fantastic place for the people who love nature
It is a beautiful serene place on the hilltop. It is beautiful in the rainy season. Any body who wants to see the beauty of the rainy season must visit this place. It just drizzles. One can enjoy the historical monuments of the different dynasties. There is a Neel Kantha Palace there, which is a Shiva temple in typical Mugal Structure. People say that Akbar came and he demolished the temple and made a Shikar gar there. When he started Deen -A-Elahee, he came there and constructed it again.
Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Nature and the historical buildings like Rani Rupmati palace, Baj Bahadur Palace (there is an interesting thing about this palace is that it is a kind of swimming pool. It has two changing rooms at a distance of almost 10 meters. If you sing in one room in a very normal voice then it can be heard in the other room as some speaker is working. This was a fantastic experience and tells about the high engineering skills of that period.
Activities & things to do: To enjoy in the rain, not rain but drizzle only. To see historical structures in an area of around 20 sq km on cycles which can be hired.
Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Go to Indore hire a taxi to Mandwa about 100 km. Or, go to Ratlam, hire a taxi. Do not travel in private buses as there are no govt buses. The worst kind of transport system as in M.P., I witness nowhere in India
Mandwa is a peaceful town located in the district of Jhunjhunu in the state of Maharashtra. Mandwa is easily accessible from Mumbai, which is the main reason behind its popularity. It is popular because of its green surroundings and cottages scattered around the region. The town of Mandwa is connected to all nearby locations by several roadways.
The popular attractions located here include Kihim beach, which is often visited by bird watchers. There are several Buddhist caves along with ancient churches and temples located near Mandwa in Chaul. Other attractions here include Kolaba Fort, which showcases some of the ancient art such as wall paintings and scriptures including that of Lord Krishna with the cows.
There are several ancient Havelis in Mandwa like Hanuman Prasad Goenka Haveli, Goenka Double Haveli, Murmuria Haveli, Jhunjhunwala Haveli, Mohan Lal Saraf Haveli and Gulab Rai Ladia Haveli. Located just opposite to the Goenka Haveli is the Thakurji Temple, which is an ancient temple.
The climate of Mandwa remains wet throughout the year with heavy rainfall in the monsoons. There are three basic seasons of Mandwa – summer, winter and monsoon. The best time to visit Mandwa is in the winters, during the months of November to February when the average temperature ranges between 33o Celsius to a minimum of 12o Celsius.
Travelling to Mandwa is easy considering its connectivity and availability of numerous travel options. There are regular bus services from Mumbai towards Mandwa. The nearest train station is in Panvel, which is connected to major cities like New Delhi, Margao, Ahmedabad and Mumbai.
Regular bus services are available in Mandwa that connect different neighbouring cities easily. Mandwa is connected to all the nearby locations by bus such as Mumbai, Alibaug, Nagpur, Nasik, Pune, Lonavala, Matheran, Shirdi and Aurangabad. The buses operating in Mandwa include both deluxe buses and semi-deluxe buses.