Mandawa, in the heart of Shekhawati region, is a small town abound with Havelis and temples. The compact and busy little market town of Mandawa was settled in the 18th century, and was fortified by dominant merchant families.  Today, Mandawa has some of the finest painted havelis in the region, and is a perfect place for wandering at random. Some of the famous havelis of Mandawa are the Chokhanis, the Goenkas and the Sarafas.