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PATWON KI HAVELI (HAVELI OF PATWON)

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This magnificent and imposing haveli is located in the heart of the outer city. Its history began long before it was built in the 19th century. A century earlier, the Patwa clan was struggling to get its trade activity off the ground. A Jain priest advised the two brothers to leave the city and never to return. They followed the priest's advice and made their fortune in finance, trading in money, brocade and opium. Their fortune was such that the kingdom of Jaisalmer called on them to replenish its coffers. The clan returned to live in the city and Guman Chand Patwa, who was then in charge, decided to build 5 contiguous havelis for each of his sons. The priest's omen was realized once again and the clan's fortune began to dry up. He had to leave the city again, leaving the havelis in the care of the guards. They became de facto owners and sold the havelis. The first of the havelis was purchased by Jeevanlal Kothari, a native of Jaisalmer. He opened the haveli to the public and created a small museum inside that exhibits furniture and objects that belonged to the Patwa. The Patwa Ki Haveli is particularly noteworthy for its richly sculpted exterior façade, which extends over several tens of metres. The complex of buildings includes no less than 68 finely decorated jharokhas. The interior is a little more disappointing but still deserves a look. The first three havelis can be visited (and you will have to pay an entrance fee each time), but only the first one has well preserved frescos.

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Open every day from 9am to 6pm. Admission: Rs250, Rs50 for a camera.

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@VR
4/5
Visited in march 2018
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Superbe façade extérieure, un travail d’une sacrée finesse pour cet haveli
chiste
4/5
Visited in march 2018
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Ayant lu que l'intérieur pouvait ne pas êtrevisité je n'ai fait qu'entrer dans la cour intérieur .La façade est superbe et on note les différences entre la partie gauche et la partie droite
vanthier
5/5
Visited in august 2017
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L'exterieur est vraiment superbe et merite vraiment le passage
la petite place devant l'Haveli est bien animée par de la musique et meme des enfant qui vous chanteront une chanson en Francais ... Il ne réclame rien mais un petit billet sera le bienvenu !
La visite de l'interieur peut etre sautée si vous etes pressés par le temps
chris00
2/5
tres bon accueil attention aux horaires d'ouvertures

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