Bansidhar Newatia Haveli was built around 1920 in the Shekhawati region of Mandawa - a small town in the Jhunjunu district of Rajasthan. Mandawa, situated 190 kms from the city of Jaipur, is famous for its fort and havelis built in the late 18th century.
Out of the many havelis, the Bansidhar Newatia Haveli is well-known for its paintings which are a unique blend of art, traditions and, technology advancements over a period of time. This feature makes the drawings on the walls of the haveli very interesting and uncommon.
Some of the paintings include a boy using a telephone, Wright Brother's maiden flight being watched by women in sari, a strongman hauling along a car and, a European woman in a chauffeur-driven car. The paintings are found very entertaining by the viewers.
Scores of tourists visit this haveli to have a glimpse of the brilliant designs and layout of the haveli which reflects the rich and royal Rajasthani culture prevalent in past decades.
In order to visit the Bansidhar Newatia Haveli you will need to reach Mandawa. The nearest airport Jaipur is 150 kms away. Nearest Railway Station is Fatehpur Shekhawati which is well connected by road transport to all major cities of India.