Photographer's Note

Hello everybody

I captured this beautiful architecture at the last week of November, 2010 when I traveled at Jaisalmer in Rajasthan. This is famous Patwa (Patwan) ki Haveli at Jaisalmer.

Rajasthan and in particular Jaisalmer is well known for its rich culture and intricately designed marvels of the architecture, which have won Jaisalmer a distinctive place. One such marvel is the truly royal and magnificent cluster of Patwa Havelis. Patwa Havelis are a cluster of five havelis aligned in a narrow lane in the heart of the city. The whole building is made in yellow sandstone and of the five havelis, the first haveli in the lane aka the Kothari’s Patwa Haveli. It is one of the finest, oldest havelis in Jaisalmer, which is full of artistic work in each corner, be it gracefully carved pillars, facade or the balconies (Jharokhas)and bears expensive decorated items that were imported from various countries. The murals and interiors have derived inspiration from the Rajputi, Mughal as well as Victorian architecture.

This is the largest Haveli in Jaisalmer and stands in a narrow lane. This haveli is presently occupied by the government, which uses it for various purposes. The office of the Archeological Survey of India and State art and craft department is situated in the haveli itself.

I am really lucky have seen this beautiful architecture and tried to capture it.

with best wishes to all.


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  • Copyright: SWAPAN ROY (swapankumarroy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 494 W: 0 N: 844] (3769)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2010-11-25
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
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