Patwon-ki-Haveli, Jaisalmer
Haveli

Patwon-ki-Haveli

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About Patwon-ki-Haveli

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    • Entry: Paid
    • Not Allowed: Pets
    • Timings - Opening & Closing: Monday - Friday: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM , Saturday: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM , Sunday: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM , Public Holidays: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Patwon-ki-Haveli is situated in a narrow lane near the Patwa Complex. It is the first haveli to have been erected in Jaisalmer. This haveli is essentially a cluster of five havelis, which was constructed in 1805 by Guman Chand Patwa. A rich trader, Guman Chand Patwa constructed five separate storeys for his five sons.

The haveli is built using yellow sandstone and the main gateway is brown in colour. The entire construction took over 50 years to complete and all the havelis were completed in the first 60 years of the 19th century.



Currently, this haveli is maintained by the state government, which uses it for different official purposes. There is an office of the Archaeological Survey of India and State Art & Craft Department inside the haveli.

Tourists coming to this haveli can take a rickshaw or simply walk through the narrow lane.

What travellers are saying about Patwon-ki-Haveli

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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
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  • Camera/Video allowed
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Abhinav Kumar

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  • Abhinav Kumar
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 290 photos
  • 171 Reviews
  •  153 helpful votes
  •  95316 readers

"The Beautiful Piece of Art and Architecture"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Patwon ki Haveli is one of the prime sightseeing place in Jaisalmer. The heritage monument is marvel of the city. The beautiful work of art on ceiling of the halls and chambers will leave you speechless. The premises is free to visit however if you wish to visit each chamber or halls then you need to buy ticket that will provide you guided access to the palace.
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Nitin Sachdeva

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  • Nitin Sachdeva
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  • Lives in Delhi
  • 15 Reviews
  •  5 helpful votes
  •  2980 readers

"Wow- This is how Raja's use to live"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Feb 22, 2017
Full paisa vasool attraction, worth travelling for. Please take a guide as he can tell you all about the history of this haveli and all the rooms and items placed inside. It will tell you how lavishly our raja's use to live.
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Nitin bansal

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  • Nitin bansal
  • 4 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  379 readers

"Seen better havelis"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted Nov 5, 2016
Trust me. The havelis are better from outside than the interiors. Few places to visit in the city. So the slightly better ones get hyped and crowded but then you feel cheated once seen all. Have nothing more to say!!!
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Santhosh Wilson

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  • Santhosh Wilson
  • Lives in Thiruvananthapuram
  • 178 photos
  • 37 Reviews
  •  24 helpful votes
  •  14391 readers

"The Heritage Charm"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Apr 24, 2016
Patwon-ki Haveli is one of the popular attractions in Jaisalmer. It's not just the elegant buildings, but the location itself is clad in golden coloured stone. The narrow lane in front of the Haveli has its own charm. Better you get the service of a guide so that you will be able to get a clear idea of the historical value of the Haveli. We were lucky to have a guide arranged by the hotel Akashdeep, where we stayed. There is enough scope for photography too. People usually stand near the 'jharokhas' (the typical open windows in Rajasthani architecture) and get their pictures taken. A Jaisalmer visitor should never miss this heritage building.
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Manish Mundra

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  • Manish Mundra
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 6 photos
  • 10 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
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"Admirable haveli"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Apr 16, 2016
Very nice haveli. A must visit in jaisalmer. Glass-work in few rooms are excellent. Cameras are allowed. Collection of antiques there are excellent. There are five havelis of Patois, but only one haveli is open for tourists, but it is worth visiting. It is better to hire a guide there who are available at reasonable rates.
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Prakash  baid

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  • Prakash baid
  • Lives in Kolkata
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  • 10 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
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"Must watch"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Mar 10, 2016
Patwon ki Haveli is not of king it is of one very rich man who even lend money to king. Patwon were very known and renowned family in city. It's awesome Haveli and I liked mirror work lot in the haveli and lot of private locker was very new for me. Very nominal entry charge and hire guide to make visit easy they will explain everything. Must watch.
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Nishchal Shah

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  • Nishchal Shah
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 16 photos
  • 4 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  1817 readers

"Patwo means Jain banias haveli"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Feb 12, 2016
Nice heritage haveli. Try to get some time for this place also, it's in the fort, closing time is 7:00 pm. It's open for all tourist. Entrance lane is also beautiful.
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Bindiya Patel

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  • Bindiya Patel
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  • Lives in Ahmedabad
  • 31 photos
  • 12 Reviews
  •  6 helpful votes
  •  6356 readers

"Nice historical Haveli"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Jan 19, 2016
We visited this place during our stay and it's nice historical Haveli to see their art and buildup style. There is many other Haveli there but this one is nice to see if you are in Jaisalmer.
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Manish bhatnagar

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  • Manish bhatnagar
  • Lives in Jaipur
  • 30 photos
  • 49 Reviews
  •  15 helpful votes
  •  43699 readers

"Jewel in the Crown"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Jan 7, 2016
The Havelis are one of the most beautiful place to visit in Jaisalmer. It's interior and decor is excellent and worth visiting place. You need to purchase entry ticket to go inside and photography is allowed. To understand better you must take local guide.
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Vineet Jhaveri

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  • Lives in Ahmedabad
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  • 15 Reviews
  •  53 helpful votes
  •  19993 readers

"Peek into Royal living"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Jan 2, 2016
Haveli provides a peek into the living of the 5 brothers. Historical items displayed for public view. Also famous for locale and for various bollywood movies. Nice view of the fort and the town of Jaisalmer. Camera must.

Guides available but would recommend research prior to visiting the place.
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