Covered in this Article :
Introduction, Havelis of Jaisalmer,
Accessibility, Tour Packages.
Jaisalmer, featuring Great Indian Desert has more than just the sand dunes.
The place during the late medieval and early modern periods was dominated by
rich Jain merchants. These merchants were very enthusiastic about
constructing great living places. The best of the havelis were built by
these people and they continue to fascinate people even now. These havelis,
built in sandstone and carved to perfection are the best specimens to be
found anywhere in the state. Havelis of Jaisalmer depict the prosperity of
the Jain merchants and the luxury of living a comfortable life.
Havelis of Jaisalmer
Some popular havelis of Jaisalmer have been listed and given below :
Salem Singh Ki Haveli :
The haveli is located towards the
eastern end of the city. This magnificent building has a rich blue roof and
carved brackets designed in peacock shapes. The haveli is built with yellow
stone and its exteriors are delicately carved. There is a balcony projecting
from the top storey. The haveli was built by the erstwhile Prime Minister of
Jaisalmer - Salim Singh.
Patwon Ki Haveli :
grand mansion is one of its kind in the Jaisalmer city. The haveli was built
by the family of a rich merchant - Guman Chand Patwa. Putwa and his sons
started the construction work in the year1800 A.D., and after six decades
the mansion was all ready to stand high in glory. This mega structure
features five suites and a number of balconies projecting from different
storeys. Its intricately carved facade with pillars and balconies is one
picture worth capturing. It is an open air museum and has preserved for
centuries the heritage of the rich merchant class and the architecture of
Nathmal Ki Haveli :
This haveli was originally built by
two brothers and feature two distinct compounds. The boundary however, has
been dissolved by a common facade at the front. As most of the construction
was done by Muslim artisans, it reflects the popular architecture and in
certain aspects resemble the popular buildings made by the erstwhile Muslim
How to Reach the Havelis
The city is connected with roads and rails to other cities of Rajasthan.
Once in the city you can avail the services of taxis and buses to reach the
Jaisalmer Havelis Tour Packages
Features : Arranges for
sigt-seeing trips in several cities including those of Rajasthan. Gives
you two days leisure at Jaisalmer. You can visit the famous havelis and
local tourist attractions here. Other cities covered in the package are
Udaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Mandawa, Jaipur, Agra, Khajuraho, Varanasi,
Mumbai. Travel assistance provided from arrival till departure. Other
services include transportation, accommodation and catering.
Features : The package covers
most of the tourist destinations of Rajasthan and nearby cities. The
tour gives you a full day exploration of the havelis, Jain Temples and
Gadisar Lake at Jaisalmer. The tour plan is as - Delhi, Mandawa,
Bikaner, Pokharan, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Mount Abu, Ranakpur, Udaipur,
Chittorgarh, Pushkar, Ajmer, Jaipur, Ranthambore, Sawai Madhopur,
Fatehpur Sikri, Agra, Gwalior, Orcha, Khajuraho, Varanasi. You will be
seeing great many places in the entire tour.
Features : An exciting tour
in the vast desert stretches of Rajasthan. You will be exploring the
famous havelis of Jaisalmer, travel through the famous Sam Sand Dunes
here and to many other destinations. The camel safari will be an
additional feature of this tour. The places covered in the tour include
Jaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner.