Salim Singh Ki Haveli, Jaisalmer – an architectural wonder!

This haveli was built in the first half of the 18th century and a part of it is still occupied by descendants of the original residents. This mansion is famous for its peculiar architecture as it comprises of 38 elegant carved balconies. The architecture of this mansion is inspired by dancing peacock. One of the most aspiring constructions of its times, the Haveli is so impressive, that it even invited the ruler’s envy during its era.

Legend has it that there were two additional wooden storeys that made it match the Maharaja’s palace in height, but he ordered for the upper level to be demolished.

This 300-year-old piece of architecture is a piece of sheer elegance and when built was way ahead of its times. The extraordinary blue cupola roof that this haveli had is just another reminder of how ecstatic this haveli was. This place carries a lot of history and therefore is one place for History lovers to visit.

Like other havelis in Jaisalmer, this too has tuskers guarding the gateways. These are made of sandstones and look very close to the original in appearance.

Entrance Fee:
For Indians : Rs.10
For foreigners :Rs. 15

Note: The charges for carrying a camera is rupees 50 and for a camcorder is rupees 100.

Visiting Time: 6 am to 5 pm