Thursday, April 11, 2013


Situated amid picturesque Thar Desert, Jaisalmer city is among the major tourist attractions in Rajasthan. It is marvel of beautiful culture and harsh climate conditions. The Sonar Quila fort, made of yellow sand stone will immediately command your attention here. The city is also known for its old mansions, better known as Havelis. Among many of them you will find Nathmalji ki Haveli most striking.

This haveli was originally built by two brothers Lallu and Hathi working on the haveli from different ends could arrive at such harmonious symphony in stone.
One working on the right side and the other on the left. Though the motif used by one is not similar to the other, yet they are in harmony. One has to look closely to spot any dissimilarities. The boundary however, has been dissolved by a common facade at the front. Exquisite carvings on the 19th century haveli will fascinate you.

As most of the construction was done by Muslim artisans, it reflects the popular architecture and in certain aspects resemble the popular buildings made by the erstwhile Muslim rulers.

Images - Google
Info. - Rajasthan Tourism