The Legacy Mandawa by The Machan
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Ward No 4, Mandawa, Rajasthan, India
A hand painted history book, where every wall has a story to tell.
The Legacy Mandawa by The Machan

Shekhawati is one of those destinations where time seems to have stoods still. Monikered variously by travelellers - this region in the North East of Rajashthan has been a favourite of art historians, architects and history buffs. Once a part of the thriving trade route that passed this area - what you see as mansions and havelis today were the residences of weathly merchants trading in silk, spices, textiles and crafts. Now abandoned or under care of weary care takers, many of the mansions have seen better days as they stand faded - a quiet testimony to thier earlier glory. Of the three key areas where these relics of the trade were built literally lining lanes cheek by jowl - Mandawa is counted among the best where some preservation has been going on along with re-purposing of some of the more important Havelis. One of them is the Haveli of the Harlalkas sensitively restored and now repurposed to run as a 11 Room hertiage hotel - The Legacy, Mandawa. 

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One of the best ways to preserve heritage is to find a purpose for it, thus ensuring its longevity. And creating a 11 room hotel which not only preserves the architecture and the art of the building but to support it with quality service and build experiences that tells a great story of...

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Sanat and Varun are brothers who since their first Hotel in the hills of Lonavala in Maharashtra took up The Legacy as a project to exlore new regions in tourism. Though they are not your on site hosts - they drive the concept of The Legacy through training and building a team that is proud of their...

Located in Mandawa - which is globally renowned as the “World’s largest Open Air Gallery” - The Legacy in Shekhawati is filled with hundreds of ancient havelis which are painted over with priceless frescos that draw in discerning guests from across the globe. The idea of the restoration of the Harlalka's Haveli was to keep much of the frescoes intact and as the present management by The Machan team ensures that it is run in the true spirit of a heritage hotel. The rooms and suites built around the courtyard are a restive shade of green, while the frescoes many of them restored close to its former brilliance blend gently with the freshly painted walls. The Rooms and Suites keep thier structural integrity in terms of the columns, windows and door frames while rebuilding to accomodate large ensuite bathrooms. The courtyards are kept intact so that rooms open towards the open to sky, airy central spaces. 

The Legacy in Mandawa is an immaculately restored haveli that is over 200 years old and with its 11 rooms and suites is reflective of the region of Shekhawati. 

The Maharaja rooms are some of the best you will find in the region. The beauty is in its restoration, from the outside showing off beautiful and intricate windows, through the elaborate threshhold and door of each room into shaded, tastefully decorated rooms with signature colonial-style beds and furnishings. The Maharaja Rooms are spacious and air-conditioned, with an elaborate Baithak (sitting area) which is a step up from the antique bed 

The Yuvraj is a lovely room with splendid views of the pool and garden. The walls are decorated with intricate frescoes that bring the 200 year old narrative alive. The Yuvaraj is well appointed with all modern comforts the living area is embellished with a colonial bed and a cosy sitting space. The Yuvraj's chambers are perfect for a a couple celerating a life event with its subtle interiors and warm lighting. 

Dining

The Legacy is a surprise waiting for you both in the quality of the cuisine as well the venues they can set up for your meals. Initimate dining in rooms where the frescoes have been restored are set up for private lunches or dinner upon request with service staff in attendance. 

Baradari is the signature outdoor restaurant by the poolside and surrounded by flowering bougainvillas, open spaces and the backdrop of the Haveli.  This is heritage dining area that comes alive with mood lighting in the evening, music and performance serving special local, Indian and Continental cuisine.

Machan Resorts LLP while taking on the reigns of The Legacy pledged to give this heritage building a 21st century makeover while ensuring the continuity of its art through restoration. In keeping with its philosophy of sustainable luxury,  The Legacy Mandawa ensure in working with local talent and training them for services, building value for the destination and working on simple ideas to keep the property plastic free. 

Machan Resorts LLP while taking on the reigns of The Legacy pledged to give this heritage building a 21st century makeover while ensuring the continuity of its art through restoration. In keeping with its philosophy of sustainable luxury,  The Legacy Mandawa ensure in working with local talent and training them for services, building value for the destination and working on simple ideas to keep the property plastic free. 

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The Legacy's guided heritage walk through the silent lanes of Mandawa is surely a must do. And the musicians and dancers beautifully built context of the region through their music and dance.
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Luxury and History
by Happiness02474576338 on 07/08/2024

Great place and hospitality. Great level of service, ambience and most of all good food. The historical walk with Deepak ji was the highlight, very knowledgeable and entertaining. The pool time was...

One of the best places visited
by Scenic51589375187 on 07/08/2024

Excellent stay! Loved the hospitality, architecture, food and ambience. The staff is very polite and accommodating. We visited here for our anniversary and highly recommend this property. The...

Nice stay
by Raghav B on 07/05/2024

A Very nice place. Old world charm. Very nice staff and hospitality. Room was spacious and clean. Toilletries was of very high quality. Food was excellent. Parking was not an issue. Check in was...

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