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Rajasthan is the ambassador of India to the world of travel and tourism. Rajasthan is like a grand open air museum where it's magnificent forts and palaces, culture and heritage, dance and music, arts and crafts are on a display for the world to capture the real essence of this magical land. An affair with Royal Rajasthan is in fact the vacation of a lifetime.

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The Thar Desert of Rajasthan that you envisage prior to the tour to Jaisalmer of Rajasthan will nevertheless be an overwhelming experience but nothing will prepare you of the magnificent Havelis of Jaisalmer of Rajasthan in the arid deserts cape, ornamented and colorfully frescoed. The gorgeous mansions of Jaisalmer's wealthy merchants are known as 'havelis'. Their elaborate homes are etched out in sandstone with infinite details and pains, carved and pieced together in different patterns. There is a perfect harmony that characterizes them and they are a treat for the eyes of the beholder. The splendid mansions of sandstone built by the wealthy merchants of Jaisalmer of Rajasthan are excellent examples of Rajasthani architecture. The extensive designs, frescoes and murals used to decorate the havelis would appear loud to many finer tastes but in the arid desert where the no greenery softens the cityscape, merchants imbibed color and ornamentation in their life by indulging in building mansions for themselves with intricate and lavish patterns.

A major among the tourist attractions in Jaipur of Rajasthan, the haveli is a specimen of regal Rajputana sculpture. This finest of the havelis in Jaisalmer of Rajasthan is sure to present before you a sheer enthralling world of stone chiseled in to most captivating designs, on your visit to Jaisalmer of Rajasthan. Patwon Ki Haveli in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India is foremost among the places of tourist interest in Jaisalmer of Rajasthan. This is one of the largest and most elaborate Haveli in Jaisalmer of Rajasthan and stands in a narrow lane. It is five storeys high and is extensively carved. It is divided into six apartments, two owned by archaeological Survey of India, two by families who operate craft-shops and two private homes. Nevertheless, even after these encroachments and abuse you can find a good amount of paintings and mirror-works on the wall. The other important aspects are its gateways and arches. You will notice individual depictions and theme on each and every arch. Although the whole building is made yellow sandstone, the main gateway of the Patwon Ji ki Haveli is in brown color.

Patwon Ki Haveli in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India
is a cluster of five havelis in Jaisalmer of Rajasthan. The members of one family built this place of tourist interest in Jaisalmer of Rajasthan in different periods of time. Though the time spans of the five wings differ from each other, the wings are astonishingly in perfect symmetry with each other. Originally built by Guman Chand, it is the most brazen and largest of the havelis in Jaisalmer of Rajasthan.


Patwon Ki Haveli in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India is now a heritage hotel. On your visit to Jaisalmer of Rajasthan, it reminds one of the memories of large corridors, marvelously sculpted pillars and vibrantly adorned walls once witnessing an incomparably sumptuous lifestyle. The specious suites are covered with arty murals.

History of Patwon Ji Ki Haveli of Jaisalmer in Rajasthan, India

The Patwon ki Haveli is an interesting piece of Architecture and is the most important among the havelis in Jaisalmer of Rajasthan. This is precisely because of two things, first that it was the first haveli erected in Jaisalmer of Rajasthan and second, that it is not a single haveli but a cluster of 5 small havelis. The first among these havelis was commissioned and constructed in the year 1805 by Guman Chand Patwa and is the biggest and the most ostentatious. It is believed that Patwa was a rich man and was a renowned trader of his time, a wealthy merchant and banker who had over three hundred trading centres from Afghanistan to China. He could afford and thus ordered the construction of separate stories for each of his 5 sons. These were completed in the span of 50 years. All five houses were constructed in the first 60 years of the 19th century.

The havelis are also known as the 'mansion of brocade merchants'. This name has been given probably because the family dealt in threads of gold and silver used in embroidering dresses. However, there are theories, which claim that these traders made considerable amount of money in Opium smuggling and Money-lending.

Architecture of Patwon Ki Haveli of Jaisalmer in Rajasthan, India

The havelis of Jaisalmer of Rajasthan are nothing less than a treat for the eyes. A poem etched out in sandstone with infinite details and pains, carved and pieced together in different patterns, and though they are lavish and loud in nature, there is a perfect harmony that characterizes them. These fortresses of Jaisalmer of Rajasthan are like a mirage from the barren Thar Desert. It feels as if you had travelled back in time-straight into the fairy tale of Arabian nights. On either side of the narrow lanes are the sandstone havelis with stone carvings, screen windows, delicate pavilions and balconies.


Patwon Ki Haveli in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India is perfect embodiment of finest architecture. Each square inch of the haveli has been engraved exquisitely. The latticed jali (carving) friezes provide freshening to the interiors as well as offer solitude to the women to gaze out without revealing themselves to tweeting toms. The havelis are fabricated in yellow sandstone with a dissimilar design on each window and arch. On your entrance to the haveli through its outstanding arched gateway, you found a delicately carved yellow-brown facade with as many as 60 balconies overlooking the spectators on their Jaisalmer tour of Rajasthan.

Location and Transport of Patwon Ki Haveli of Jaisalmer in Rajasthan, India

Patwon Ki Haveli of Rajasthan is located in a narrow lane near Patwa Complex in Jaisalmer of Rajasthan. Jaisalmer is situated in the very heart of Rajasthan and is a popular tourist destination. Being part of the Desert Triangle and the venue of Desert Festival of Rajasthan, the place is accessible by rail, road and air and has tourist accommodation ranging from high budget to low budget. The city is also covered by the "Palace on Wheels" a train-cum-road package, which needs no description. This place too witnesses large flow of tourist traffic in winters.

Travel to Rajasthan, a majestic state of Indian Tourism and explore the famous tourist destinations embellished with beautiful havelis in Rajasthan, sand dunes in Rajasthan, wildlife in Rajasthan, temples in Rajasthan, fort and palaces in Rajasthan. Rajasthan tourism and travel destinations offer not only sightseeing of forts and palaces in Rajasthan but also colorful and vibrant fairs and festivals of Rajasthan tourism. Jaipur in Rajasthan, Jaisalmer in Rajasthan, Udaipur in Rajasthan, Ajmer in Rajasthan and many other tourist destinations of Rajasthan in India will take your breath away.

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