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Best Things To Do in Mandwa

You can jot down the best things to do in Mandwa and quickly plan a weekend getaway. Mandwa is a small town located in Rajasthan's Jhunjhunu district. The royal fort of Mandwa crafted back in 1755 AD has now been transformed into a royal hotel which isn't freely accessible to tourists. But one can visit it by paying little money. Mandwa houses various grand havelis. Some of them being Hanuman Prasad Goenka Haveli, the Murmuria Haveli, the Goenka Double Haveli as well as the Gulab Rai Ladia Haveli. By visiting these havelis one can get a deep sense of ancient traditions, events, mythology as well as daily happenings of the ancient Rajput rulers. Although most of these havelis are locked from outside these can be adored from outside. The admirable frescoes on the havelis are the major attraction of Mandwa.

You can take a walking tour along with a guide and get deeply involved with the history of each of these ancient beauties. Shopping is one of the inevitable sections of any vacation trip. One always tend to buy something or the other while touring a place especially to bring back the beautiful memories of that place. Mandwa is no different and offers you a chance to shop for amazing handicrafts such as wooden marionettes, a variety of hand sewn items, mirrored items, embroidered patchwork on items including bedspreads as well as table runners etc. The town also offers various activities as well as water sporting opportunities to travelers. One can have a peaceful yet thrilling vacation here. Mandwa Beach is outstandingly beautiful and you will explore varying rock formations at the time of low tides. The best things to do in Mandwa includes lot of great options, so make a plan for Mandwa at the earliest. Mandwa can be reached by a quick ferry ride of around forty-five minutes from Mumbai making it an immensely favored spot for weekend getaways.

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    Mandwa
    d2 Days n1 Night

    About the Activity:If you are planning for a overnight outing near Mumbai, then this tour is the perfect fit for you.Start your activity by assembling at the Gateway of India at 6 pm, then board a ferry to Mandwa at your own cost at 6:30 pm.Once you reach the camp site at 07: 30 pm, you will be welcomed with some hot beverages and snacks. Then enjoy the delicious dinner and spend the night  in a room or tent with attached bathrooms on multi-sharing basis. Start the day with a refreshing meal and indulge in team building activities or a fun day with family. Indulge yourself in an array of activities like jet ski, banana boat ride & bumper ride and group games.No camping is complete without an outdoor lunch before 1 pm and enjoy the trek to the light hose followed by a team Tug war.After a long day of activities you can your self in a refreshing tea and depart to your favored location. 

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    Mandwa

    About the Activity:Exciting banana boat ride on Mandwa beach with your family or friends and have the ultimate thrill and fun on the water.Travel up to 2 kilometers on a banana tube boat that can carry 7-10 people at a time and feel the splash.Create the best moments of your life on the surface of the sea with your beloved ones and the ride will be for 10 minutes.The banana boat will be towed to the jet skii which will be driven by the expert guides and the speed of the ride would be unimaginable.

    Very Good 4.0

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    200


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    Mandwa
    h2 Hours

    About the Activity:Located on the northern side of Alibag, Mandwa is an easily accessible tourist destination from Mumbai, this quaint village boasts of its unspoilt natural beauty and beachfront. Choose anytime between 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM to start surfing the azure waters in an elegant and relaxing way. You will be received by the instructors at the Gateway and taken to the Magical Mandwa where you will get a briefing about the course and safety.Over the next 2 hours, you will be able to learn some of the basic tips and tricks of windsurfing in Mandwa and try your hands on the steering the board  like beach dinghies.The experience is conducted by trained experts and instructors and you can experience the activity for 2 to 3 hours.The participants are requested to be above the age of 10 years and don't require any prior swimming experience.

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    Mandwa
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    About the Activity:If you are planning for a day outing near Mumbai, then this tour is the perfect fit for you.Start you day out by assembling at the Gateway of India at 8 am, then board a ferry to Mandwa at your own cost at 8:30am.Once you reach the camp site at 09:45 Am, you will be welcomed with some hot beverages and snacks.  Then spend a day out in the open and indulge in team building activities or a fun day with family. Indulge yourself in an array of activities like jet ski, banana boat ride & bumper ride and group games.No camping is complete without an outdoor lunch before 1 pm and enjoy the trek to the light hose followed by a team Tug war.After a long day of activities you can depart to your favored location. 

