Best time to visit11:00 AM 4:00 PM
Open hours8:00 AM 7:00 PM
Things to doTours, photography
Best MonthsDecember - February
Traveller TypesFamilies, Couples
Rank6 out of 68 attractions in Jaisalmer
Yet another beautiful mansion in Jaisalmer, it was started by Guman Chand Patwa. The mansion took 55 years to be completed. Gumans sons completed it later. The most beautiful features of this mansion are the archways, gateways and especially the balconies, known as jharokhas. The golden color of the mansion catches the eye of every visitor at once. The tour of the whole mansion will take not more than 45 minutes. This is no doubt one of the most splendid residences in the beautiful city.
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Next spot that followed was a series of palaces called Patwon Ki haveli which has now been turned into museum to display various carving , furniture , artwork of the times immorial . A stroll inside the fort took me to the medieval times when inspite of the facilities that we enjoy today , people did their work so smoothly . How everything that they did was followed by logic and reason . Also it was amazing to watch the splendour and the grandeur of the ancient rulers , the rich history that we possess which we are not familiar with . In the market outside I listened to the the Rajasthani music played by the locals , a complete soothing experience for the ears .
• Visit Patwon Ki Haveli, a cluster of five small havelis and one of the largest havelis in Rajasthan. Famous for its wall paintings, a walk through the haveli will not take more than an hour.Location: Near Patwa Complex, Jaisalmer
Jaisalmer has a number of Havelis. Patwon ki Haveli is the first haveli erected in Jaisalmer and the beauty of Patwon ki haveli is that it is not a single haveli but a group of 5 small havelis, and its beauty lies in its ornate architecture. Patwa was a very famous and rich trader of those times. That's history but now, the Government uses it for its Offices of Archaeology, Art and Crafts Departments.Other notable Havelis are Nathmal Ji Ki Haveli and Salim Ji Ki Haveli.What is a visit to Rajasthan worth, if you have not done a Camel Safari in the Thar Desert especially during the golden sunset? And not taken any selfies...?
We then headed towards Patwon Ki Haveli which was a bit disappointment. Nothing much to watch. Additionally, the charges were exorbitantly high. Inside the haveli you get to see various household equipment, traditional clothes, utensils and everything that was being used by the Patwaons family. On the spot we decided to skip the other havelis (Nathmal Ji Ki Haveli and Salim Singh ki Haveli). We simply passed from outside and it was bit similar to Patwon Ki Haveli.We headed back towards our hotel after having a quick lunch. The driver was supposed to pick us up at 4:00 PM for our second part of the journey.
Another masterpiece is Patwao Ki Haweli. There are all total 5 hawelis, one of which is managed by Govt. Patwas were business men of 18th century who rose to great height. All the 5 haweli's were built for 5 sons of Patwao. Later misery hit them and they flew from the given place for better opportunity outside.We preferred visiting the Govt. undertaking haveli it as we were looking for less crowd. The security personnel guided us through the whole haveli and all its key highlights. The view from the haweli of the Jaiselmerh fort is tranquilizing.After some 40 odd minutes, we headed for Sam Dunes. Sam Dunes is some 50 KM from Jaiselmerh City. Once you pass by the city, comes the real Thar Desert. Big wind mills, red hot, mirage all across and tents far away.
7. Visit The Patwaon Ki Haveli
For its history and architecture. The two havelis of Nathmal and Patwon have very interesting architecture. One of these havelis house memorabilia from the time gone by and offer a very interesting look into the lives if the occupants.
It's a great place for art lovers
The haveli has rich carvings on its walls and windows (jharokhas) and gives a fantastic view of the fort from the rooftop. The road to it passes through old lanes and bylanes hemmed by ‘golden’ houses.
An old haveli with splendid architecture.
Patwon-ki-Haveli is a ten-minute walk from the main gates of the fort and quite magnificent. It's a collection of five houses, each one for the son of a wealthy trader who made money lending to the government.
This cluster of 5 Havelis was the first one to be erected in Jaisalmer and was the official residence of the ministers and landlords of the royal times. It was a small street and the at some places the Havelis on both side of the road were so close that neighbours could even pass stuff from one home to another. The architecture was so fine and intricate. The street was crowded and cluttered and was bustling with everyday life.
The Patwon Ji ki Haveli is an interesting piece of Architecture and is the most important among the havelis in Jaisalmer. It is believed that Patwa was a rich man and was a renowned trader of his time. 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. This is the largest Haveli in Jaisalmer and stands in a narrow lane. This haveli is presently occupied by the government, which uses it for various purposes. The office of the Archeological Survey of India and State art and craft department is situated in the haveli itself.