Patwon ki Haveli

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    Location: No. 3129, opposite Choora Paada, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan 345001, India

    Estimated Visiting Time: 2 to 3 hours

    Patwon Ki Haveli is a unique creation of Architecture. It is situated in the golden city of Jaisalmer, under the state of Rajasthan, in India. This is also called the Mansion of Brocade Merchants. It has great significance in the history of Jaisalmer. This is a combination of five Havelis within the complex. Which is the largest of this kind of Havelis in Jaisalmer and the state of Rajasthan.

    You can see several balconies with intricate carvings, and windows at first glance. Locally it is called Kothari’s Patwa Haveli. It gives a glimpse into the royal lifestyle of the Patwa family. This historical place is one of the three Havelis that are deemed impressive in Jaisalmer.

    The Haveli is beautifully decorated with exquisite wall paintings, intricate balconies, arches, gateways, and magnificent mirror works on the walls. 

    Every year a huge number of travelers come to visit this place. If you are a travel lover and love to explore new places, you must visit this majestic haveli.


    The Patwon Ki Haveli is one of the most beautiful Havelis not only in Jaisalmer but also in the state of Rajasthan. It is a wonderful creation of architecture and a historical landmark in the city. The interior design of this haveli is mesmerizing. There is also a museum in the haveli. It will give you knowledge about the royalty of the Patwa family. Moreover, this place is great for photography. You can click on some amazing pictures here. Visiting this place will be an amazing experience for you.


    Rajasthan heritage building exterior with intricate stone artwork known as the Patwon ki haveli at Jaisalmer. A popular tourist destination.

    The huge Patwon Ki Haveli was built by Guman Chand Patwa in the early 1800s. He was an affluent merchant from Jaisalmer. They were one of the famous gold and silver embroidery thread dealers of the city. 

    It is also said that the Patwa family was involved in smuggling opium illegally. Guman Chand Patwa the owner of the haveli wanted to build one haveli in Jaisalmer and the construction started in 1805. As time progressed he made more profit and then decided to build five separate Havelis in the same complex. It took about 60 years to finish the construction of this huge haveli.

    Inside/Outside Views

    Exterior of ancient Patwon ki Haveli, also known as Patwa Haveli, Kothari's Haveli in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan state, India.

    Patwon ki Haveli or Kothari’s Patwa Haveli is a 5-story Rajputana haveli. It is made in the traditional Jaisalmer style of architecture, made of yellow sandstone, and has intricate detailing. 

    The mansion on the ground floor of this palace is the largest of all of them. The interior of these Havelis is so fascinating and eye-catching. All Havelis are decorated beautifully with different kinds of patterns carved into the sandstone. There are a total of 60 traditional Jharokhas and each has ornately carved stone frames and latticework which makes this haveli more attractive.

    Opening Hours

    1. Monday 9 AM – 6:30 PM
    2. Tuesday 9 AM – 6:30 PM
    3. Wednesday 9 AM – 6:30 PM
    4. Thursday 9 AM – 6:30 PM
    5. Friday 9 AM – 6:30 PM
    6. Saturday 9 AM – 6:30 PM
    7. Sunday 9 AM – 6:30 PM

    Entry & Others Fees

    • Entry fee for Indian visitors RS. 20 (per person) and 
    • Entry fee for foreign visitors RS. 100 (per person)

    How to Reach

    By air: The nearest airport to Patwon ki Haveli is Jaisalmer airport. It is located at a distance of 14.2 km from the haveli. This airport is well connected with the other major cities of India. Local transport can be easily found at the airport. By hiring them one can easily reach the palace.

    By train: The city of Jaisalmer can be easily reached by train. The nearest railway station to Patwon Ki Haveli is the Jaisalmer railway station. It is situated at a distance of 2.3 km away from the palace. This railway station is also well connected with other major cities of the country.

    By Road: You can find local transport at the airport that can take you to the lake.

    Tips for Travellers

    • Wear cotton clothes or comfortable clothes and proper footwear to have a comfortable trip.
    • Carry a water bottle with you cause there is no drinking water available in this place
    • You may carry sunglass and sunscreen with you to avoid sunburn.
    • It may take a long time to visit this place properly.


    Que-01: Is this place safe to visit?

    Ans: Yes, it is a safe place for tourists. You can go there without any doubt. Different kinds of people come to visit this place. So you need to be careful. If you face any kind of problem here you can contact the police. For your convenience, here is the local police station location-

    Location: Gadisar Rd, Dhibba Para, Manak Chowk, Amar Sagar Pol, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan 345001, India

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    Que-02: Is photography allowed in this place?

    Ans: Yes, photography is available in this beautiful palace. You can carry your camera with you for a little fee. 

    • Fee for the still camera: RS. 50
    • Fee for video camera: RS. 100

    Que-03: Are guides available in Patwon ki Haveli?

    Ans: Guides are available in Patwon Ki Haveli. 

    • You can take help from them.
    • The guide charge is RS.100 – 200

    Que-04: Are travelers allowed to take food inside the Haveli?

    Ans: No, travelers are not allowed to carry food with them inside the palace. 

    Que-05: When is the best time to visit Patwon Ki Haveli?

    Ans: The perfect time to visit this gorgeous palace is from October to March. During this time of the year, the weather of the city remains pleasant and travel-friendly. You will be able to avoid the scorching heat of the city and enjoy your trip. Though you can visit this place any time of the year.

    Places to visit near Patwon Ki Haveli:

    • Gadisar Lake
    • Jaisalmer Fort
    • Nathmal Ki Haveli
    • The Thar Heritage Museum
    • Salam Singh Ki Haweli (Moti Mahal)
    • Vyas Chhatri

    We wish you all the best for your journey. Happy Travel!!!

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