Nathdwara is a small town located in Rajasthan and is a prominent centre of Krishna worship. Literally speaking, the term Nathdwara means the doorway to the lord. The town is a picturesque spot that unveils the magnificence of imposing hills. The architectural grandeur of the temples here surpasses any of the modern constructions.
Nathdwara hotels are generally fully booked between September and April. If you are looking for budget accommodations, then there are a lot of Dharamshalas run by Nathdwara Mandir Mandal. Rates per room will range from Rs 20 to 50 per day. However, you will need to pay extra for bedding and hot water if you need it. Affordable rooms at hotels are available within Rs700 and provide good accommodation in the winter. However, the situation can get uncomfortable during the summer when it’s too hot. So it’s better to opt for air-conditioned rooms. Deluxe rooms are also comparatively cheaper compared to other Indian towns. They cost less than Rs.1800 and offer excellent hospitality services. Luxury hotels, though few in number, can be found in Nathdwara for prices ranging from Rs 2500 to Rs 3500 for a room.
The roadside food stalls are famous for their delicious, tangy snacks, and are always flooded with people in between Darshan timings. Nathdwara is known for its Khaman, Kand (fried yam), Jalebi and Phaphda (a kind of crispy snack). Even mouth fresheners and all sorts of Jeera Golis are widely available. Piping hot Masala tea, served to customers in earthen pots, is favourite among tourists. The Thandai made of pure milk and dry-fruits is a very famous drink. Bhang ki Thandai is also a specialty in Nathdwara.