    Very Good 4.0

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    Mandwa

    About the Activity:Be a part of the crazy adventure water activity on Mandwa beach with an excellent opportunity for sea kayaking.Get on an all set kayak and paddle through the friendly sea for up to thirty minutes.If you are doing kayaking for the first time, never worry, the guides will explain you about the activity and the safety of the boat.A fishing boat type kayak is compact and sturdy for you and your family or friends to have a wallop on the water for thirty minutes.

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    Mandwa
    h3 Hours

    About the Activity:This sailing and seamanship course in Mandwa will let you go through the basics of the world famous sailing on the waters of the Arabian Sea. For this 2-3 hours of course, you can choose any time of your convenience between 10:00 AM and 05:00 PM when the boats can move smoothly with the help of wind.Board the special boat made for racing and training which is known as Beneteau 7.5 and it is 25 foot long that assures comfort and safety at its best.Highly Qualified/Trained/Internation Instructors - Follow the instructions from the recognised trainers and after you conclude the course, you will get the  AYA Certificate of Start to Sail as wellThe Boat: Laser Pico - Built for family fun. With its simple reefing system, spacious cockpit, and high boom the Pico continues to be a popular sailboat for all ages and abilities. The high boom provides ample head room and highlights its spacious, self-draining cockpit. Easy to handle, a snap to rig, the Pico provides a rapid learning curve for sailing.Different Packages:Start Dinghy Sailing  - Laser Pico for Kids at Magical Mandwa – 10500./- per personStart Sailing in Multi- Hull Boats at Magical Mandwa – Hobie – Rs.10500 /- per person (Hobie Cat 15 - Highly recreational and forgiving, the Hobie Cat 15 Club has a great floatability. With its wide platform, it is the reference boat for school sailing and safe family leisure.)Start Windsurfing at Magical Mandwa – 10500 per personHeard of us at the last minute! Want to utilize this stay. Do the start Sailing Dinghy course and get introduced to the World ofsailing. Get personal attention of our world class instructors. Sailing inculcates discipline, focus and decision making in the child. A great opportunity to introduce your child to a sport that will build not just skill but character and self-confidence. A sport and a hobby that they will cherish and value for a lifetime. Discover the world of sailing!!Age Group - 7+ years

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    Mandwa
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    About the Activity:Located close to Mumbai, Mandwa boasts of its pleasant climate, tranquil water bodies, and scenic landscapes. Choose this sailing camp for kids or for families in Mandwa for an authentic sailing experience.This 10-12 hours activity spread over 2-3 days offers the adventure enthusiasts, an opportunity to relish and enjoy sailing activities.The fun begins at the Gateway of India on your arrival at 9:00 AM on day 1 where you will get an enjoyable 1 hour a ferry ride that takes you towards Magical Mandwa. Upon arrival, collect the token, get set for some excitement! The adventure comprises of sailing and its lessons.Conclude the adventure activities at around 6 PM and take the ferry back to Mumbai.During your sailing experience you can choose from any of these boats depending on the capacity, 7.5 Sports Yacht, Laser Pico, Hobie Bravo, Funboats, Hobie Cat, Hobie Kayak, and Neil Pryde Windsurfer.The package includes meals, activities and to & fro ferry tickets from Gateway of India.Kids camp: Give your kids the most unique and high-energy experience. Open up their horizons of learning through pure fun on the waters. It is usually conducted over a long weekend or at a festive time like Diwali or Christmas when the kids are on holiday. You can be sure that this is one experience they will treasure for life. It is a known fact, world over that sports boosts self-esteem and confidence levels, and in no case is this more evident than with the beautiful activity of sailing. With a few days spent on the waters and the sands you can be sure that your kids will come back with a whole new world opened up to them. Not only do we teach them different forms of sailing, we also teach them, through the camp activities, about team building, having faith in themselves and staying in charge of every situation.As they get introduced to the wonderful world of the seas and boats, surrounded by yachts, windsurfers, dinghies and kayaks, (and of course good food!) your kids will barely know how the time went by and you can be sure that they will come back with one question: “When can we go again?”Family Camp: Fun and learning for you and your family. Spend the ideal weekend with fun and learning for you and your family? Welcome to our Family Camp and get yourself an exhilarating hobby for life! At the camp. Each member of the family will be taken through the different boating experiences so that while one parent learns to kayak, the other learns to windsurf and the kids learn to dinghy sail. All this under the guidance of our expert skippers who will ensure your complete safety.

