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Address: Surana Marg, Churu, India

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Hidden culture

Found the havelies fascinating. From the outside just ordinary buildings, maybe in some cases some frescos but once inside they open out to present a picture of life many years... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
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Luton, United Kingdom
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Luton, United Kingdom
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107 reviews 107 reviews
58 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Found the havelies fascinating. From the outside just ordinary buildings, maybe in some cases some frescos but once inside they open out to present a picture of life many years ago. A hidden courtyard or two unseen from the road often with beautiful frescos one has to see.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

- some havelis are well maintained - many left to decay despite belonging to extremely rich families

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DELHI
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

The paintings on these Havelis, depict everything from mythology to kings to British period, Most of them are in Blue and vegetable dye was the most commonly used colour format. Depicting various element stuff like elephants, palakis, gods, godesses and more they were a part of everyday life during that period.

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Kobylka, Poland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We have had the unusual possibility of staying overnight in one such Haveli. It was incredibly beautiful - hand-carved and painted. Its original character and style was greatly preserved, however, as nobody has lived there for many years, there were also bats and pigeons staying there with us - it was an unforgettable experience. We had also been on a... More 

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Worcester UK
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Loved the atmosphere and the whole area with its abandoned melancholy feel of the place which is steeped in history.

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New Delhi, India
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3 reviews 3 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

The locals have restored some of the havelis and most of the havelis are way better than the one's in Mandawa.

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New Delhi, India
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Beautiful and huge havelis, amazing murals. If only something could be done about their conservation, both in Churu and nearby Ramgarh.

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Churu, India
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

For Art lover of world, Travelers who are into architecture, History & Heritage, the Churu & Jhunjhunu, Mandawa, Navalgarh, Alsisar, Fatehpur, Ramgarh Shekhawati region of Rajasthan is well worth including on your itinerary. Located in the triangle of Delhi, Jaipur and Bikaner, many people overlook it in favor of more popular destinations in Rajasthan. However, this unique region is often... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

And keep looking at the small donkeys who without complain seem to perform all the other tasks that camels don't do

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churu
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3 reviews 3 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

The size of the buildings and the warm hospitality of the local people makes it special. The heritage walk is very practical as it helps you to see the maximum in the shortest time. Once you enter the older part of the town, it is another world.

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