Thursday, November 4, 2010

NathmaljI Ki Haveli, Jaisalmer

This late 19th century haveli (mansion) is located in Jaisalmer (State: Rajasthan). The carvings on the interior as well as exterior of this haveli is magnificent. The designers exhibited high level of quality and skill in executing the massive haveli. (Click on images for bigger view)

Even though it is built with a single building plan, the architectural brilliance is such that the two wings were built differently. However, the two wings seem to have faultless harmony.

The carvings on the window are carved out with great precision.
The walls are ornamented with stone figurines of horses, flowers, birds, elephants and interesting patterns that resemble extravagant pieces of art.

55 comments:

V Rakesh said...

Bravo!

George said...

I'm not sure 'mansion' is a good enough description of this magnificent structure. Was it built as a home?

YOSEE said...

Amazing skill !
The Jharoka is breathtaking. Thanks for the wonderful photographs.

raji said...

nice haveli design..simple yet complicated!how do you discover such hidden places?

Zuzana said...

Your architectural heritage never ceases to impress. Stunning!
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Anonymous said...

i like the silhouete of man..great!
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JM said...

I'm not sure I already told you that Jaisalmer is my favourite city in India! :-)

joo said...

The window is so beautiful Rajesh. The carvings look like lace!

Life Ramblings said...

An amazing structure. thanks for sharing your world.

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Grandioso !

pietrzyk said...

Interesting photos.Greetings Andrzej.

cloudbusting2 said...

I would probably get dizzy in India. All those patterns fighting for the attention. Extravagant indeed.

VALKYRIEN said...

Lovely blue sky - and a beautiful building!

Sylvia K said...

Magnificent architecture and gorgeous blue skies! Terrific post as always, Rajesh! Have a great weekend!

Sylvia

Kcalpesh said...

Great captures!! Marvelous architecture once again...

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Trish ~ ♥ ~ said...

I am enjoying all the images from India.

Pearl Maple said...

Fabulous building and how interesting that they could build to halves seperatly but comes together so well.

Kim, USA said...

All the temple and buildings there are so beautiful!! Thanks for sharing!
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Carver said...

That's a beautiful mansion and so elegant with the intricate carvings.

Diane AZ said...

The carvings look exquisite. Thank you for sharing this beautiful haveli!

ewok1993 said...

Love the balconied windows.

Gramma Ann said...

Lovely blue sky in the background, makes the building even more exquisite.

sonia a. mascaro said...

Just beautiful architecture!
The carvings on the window are stunning!
I would love to visit India.

eden said...

It's beautiful. Great shots.

Have a great weekend.

Marites said...

it looks grand and beautiful! have a good weekend!

ascu75 aka Don said...

beautiful images thanks for pposting. XXX Don

clairz said...

Wonderful architectural photos, as always. You have a good eye and the knowledge to go along with it!

Arija said...

The carvings on your historical buildings ARE pieces of art!

Kay L. Davies said...

Beautiful, Rajesh. I am continually amazed at all the different beautiful places you find to photograph.

Coffeeveggie addict. said...

a very intelligent kind of art...great carvings and fantastic architecture!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Very interesting. Great workmanship.

magiceye said...

such delicate work! amazing!!

happy deepavali!!

indicaspecies said...

Oh wow, that's a beautiful structure. The intricate work on the jharoka is awesome.

Mar said...

Quite a mansion, amazing architecture!!
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Mridula said...

What a magnificent haveli! Have yet to go to Jaisalmer.

ladyfi said...

What a wonderful window and balcony - so exquisite!

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful, love the carvings and detail is just wonderful.

alicesg said...

Oh I love the beautiful balcony. Would imagine a princess standing there.

Ash said...

Marvellous architecture. Happy Diwali!

BraCom (Bram) said...

Magnificent architecture and gorgeous blue skies! amazing architecture!!

have a nice weekend

Linda said...

I love those balcony windows.

Anette said...

Wonderful Photos! So different from how things are built here in Norway :)

Ralph said...

The building is full of complex details that are of a classic age. Likewise, the resulting shadows are complex and many - and beautiful!

Cassie said...

Your ShadowShots are always so ornate! Just wonderful!!

Sweet Repose-Junk Revival said...

Simply stunning, however the motorcycle looks out of place in front of this old relic!

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous shadow shots!

Elephant Ears' Shadows

wanderlust said...

Gorgeous building, such detail!

Coffeeveggie addict. said...

Gorgeous carvings and sculpture

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Rajesh said...

Thanks to all for appreciating this intricately carved beautiful haveli.

Arti said...

A very famous monument, very beautiful captures!

Pratibha The Talent said...

loved the beautiful shot of intricately carved haveli.

Nethra said...

They are just beautiful. :D

Deguide said...

Got to go to this exotic destination or rather apart from Ajmer and Jaipur i have missed out others

Rajesh said...

Thanks to all for appreciating this intricately carved beautiful haveli.Must visit place.

My Unfinished Life said...

nice...but more images would have been appreciated!!


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