Thursday, December 18, 2008

Havelis of Jaisalmer

After going around the fort in Jaisalmer we set our eyes in other monuments of the city. The city is not only famous for the Golden Fort, but also the haveli's that are built by wealthy merchants of that time, Some of the prominent havelis are:Patwon-ki-Haveli


This haveli was built between 1800 and 1860, by five Jain brothers who made their fortunes by trading jewelery and fine brocades.
Nathmalji-ki-Haveli

This late 19th century haveli was also used as a prime minister's house and has a superb exterior.


The designers exhibited unwavering tenacity and dexterity in executing the massive haveli.

That is my family

This is one of the favourite spot to click snaps.

Next we moved ahead to see other attractions of the city.


P.S: December is the month when lot of tourists land in Rajasthan. So if you really want all the arrangements to be done properly this has to be done before October end.


27 comments:

joo said...

All photos are fabulous but window and balcony are jus outstanding!
Thanks for sharing!

pavi said...

Those buildings look beautiful and carvings on the balconies are marvelous.

Barbara Martin said...

The buildings have such exquisite detail in the carvings. Truly beautiful.

Rajesh said...

Joo, Pavi, Barbara: Thanks for the appreciation. It is a very remarkable intricate work.

Photo Cache said...

If you haven't I hope you frame that family pic. I am simply astounded by the amazing architectural legacy of your ancestors.

I have my window views at blogger.

ilanadavita said...

Beautiful sets of windows, unusual for the Western eye.

LadyFi said...

Fabulously ornate and pretty buildings!

George said...

Both of these buildings are very impressive. I love the architecture. Thanks for the wonderful pictures.

Stine in Ontario said...

The architecture is amazingly beautiful!

storyteller said...

Wonderful view of this impressive structure. You have a lovely family.
Hugs and blessings,

toby said...

That is such an interesting building! You definitely win the prize for most windows per post :)

Manang Kim said...

Very lovely Indian building. Thanks for sharing!

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Erin said...

good day rajesh.
fab capture of your family and such as interesting post about the haveli. read a little more about the history...fascinating.
have a wonderful day and evening.

Carolyn Ford said...

What a beautiful family photo! I also hope you frame it! These are amazing photos of a beautiful world so far away from here! Fabulous post!

maryt/theteach said...

Rajesh, extraordinary decoration and detail on these beautiful windows! :)

Lew said...

Incredibly detailed stone work around those windows. Great shots for the theme! And a nice tour of the havalis.

Leora said...

Amazingly ornate - I wonder what it was like to plan and build those buildings. Great craftsmanship.

Dianne said...

beautiful details in each photo

you have a beautiful family

Rajesh said...

Photo Cache, Ford: Thanks for the appreciation. I have not framed it so far. Now surely I will do it.

ilanadavita, LadyFi, George, Stine, storyteller, toby, Kim, maryt, Erin, Lew, Dianne: Thanks for the appreciation.

Leora: Thanks, these are very old buildings. Lot of efforthas gone in them to build them so beautifully with minimum resources.

SmilingSally said...

Nice blues.

Happy Blue Monday, Rajesh.

Pie said...

Great photos. The balcony is fabulous.

My Blue Monday.

Birgitta "foto CHIP" said...

The photo of your family is lovely :)
The buildings are awesome in it's architecture.

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Rajesh said...

Sally, Pie, Birgitta: Thanks for all the appreciation.

Vrinda said...

Just two days back we planned for a trip to Rajasthan. I will surely visit this place. Thanks for sharing.

nuvofelt said...

So envious. I'd love to see these sights.

Shobha said...

Nice pics.
Rajasthan is so beautiful.

Rajesh said...

Thank you for the appreciation. This is a must see place.