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    Patwon Ki Haveli: Exploring the Architectural Marvel of Jaisalmer

    Patwon Ki Haveli is a must-visit destination for travellers seeking a glimpse into the opulence of Rajasthan’s past. In the heart of the enchanting city of Jaisalmer in the Indian state of Rajasthan lies a testament to the grandeur of yesteryears – Patwon Ki Haveli. This collection of elaborately carved havelis, or traditional mansions, stands as a mesmerizing example of the architecture and craftsmanship. It is steeped in history and adorned with intricate details. A Tapestry of History: Patwon Ki Haveli is not just a single haveli but a cluster of five havelis, built by Guman Chand Patwa, a wealthy merchant, in the first half of the 19th century. Each haveli was constructed for his five sons, and together they form a striking architectural ensemble. The havelis are located in the golden-hued Thar Desert, and their yellow sandstone façades beautifully blend with the surrounding landscape. Architectural Extravaganza: The architectural brilliance lies in its intricate carvings, ornate facades, and unique design elements. The havelis are a fine example of the traditional Rajasthani ‘haveli’ architecture, featuring jharokhas (overhanging balconies), carved brackets, and…

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