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Kothari's Patwaon-Ki-Haveli

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Kothari's Patwaon-Ki-Haveli

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Near Patwa Complex, Patwa Haveli, Jaisalmer 345001 India
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MumbaiRiders wrote a review Mar 2021
Mumbai, India1,319 contributions437 helpful votes
One of the largest Havelis in Rajasthan initiated in 1805 by Shri Guman Chand Patwa, a wealthy Marwari banker who built 5 different Havelis for his 5 sons who were brocade and jewelry merchants . This haveli took a total of 55 years to be built, finally completed by his wealthy sons in 1860."Patwa Haveli" is a cluster of 5 different small buildings called Havelis in Rajasthan culture and nicknamed the "Taj Mahal of Jaisalmer". Now only one of this Haveli is open to the public as a museum.This Haveli depicts the lifestyle and era of the millionaire or billionaire of his era Shri Guman Chand Patwa and has been renamed "Kothari Patwa ki Haveli" after its new owner Jeevanlalji .Kothari.This edifice with its intricate exterior design towers agaist rest of the buildings on the narrow road.. Entrance fee to the museum was Rs 100 and took the help of a guide.He explained me the local culture and history of the Haveli as also the basic local culture of Jaisalmer.The wall paintings(Murals) ,Jarokhas(Balconies), archways and gateways within this museum haveli which have derived inspiration from Rajput, Mughal and Victorian architecture was enchanting and transfers the visitor into a different time zone and era of Indian history and lifestyle. In the main exhibit hall is a photograph of the present owner Jeevanlalji.Kothari.Thanks to his philanthropy that this Haveli has been restored and preserved in its original grandeur .Saw exhibits of typewriters, camera , fridge,fan's of a different era imported from abroad and used by the Patwa family during their residency in the Haveli. The "Kothari Patwa Haveli" gives a visitor a glimpse into the lifestyle and origin's of one of India's most famed and orthodox business community , the "Marwari Community".A must visit locale in Jaisalmer.
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Date of experience: March 2021
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travelgunda wrote a review Mar 2021
Mumbai, India24 contributions
Unbelievable stone Carvings, beautiful place to visit, city sightseeing place,,5 haveli, museum, civilization
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Nanty Shah wrote a review Mar 2021
Surat, India45 contributions2 helpful votes
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We went there in march 21, there are 5 havelis, of which 2 are open to visit, one is in its original form, yet photogenic and cinematically great, and second is been refurbished and converted to museum kind of setup... Both have different entry fees, and there are local guides who also help you with your photos, we hired sachin joshi, a kind and professional guide, who was very smart and active too, sachin joshi - 077928 04901 in case it helps, his photo skills and patience is worth cherishing...
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Date of experience: March 2021
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The Traveller wrote a review Feb 2021
5 contributions1 helpful vote
This is a nice place to visit and is definitely recommended while planning a trip to Jaisalmer. You will have to buy a ticket to visit the Haveli.
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Date of experience: February 2021
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SpRaj wrote a review Feb 2021
Jodhpur District, India24 contributions
It is good for visit one hour here. History is good. Also architectural is wonderful by doing workers hand.
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Date of experience: February 2021
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