Kothari's Patwaon-Ki-Haveli

Kothari's Patwaon-Ki-Haveli, Jaisalmer: Hours, Address, Kothari's Patwaon-Ki-Haveli Reviews: 4.5/5

Kothari's Patwaon-Ki-Haveli

Kothari's Patwaon-Ki-Haveli
4.5
Historic Sites • Architectural Buildings
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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A Choudhury
New Delhi, India112 contributions
Simply Amazing
Feb 2021 • Solo
It is a cluster of five havelis having beautiful architecture. There are numerous courtyards, corridors, balconies and galleries depicting exquisite carvings, mirror work, paintings and artwork. You can hire a guide if you wish and it will take around one hour to cover the entire complex.
Written 27 May 2021
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MumbaiRiders
Mumbai, India1,315 contributions
Kothari's Patwaon-Ki-Haveli
Mar 2021
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.
Written 23 March 2021
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travelgunda
Mumbai, India1 contribution
Patwa ki haveli
Feb 2021 • Friends
Unbelievable stone Carvings, beautiful place to visit, city sightseeing place,,5 haveli, museum, civilization
Written 22 March 2021
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Nanty Shah
Surat, India45 contributions
Awesome place to understand rich life in 1800s
Mar 2021 • Couples
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...
Written 14 March 2021
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The Traveller
5 contributions
A nice place to visit
Feb 2021 • Couples
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.
Written 27 February 2021
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The Traveller
Jodhpur District, India69 contributions
One hour visit
Feb 2021 • Family
It is good for visit one hour here. History is good.
Also architectural is wonderful by doing workers hand.
Written 22 February 2021
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Kriti S
Panchkula, India14 contributions
Nice haveli
Feb 2021 • Couples
The museum inside the haveli is rocking. It's like looking at the house of then ambani and Adanis. Each piece inside the museum has a story to tell and it is really an exhilarating experience.
Written 13 February 2021
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Varun K
Ahmedabad, India4 contributions
Mesmerizing!
Jan 2021
Do not miss to visit this place in your trip. It is restored in such an amazing manner that you will feel that your trip to the Jaisalmer fort was a waste.
Written 13 January 2021
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Charu
New Delhi, India62 contributions
Masterpiece and Historians delight
Dec 2020
Must must visit place during your visit to Jaisalmer, the carvings and the beautiful architecture will surely blow your mind.
Written 4 January 2021
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Somnath
Siliguri, India73 contributions
Don't miss
Dec 2020 • Family
A mind blowing experience. Don't miss going inside. Awesome museum. Take a guide. I recommend Mr Jeetu ji (+91-9636416345). He is extremely good. He explained everything beautifully to us and made the whole visit very entertaining!
Written 28 December 2020
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