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    Mandwa

    About the Activity:Know the basics of kayaking on the spectacular waves of the Arabian Sea when you are in magical Mandwa near Mumbai.Be friendly with Hobie kayaks which will let you measure the attitude of the sea with this breathtaking adventure activity.Hobie Kayak Odyssey that can carry two-person and perfect for couples and Hobie Kayak Lanai which is a sit on top recreation kayak with a V shape hull, paddling seating and with one person capacity are the two types of kayaks provided to you.30 minutes long kayaking will be available at any time between 11:00 AM and 05:00 PM; report at Aquasail Sailing Centre in Mandwa.Professionally qualified guides will bee there to give you proper instructions before you touch the waters.

    Very Good 4.0

    Starting from

    1800


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    Mandwa

    About the Activity:Get your adrenaline pumping on a water-drenching ride in the Arabian sea in 2 km thirty minute fun filled activity.Get geared up with a life jacket, find your seat and get ready to get wet and hang on for an exciting ride.Zoom across the azure waters in Mandwa Beach  on a wake-board pulled by a jet ski.The warm water splashes around as the rider makes big turns and speeds across the bay – your only duty is to have fun and hang on tight.Note : The activity can be availed only between 08:30 am to 06:15 pm.

    Good 3.0

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    750


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    Mandwa

    About the Activity:Embark on a trip to Madwa beach where an exhilarating Bumper tube ride on water is waiting.The adventurous water activity provides you ultimate thrill and excitement.Indulge in a two kilometers long ride on a bumper tube for a splashy time in the sea with your friends and family.Feel safe and comfortable in compact and powerful bumper tubes that appear in different shapes and size.

    Very Good 4.0

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    250


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    North Goa

    About the Activity:Learn the basics of kayaking on the tricky waves of the Arabian Sea in an ultimate location for water based activities in India which is the sun drenched Goa.Paddle along the beautiful waters on Hobie Kayaks specifically designed for kayaking purposes alone.The two types of kayaks provided will be Hobie Kayak Odyssey that has the capacity to carry two-person and it is perfect for couples and Hobie Kayak Lanai which is a sit on top recreation kayak with a V shape hull, paddling seating and with one person capacity.Duration of the activity is 30 minutes; you can select any time between 11:00 AM and 05:00 PM; report at Aquasail Sailing Centre in Hotel Grand Hyatt, Goa.Professionally qualified guides will bee there to give you proper instructions before you touch the waters.

    Very Good 4.0

    Starting from

    1800


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    Mandwa
    h2 Hours

    About the Activity:Stand up and paddle boarding learning programme on Mandwa beach will give you a clear cut picture of paddle boarding.A complete day of SUP learning class will make you experts in the activity and at the end of the day you will be practicing SUP boarding.Take part in the class that starts at 11:00 AM and the instructors explain the different aspects of SUP boarding.Get introduced to the safety systems such as life jacket, buoyancy aid, throw line, paddle, helmets and motorized rescue.Listen to the techniques of mounting and dismounting and also paddles and paddling.Indulge in a trail boarding in the safe zone and the instructors will monitor you and with that you will get to knwo the waves, surf and currents.Enjoy your practice session for 2 km shoreline trip with instructor which will be followed by the question answer session to clear your doubts.Have lunch at 1:00 PM and indulge in other activities in the shore.Once you complete the 1 day SUP program, you will be registered as a club SUP’er at Mandwa Then you can rent a SUP at an hourly rate of Rs 350/- and enjoy SUP boarding.

    Very Good 4.0

    Starting from

    1200


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    Mandwa

    About the Activity:Mandwa beach is one of the best places for water adventure and don't miss the chance to experience thrilling Jet Ski ride.Hop on to a compact, powerful jet ski for an exhilarating adventure on water with a well trained guide to support you.Select a private water vehicle to ride alone or with your friend and feel comfortable and strong with the assistance of a guide.Enjoy the sport on water that is available on different costs.

