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Nathmalji Ki Haveli in Jaisalmer

·  Summer: March-August (25°C - 42°C)
·  Winter: November-February (7°C - 24°C)
·  Monsoon: September-October

Best time to visit:  October-March

Opening Time: 09:00 a.m.
Closing Time: 05:00 p.m.
Weekly Holiday: Nil

Entry Fees for Indians Adults:  INR 40
Children:  INR 40
Cameras:  Nil
Video Camera:  Nil
Entry Fees for Foreign Nationals Adults:  INR 40
Children:  INR 40
Cameras:  Nil
Video Camera:  Nil
Royal havelis (mansions) are the distinctive attractions in the city of Jaisalmer. Among the most interesting of these structures is Nathmal Ji Ki Haveli which was constructed as the royal residence of city’s Prime Minister Diwan Mohata Nathmal in the late 19th century. A blend of Rajasthani and Islamic architectures, the haveli is most admired for its wall paintings and carvings.

One can explore spectacular depictions of animals, cars, fans and a variety of floral designs on the interior walls. Two Muslim brothers Hathi and Lulu were the architects of this grand mansion with two yellow sandstone elephants guarding its doors. The interesting irregular shape of the mansion resulted from the fact that the two architects started building the haveli from two different facets.

Beautiful window cuts, fabulous balconies and many amazing architectural elements add to the haveli’s exquisiteness. Even after so many years, the place maintains its royal grace which is worth exploring.

Road: The haveli is located right next to the Jaisalmer Fort in the heart of the city and can be accessed on foot or in a cab or auto-rickshaw. One can reach the city of Jaisalmer conveniently as it has excellent road connectivity in all directions.

Railway: Jaisalmer Railway Station is no more than 2 km. from the haveli’s location. It is possible to hire cabs and auto-rickshaws for this small road trip.

Airway: The closest airport to the haveli is located at Jodhpur (about 274 km. away). Taxis are the most convenient modes to travel this long distance, though state transport buses also run from Jodhpur to Jaisalmer.