once land of several princely states and kingdoms ruled by various Maharajas (Kings) and their nobles and the once glory and splendor in the land of Rajasthan is clearly understood from the various majestic monuments that are known widely today. The once glory and honor, excellence in architecture, blood and blade, battles won and the undaunted spirit of the brave warriors all throughout Rajasthan’s history speaks volumes in the form of palaces, forts, havelis or mansions, temples, arts and crafts. While the Maharajas and the princes built their stately impregnable palaces and forts with superior artistic style, they also built several havelis as their place of residence and some for their nobles. These havelis are not big or splendid enough to be called a palace or fort but it is much more than just to be called a place of residence. Many facets of havelis resemble that of the imposing palaces. However, the size and workmanship of these havelis vary with the status of the owner.
The several magnificently-built havelis in Rajasthan is another clear example of the royal grandeur and the rich architectural heritage of this wonderful land. These exquisite havelis incorporate that of Hindu, Mughal and the Rajputs with the style of architecture different from each others. The large corridors, multiple courtyards, and amazing pavilions, ceiling and fountains are some of the facets that resemble palaces. Havelis are architecturally brilliant especially mirror work and paintings. Besides for residential purposes, havelis are used as store houses of the ages old objects and memorabilia of the royal families. The exclusive swords, crowns, king size beds and saddles are some objects that exactly speaks the once rich lifestyle of the ancient royal families. The once residential places of Kings, Thakurs and the rich and noble merchants, havelis in Rajasthan are truly the testimony of the once glorious royal and grandeur of Rajasthan.
Havelis are one of the most artistic attractions for tourist in Rajasthan and visiting them is like sharing a piece of royalty and grandeur. Today, still retaining the past glory and splendor, many of these havelis are converted into luxury heritage hotels offering world class amenities. While tourist stays in one of these heritage hotels, they can also enjoy the amazing sightseeing of many of these imposing monuments when on a travel spree in Rajasthan. Besides the popular ones, almost every village in Rajasthan has a haveli. Some of the famous havelis and perhaps which attract most tourists from around the world include Nathmalji Ki Haveli, Patwon Ki Haveli, Salim Singh Ki Haveli, Alisar Haveli, Samode Haveli, Piramal Haveli, Jhunjhunwala Haveli and many more. There are lots to explore, learn, experience and of course enjoy with world class facilities. For a traveler who is interested in history, heritage and culture, Rajasthan offers the perfect destination. Come, enjoy and take away a piece of royalty with you and cherish your life forever with the memory of glory and splendor of Rajasthan. sss