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  • Entrance Fee:
    Indian: Rs.20
    Foreigner: Rs.100
  • Opening Hour:
    8am - 6pm (Daily)
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  • LocationJaisalmer, Rajasthan

  • Opening Hours 8am - 6pm (Daily)

  • Entrance Fee Indian: Rs.20
    Foreigner: Rs.100

  • Camera Fee Still: Rs.50
    Video: Rs.100

Patwon ki Haveli in Jaisalmer

An architectural wonder of the bygone era, Patwon Ki Haveli is one of the main attractions that one can look for in the city of Jaisalmer. The Patwon Ki Haveli is a cluster of five small Havelis whose exteriors are dipped in an enchanting shade of gold.

The history of this magnificent structure dates back to the 18th century. Once the residence of wealthy traders, the Jaisalmer Patwas, the Haveli was constructed over fifty years by Guman Chand Patwa and his five sons. A genuine specimen of Rajputana sculpture, the Patwon Ki Haveli is famous for its exclusive mirror work and fine wall paintings.

Among the five Havelis that form the entire complex, one has been converted into a museum that displays a vast collection of antique furniture and decorative goods. Besides this, the third Haveli or mansion on the premises also houses rich items, including traditional art and craftwork from local artisans.

How to Reach Patwon ki Haveli

The Patwon Ki Haveli is conveniently located in the center of Jaisalmer, next to the Patwa  , and is reachable by both public and private transportation. However, since the streets are small, walking is advised.

Best time to visit Patwon ki Haveli

The ideal time to visit Patwon ki Haveli is from September to February. 


  • Due to its location in the Thar Desert, Jaisalmer tends to get quite hot, so it's vital to pack clothes that are suited for the season.
  • It is advised to wander across the sizable Haveli complex in comfortable shoes.
  • Sunglasses and a hat are also useful for making the Haveli Tour enjoyable.
  • Tourists can hire guides, and photography is permitted for a price.

Things to do/see

  • Tourists can view significant artifacts and historical evidence in the Patwon Ki Haveli complex, which also houses the office of the Archaeological Survey of India.
  • Visitors are taken aback by the sight of the numerous balconies and jharokhas, which provide a comprehensive perspective of the courtyard.
  • The arches, gateways, jharokhas, apartments, and courtyard are all richly decorated and photogenic structures with mirror work and exquisite miniature carvings.
  • The artwork and lifestyle depicted in the museum from that period showcase Rajasthan's rich cultural diversity, particularly in Jaisalmer.
  • Visitors have spent a fair amount of time admiring the first Haveli's incredible architecture, as they should, given that it is the most well-known.

If you are planning to visit Patwon ki Haveli, then you must check out our Jaisalmer tour packages.

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