Rajasthan Travel Guide

Havelis in Rajasthan

Rajasthan is named after the Rajputs who were kings as well as brave soldiers. They have created many spectacular building where they used to stay popularly known as havelis, which helped as a resident for the royal family. These monuments are the evidence of the remaining example of the state rich architectural heritage.The much talked havelis of Rajasthan are Samode haveli, Patwon Ki Haveli, Nathmalji Ki Haveli, Shekhavati Haveli, Mandawa haveli and many others.

Talking about the exquisite Patwon ki haveli, this enduring mansion is beautified with amazing mirror work and exquisite paintings. It is believed to be constructed between 1800 and 1860 by five Jain brothers. The exquisite building of Alsisar Haveli is a well illustration of architectural brilliance and displays the traditional Rajput artistic flavor. At present the haveli is converted into a heritage hotel. Nathmalji Ki Haveli was built in late 19th century. The Muslims artisans whose excellent craftsmanship has made this mansion a live example of exclusive architecture and the art deserve to be praised. The left and right wings are beautifully carved which leaves the tourist mesmerized.

The Samode haveli consists of 43 lavishly made rooms including 3 Royal Suites, 15 deluxe suites and 25 Deluxe Rooms. All the rooms are furnished with modern set-up and facilities. The interiors of the Palace are decorated with delicate marble craft, colorful patterns, strong colored walls, traditional art objects. The major attraction of the palace is the Durbar Hall, which is exclusively made up of mirror work and enamel work which is known as Minakari.

In whatever form it has taken today, the havelis is an integral part of the Rajasthan’s history and culture. And the bliss that one feels in discovering a lovely havel while wandering in a forgotten bylane in a dusty town remains immeasurable.

Most Famous Havelis in Rajasthan


Alsisar Haveli
City : Jaipur
The Alsisar Haveli in located in the heart of the Jaipur city. The history of this haveli dates back to the 18th century. It highlights... Read More
Bagore Ki Haveli
City : Udaipur
Bagore Ki Haveli is an old building build in front of the Lake Pichola at Gangori Ghat. It has more than 100 rooms with well-arranged... Read More
Castle Mandawa
City : Mandawa
The Mandawa Fort, also known as the Castle Mandawa was built in the 18th century by Thakur Nawal Singh, son of Shardul Singh with a... Read More

Mandawa Haveli
City : Shekhawati
The Mandawa Haveli Jaipur was built in the year 1896 by Thakur Bhagwat Singhji, the 15th ruler of Mandawa. This Haveli is situated in the... Read More
Nathmalji ki Haveli
City : Jaisalmer
Nathmalji Ki Haveli was the residence of the Prime Minister of Jaisalmer, Diwan Mohata Nathmal, and it was built in yellow sandstone in Jaisalmer. The... Read More
Patwon ki Haveli
City : Jaisalmer
The Patwon ki Haveli is the most important and the largest haveli, and this haveli is in Jaisalmer. It is not a single haveli but... Read More

Salim Singh ki Haveli
City : Jaisalmer
Salim Ji ki Haveli is located at the heart of the Jaisalmer city, near the Jaisalmer railway station. This 300 years old Haveli is named... Read More
Samode Haveli
City : Jaipur
The Samode Haveli is one of the ancient building of the 'Pink city', Jaipur. This Haveli is about 150 years old and was built by... Read More