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#6 of 26 Places To Visit in Jaisalmer
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address
Amar Sagar Pol, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan 345001, India
contact
+91-2992-252406
entry fee
10 - 20
per person for Indians
50 - 100
per person for foreign tourists
50
per still camera
100
per camcorder
timings
Early Morning till 5 P.M.
visit duration
1 to 2 hours

about patwon ki haveli

The merchants of Jaisalmer built some of the most ornate residences ever. Patwon Ki Haveli is made of Jaisalmer sandstone, these are adorned with jaalis and elaborate façades. The most skilful stonework is done on the outside, since they were a show of wealth more than anything else. The biggest and the most ornate of the havelis is the Patwon-ki-Haveli, a set of five houses adjacent to each other, built by five Jain brothers in the first half of the 19th century. These were the five sons of Guman Chand, a trader in textiles and precious metals. It isn’t an exaggeration to claim that no house built for human habitation anywhere features carved stone decoration that surpasses the delicacy and intricacy of the Patwa Haveli façades. Fretwork covers every square inch of available space, solid or perforated. These are, perhaps, the last truly great Indian buildings constructed without any European influence. The multi-storeyed buildings are constructed in the traditional style of rooms set around a central courtyard. There are remnants of exquisite paintings on some walls; many walls have lovely jharokhas opening into the courtyard or the street. The terrace offers great views of the fort.

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work on the walls is beautiful
Jun 29 2014
beautiful architecture and lovely history make it even more better place to visit. Lots and lots of work is dont on the outside walls of the architecture. Simple beautiful. Some of the rooms are beautifully decorated with painted mirror work and deta ...... read more
A must visit at Jaisalmer
Jun 25 2014
Beautiful intricate exteriors, detailed interiors..the havelis are an architectural delight. The view from the roof top is most impressive. Beware of touts. Many Bollywood moves have been shot here. The 5adjacent havelis take about2 hours so try to r ...... read more
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