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.