    Very Good 4.0

    Starting from

    250


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    Mandwa
    h5 Hours

    About the Activity: Embark on a ferry ride to Mandwa from the Gateway of India in Mumbai and enjoy the superb location.The site at Mandwa is a place with swaying palm trees and a variety of sailing activities like catamarans, dinghies and kayaks; making up for a fun day out.You can also try your hand at windsurfing with a few workshops. Meal types: Vegetarian and non-vegetarian lunch and evening tea/soft drinks with snacks. Transportation types: Non AC Ferry Transfer till Mandwa. (Speed boat can be availed at an additional cost) Activities: Laser funboats, Lazer Picos, Catamaran Riding, Kayaking and Windsurfing Difficulty Level: Easy

    Very Good 4.0

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    9000

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    Mandwa

    About the Destination: A quaint sea front hamlet with swaying palm trees andgolden sand, Mandwa is just around 45 minutes away via ferry from Mumbai. The beach here is pristine and offers the ideal avenue for a getaway. It appeals with the fine combination of a serene relaxed setting and rip-roaring adventure avenues. To get to this delightful place, you can hop on a ferry from Gateway of India, Colaba. On a clear day, one can get the stunning sight over the sea to the Gateway of India. This destination is also about 20 kilometres from Alibaug and Mandwa jetty is regularly used by those who wish to get there. About the Activity: The clean and clear beach of Mandwa beckons for a fun ride of Jet Ski. Arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled time. Wear your safety jackets and get the necessary instructions from the guide for Jet Ski Experience in Mandwa. Plonk yourself on the Jet Ski and set off into the wavy waters. Feel the exhilaration of speed along with the wind and sweet sprinkles of water on your face.  Zoom by and enjoy the sight of the sea and sand. Come back all charged up. Activities: Jet Skiing Difficulty Level: Easy  

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What You Should Know More About Things To Do in Mandwa

  • What are the different activities to do in Mandwa?

    Mandwa offers various activities to get involved in while touring the place. These activities are just perfect to make your vacation perfect. Some of the activities are as follows:

    • Activities at Castle Mandawa - Castle Mandawa offers various recreational activities for travelers of all age groups. You can experience the thrill of various fire dance performances, witness amazing puppet shows, have camel as well as vintage car tours. You can also try jeep as well as horse safaris.
    • Enjoy Jet Skiing at Mandwa Beach and feel the thrill
    • Take a banana boat ride while visiting the very famous Mandwa beach
    • Take a kayaking tour while visiting Mandwa beach and explore the place
    • Have fun while taking a bumper ride at Mandwa Beach
    • Enjoy parasailing while visiting Mandwa Beach
    • Visit the market of Mandwa and get indulged in some handicraft shopping
    • Take a walking tour, admire the ancient havelis and grab knowledge about their history
    • Enjoy swimming in the waters of Mandwa Beach
    • Enjoy Kite surfing at Mandwa Beach
    • Experience Wakeboarding at Mandwa Beach
    • Take a Quad Bike Ride at Mandwa Beach
    • Experience power kiting at Mandwa Beach

  • Which are some of the best water sports in Mandwa?

    Mandawa beach is one popular beach in Mandwa that offers an ample number of water sporting opportunities to travelers. These water sports are not only enjoyable but also are available at extremely affordable prices:

    • Enjoy Jet Skiing at Mandwa Beach and feel the thrill
    • Take a banana boat ride while visiting the very famous Mandwa beach
    • Take a kayaking tour while visiting Mandwa beach and explore the place
    • Have fun while taking a bumper ride at Mandwa Beach
    • Enjoy parasailing while visiting Mandwa Beach
    • Enjoy swimming in the waters of Mandwa Beach
    • Enjoy Kite surfing at Mandwa Beach
    • Experience Wakeboarding at Mandwa Beach
    • Take a Quad Bike Ride at Mandwa Beach
    • Experience power kiting at Mandwa Beach

  • What all activities can be enjoyed by kids in Mandwa?

    Castle Mandawa is a perfect blend of royalty and nature. This location in Mandwa is a must visit for people being accompanied with kids on their vacation. The castle offers various recreational as well as interesting activities that keep kids entertained and happy. The following activities can be thoroughly enjoyed by the kids here.

