The time when Jaisalmer was the capital of the kingdom, Salim Singh was its prime minister who was the main person behind the building of this majestic Haveli popularly known as Salim Singh ki Haveli, the construction of which was completed in the year 1815. Strong iron rods were used for connecting the stones in the mansion rather than utilizing cement and mortar, which is commonly used.
There are in total 38 intricately designed balconies in the mansion which are known for its unique architectural design. Dancing Peacock is the inspiration behind the architectural style of the mansion. The rulers of the ancient era envied the Haveli known for its grandiose structure because it has its own identity amongst all the structures existing at that time.The architecture of the Haveli is distinguishable from other prominent structures. It is the beautiful form of a peacock in which the roof of the mansion is built. Initially, it is believed that two more floors were proposed by Salim Singh but keeping in mind the excellent spirit the Maharaja ordered the demolition of extra floors. Even though no considerable evidence has come forward to substantiate this fact.
Having few similarities like other Havelis situated in Jaisalmer, this Haveli is also guarded by huge elephants on its main entrance. A very close look at these tuskers which are made of sandstone will make them look like the original. There exist as much as 38 balconies in the Haveli each having a unique design of its own. The Haveli is also known as Jahazmahal among the locals due to the presence of stern which looks like a ship in the front part of the Haveli.
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The weather during winters is quite typical, visitors must prefer visiting the city of Jaisalmer between November to February because of the cold and enjoyable weather during these months whereas the summers in the deserts are so hot that is so hard to bear and exploring a city like Jaisalmer in such weather is quite a task, the city, being surrounded by Thar Desert shall be preferred to be visited in winters.
Salim Singh ki Haveli has located nearby the Railway Station of Jaisalmer. Jaisalmer is a city that can be visited through any means of transport such as Air, Rail or Road. If one feels like emerging into the authentic beauty of the state of Rajasthan, then visiting Jaisalmer by availing the services of Get Cab India for Jaisalmer taxi is the best option. Since the Haveli is located amongst the narrow lanes of the city. It is preferable that the taxi should be parked near the parking of Gadisar Lake. It is a walking distance from there to reach this magnificent Haveli and to get a deep insight into its intricate Architectural Design.
This prominent fort is popularly known as ‘Sone ka Quila’ among the tourists and visitors. Rao Jaisal was the ruler who helped in building this fort in the 12th century. This infamous site has been declared as UNESCO World Heritage Site and is a must-visit for exploring the beauty of the city of Jaisalmer.
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Gulam Chand Patwa, who was an esteemed trader of his times was the founder of this Haveli, and it took around 60 years to complete this majestic Haveli. This Haveli is one of the prominent places among those love intricate and distinct architectural designs and style.
This beautiful lake is known to be one of the most peaceful and serene artificial lakes in the city of Jaisalmer. Maharaja Raja Rawal Jaisal was the one in whose mind the idea of building this lake was imprinted. It is one of the most visited places in the city and is prominent among both the locals and the tourists.
This place is considered to be the main entrance to the beautiful Gadisar Lake; it is a multi-storeyed gate giving you a feeling of a warm welcome and the beautiful scriptures and carvings inscribed upon this structure is a sight which must be viewed while visiting the lake.
There are a total number of 7 temples which are located in the surrounding area of the Jaisalmer Fort. The existence of these temples dates back to as old as the 12th century. Each of the seven temples being devoted to different Tirthankaras of Jains and providing a deep insight into various scriptures and carvings, these temples must be visited while exploring the Jaisalmer Fort.
This peaceful temple is situated within the complex of the Jaisalmer Fort. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Laxmi, also known as Goddess of Wealth and her consort Lord Vishnu. Built-in the year 1494, this temple is considered to be amongst one of the oldest temples of Jaisalmer was constructed when Rao Lunkaran was the ruler. If one is a keen lover of beautiful inscriptions carved on the wall and charming paintings, then one must go to this temple while visiting the Jaisalmer fort.