Patwon Ki Haveli, Jaisalmer- a combination of five Havelis within it’s complex!

Jaisalmer’s second most popular spot after the Jaisalmer Fort is Patwon Ki Haveli, which is not just a single building, but a combination of five different Havelis, each with a distinct quality of its own.

The first among these havelis was commissioned and constructed in the year 1805 by Guman Chand Patwa and is the biggest and the most ostentatious. It is believed that Patwa was a rich man and was a renowned trader of his time. He could afford and thus ordered the construction of separate stories for each of his 5 sons. These were completed in the span of 50 years. All five houses were constructed in the first 60 years of the 19th century.

Built in red sandstone in the period between 1800 and 1860 AD, it is well known for its beautiful latticework on its porticos made of stone and wood. There is a stunning apartment in it, which is flawlessly painted with beautiful murals. Patwon Ki haveli is renowned for its ornate wall paintings, intricate yellow sandstone-carved jharokhas or balconies, gateways and doorways. Although the building itself is made from yellow sandstone, the main gateway is brown.

It is a beautiful Haveli known for its elaborate latticed havelis with facade five-storey building. Due to its brocade trading reputation, Patwon Ki Haveli is also known as ‘Mansion of Brocade Merchants’, based on its fervent trading characteristics.

The architecture of Patwon Ki Haveli is similar to almost every other building of Jaisalmer, and it blends in with the golden features of the city very well.

Come, take out time to admire the exquisite architecture of the most well-designed Haveli in Jaisalmer.


9 am to 5 pm daily

Entry Fees

Foreign visitors- Rs.100
Indian visitors- Rs.20