    • Fire dance performances
    • Puppet shows
    • Camel rides
    • Horseback riding
    • Vintage car rides
    • Jeep Safaris

    Additionally, if the sporting authorities permit then kids can undoubtedly get engaged in various sporting activities including jet skiing, banana boat riding, kayaking, parasailing, bumper riding, wake boating, kite surfing, power kiting as well as quad bike riding at Mandwa Beach.

  • What is the cost of windsurfing in Mandwa? Is it safe?

    Yes, it is safe to try windsurfing in Mandwa. Windsurfing in Mandawa is one of the many activities that you can practice here. It is a fun activity that you can thoroughly enjoy. You can pick a convenient time between ten in the morning and five in the evening and take up this amazing sport session. Within a time span of a couple of hours, you can very well get trained to apply some basic tricks and techniques and try out the activity followed by it. The activity can be experienced for a time span of around two to three long hours.

    The cost for windsurfing starts at around 10500 INR or 162.49 USD per adult.

  • What is the cost of banana boat ride in Mandwa?

    One of the many exciting water activities that you can experience at Mandwa Beach is a banana boat ride. The banana boats here would take you up to 2 kilometers along with six to nine other people. It would take around ten minutes for the ride to accomplish and would cost around INR 200 or 3 USD per person.

  • Which are must visit attractions of Mandwa?

    While touring Mandwa you must make sure to visit the following beautiful places:

    • Binsidhar Newatia Haveli
    • Mandawa Fort
    • Open Air Art Gallery
    • Thakurji Temple
    • Main Bazaar
    • Mandwa Beach
    • Harlalka Well
    • Hanuman Prasad Goenka Haveli
    • Murmuria Haveli
    • Kihim Beach
    • Goenka Chattri
    • Chokhani Double Haveli
    • Gulab Rai Ladia Haveli
    • Kolaba Fort
    • Saraf Haveli
    • Castle Mandawa
    • Jhunjhunwala Haveli
    • Goenka Double Haveli

Traveller Tales From Mandwa

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Vaijayanti Nair

04 December 2014

People who wish to try some water sports can go to mandwa beach near mumbai. Mandwa beach is an amazing location surrounded by beautiful sea and vegetation.plus it has lots and lots of water sports activities that you can enjoy and that too at a resonable price.Awesome place to visit for water sports lovers.

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Draupadi Varma

13 November 2014

Mandwa beach is a very renowned place for water sports and adventure activity. Best alternative to Goa, the fun activities include jet ski ride, banana boat ride, bumper rides and kayaking. Each of these activities offers a unique experience. One of the best place to spend your holidays.

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Rameshwar Reddy

15 June 2014

Woo Danm Good place!! Really mandwa beach stole our heart. Not only the water sports but the scenic beauty of the place drives a great attention. It is very well maintained, neat and clean spot.You can participate in any kind of adventure activity at reasonable prices.

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Amish Chopra

06 May 2015

It was a delightful escapade in Mandwa. For the first time, I got to try my hands on sailing and I found it really interesting. Though was a bit confused and perplexed in the beginning, with time and skilled advice from the sailing guides, I got the skills required and did completed a nice sailing experience and also got to enjoy every bit of the tour.

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Chandrakala Achari

10 June 2015

While I was cruising over the Mandwa waters, though it was mid-noon, I hardly felt the sun as the sailing experience was so overwhelming and fun packed. Once you know how to master the vessels, you will definitely love to do it again and again. I would suggest everyone to opt for the 5 hours package and have more fun on the way.

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Nalini Sharma

26 May 2014

I have done many adventurous activity before but Mandwa water sports activity has something different. May be the picturesque location and comfortable accomodations are an extra advantage to the place. In evening the sunset looks adorable. I recommend everyone to spend some time watching the beautiful sunset.

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Goutam Mehra

17 July 2015

Sailing at Mandwa was much-much better than all the remaining water sports activities experience I've ever had. Great activity...it might take a little time to get comfortable as the techniques solely depend on the wind direction but thanks to all the crew guys who made this worth the effort.

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Jagdish Gandhi

04 January 2016

Instructors and guides were very experienced. Before performing each activity, required training or instructions are provided. Safety points are also discussed. So you can try any activity from banana ride to kayaking.

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Mangalya Malik

08 March 2015

It is damn cool to book this sailing experience in Mandwa. Even the activity guides and sailors were very helpful and taught me all the tricks of cruising. Rest was all fun and full excitement.