Jaisalmer Havelis

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jaisalmer havelis

Jaisalmer Havelis

Jaisalmer Havelis are beautiful sandstone havelis (mansions) built by the city’s wealthy merchants.

Nathmal Haveli

This haveli was commissioned to serve as the residence of Diwan Mohata Nathmal, the then Prime Minister of Jaisalmer.

nathmal haveli
Nathumal Haveli

This was designed and built by two brothers (Hathi and Lalu) – one of whom carved the left side and the other the right. Since the descendants still live here, you may not be able to venture beyond their ground floor ‘over priced’ shop.

jaisalmer havelis nathmal haveli
View from the courtyard

Patwon ki Haveli

This haveli is actually a group of five different houses within a large courtyard, built by Guman Chand for his five sons.

patwon ki haveli
External Facade

jaisalmer havelis patwon ki haveli
Inside the private temple

jaisalmer havelis patwon ki haveli

Chowpar was a very popular board game among the elite.

jaisalmer havelis patwon ki haveli
Chaupar board

jaisalmer havelis patwon ki haveli
Gramophone

patwon ki haveli
Open area next to the kitchen

jaisalmer havelis patwon ki haveli
Shopping time 

jaisalmer havelis patwon ki haveli
Intricately carved jarokhas

patwon ki haveli
External Facade

jaisalmer havelis patwon ki haveli
Interiors

jaisalmer havelis patwon ki haveli

patwon ki haveli

patwon ki haveli
View from the central courtyard

Salam Singh ki Haveli

This 300 year old Haveli is still being used by the descendants of Salam Singh, a former prime minister of the state of Jaisalmer.

salam singh ki haveli
Moti Mahal

Sadly the haveli has not been maintained and as a result it is slowly falling apart. An old crumbling staircase leads up to the Moti Mahal.

salam singh ki haveli
jaisalmer havelis salam singh ki haveli

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