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Learn to Cook a Traditional Rajasthani Meal at a 200 Year-Old Luxury Haveli
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This winter, take a break from the hustle & bustle of your daily life and soak in the serenity of Mandawa, where time stands still. Tripoto Mindful Retreats has combined the best of a luxury stay along with fun-filled activities that'll make your next getaway a memorable affair. On this luxe cooking retreat, you’ll stay at the 200 year-old Mandawa Kothi and learn how to cook authentic Rajasthani delicacies including Gatte Ki Sabzi and Laal Maas in the royal kitchen!

Walk down the postcard-perfect streets and markets of Shekhawati and experience the slow local life of this quaint town –

Enjoy a camel ride down the fresco-laden streets, stop by local sweet shops that have been popular for decades, and warm up with a cup of chai and dal kachori. Undoubtedly, this royal retreat would keep you on your toes and take your tastebuds on a culinary joyride! 

Enjoy a guided heritage walk to meet the artisans living here for centuries to experience local traditions like 'Tie and Dye' fabric work. A unique opportunity to immerse yourself in Rajasthani history and culture, the retreat is inclusive of delicious meals, all the activities, and accommodation at the magnificent Mandawa Kothi, which belonged to one of the richest trader families of India, and even features in famous Bollywood movies like PK and Bajrangi Bhaijaan.

Holding on to incredible tales from the past, this Kothi was deserted for decades before its owner Rajendra Singh Palawat finally brought it back to life by renovating it in a way that it still holds on to its uniqueness and royalty. And now, you get to experience it first-hand at this Mindful Retreat. Explore Rajasthan differently this time, book your spot at this culinary getaway!

What you will love 

  • Unwinding at a heritage haveli that's now a modern boutique hotel 
  • Cooking delicious Rajasthani meals with the chef in the royal kitchen
  • Experiencing local traditional activities like 'Tie and Dye' fabric work, camel rides, and savoring the taste of dal kachori & local sweets

Accommodation details

  • You will stay at Mandawa Kothi on a twin-sharing basis, in a Deluxe room.
  • Pets are allowed at this retreat.
  • Find Mandawa Kothi on Google Maps here.

How to reach 

  • Road: Mandawa Kothi can be reached by road from Delhi (262 km) and Jaipur (170 km).
  • Train: The nearest railway stations are Churu and Sikar. From there, you can take a cab to reach the Kothi.
  • Air: The nearest airport is Jaipur Airport, 170 km away from the property It takes about 3 hours from the airport to reach Mandawa.


  • 12:00pm: Arrive at the property. Freshen up, relax and then explore the Kothi to know about the heritage and history of the place.
  • 1:00pm: Enjoy a large spread of authentic local cuisine made by our in-house chef.
  • 4:00pm: Set out for a camel ride and explore hidden gems including fresco-laden streets and local markets, that are perfect for souvenir shopping.
  • 5:30pm: Head back to the Kothi during sunset, and watch the sky painted with shades of crimson & scarlet from the terrace.
  • 6:00pm: Join the chef & learn how to make delicious Rajasthani Cuisine in the royal kitchen. (Veg items would include the famous Dahi Baingan, Gatte Ki Sabzi, Lassan ki chutney & non-veg items include Laal Maas, Chicken Jai Singh, etc)
  • 8:00pm: Enjoy your dinner in the beautiful ambiance of the haveli with pretty lighting and a bonfire.
  • 6:00am: Wake up to catch the gorgeous sunrise from the terrace of the Kothi.
  • 8:00am: Enjoy a hearty breakfast, followed by a heritage walk with a professional guide to explore the beautiful culture of Shekhawati.
  • Stop by some of the popular local sweet shops that have been in vogue for decades now, and feel the sugar rush! You can also warm up with a cup of chai and dal kachori.
  • 9:30am: Continue your explorations as we take you through some of the age-old lanes of the region, where the famous 'Tie and Dye' fabrics are made by people who've been doing this for generations now. There are some jooti shops as well if you want to pick up any!
  • 12:00pm: Time to say goodbye to the royal vibes and depart for home.
Hotel Details
  • Mandawa Kothi, Ward No. 5, Mandawa, Rajasthan 333704
  • 1 night 2 days overnight stay in Mandawa Kothi (Deluxe room, twin sharing)
  • Cooking authentic Rajasthani meals and other local experiences, camel ride
  • All meals (Day 1- Lunch and Dinner and Day 2- Breakfast )
  • All travel expenses to and from the property
  • Meals, where not mentioned
  • Any other expenses besides those mentioned in the inclusions

All bookings for Tripoto Mindful Retreats are non-refundable.

Bookings are non-transferable

In case an experience is canceled, the refund will be processed within 45 days.

Hosts alone are responsible for the experiences they provide. Tripoto assumes no liability and is only responsible for making the experiences and host's services available through the Tripoto platform.

All bookings for Tripoto Mindful Retreats are non-refundable.

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