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Rajasthan is named after the Rajputs who were kings as well as brave soldiers. They have created many spectacular building where they used to stay popularly known as havelis, which helped as a resident for the royal family. These monuments are the evidence of the remaining example of the state rich architectural heritage.The much talked havelis of Rajasthan are Samode haveli, Patwon Ki Haveli, Nathmalji Ki Haveli, Shekhavati Haveli, Mandawa haveli and many others.

The Alsisar Haveli in located in the heart of the Jaipur city. The history of this haveli dates back to the 18th century. It highlights the splendor of old Rajput days and the regal of rajasthani experience for the guests. This beautiful Haveli was built in the year 1862 and has a large elevated platform that dominates the central area of the ground floor, which was once used for get-together by the gentlemen of the house and now used for hosting puppet shows and folk dances for guests. Alsisar Haveli, one of the rich heritage of shekhawati region, is als known as Asisar Mahal.

Bagore Ki Haveli is an old building build in front of the Lake Pichola at Gangori Ghat. It has more than 100 rooms with well-arranged balconies, terraces, courtyards and corridors. Among the many precious and unmatched articles, Bagore Ki Haveli contains the costumes of the royal king, premium mural paintings of Rajasthan designed in Mewar, exclusive stuff of Rajputs like jewellery boxes, dice-games, hukkas, pan boxes, nut crackers, hand fans, rose water sprinklers, copper vessels and other items of the erstwhile rulers.

The Mandawa Fort, also known as the Castle Mandawa was built in the 18th century by Thakur Nawal Singh, son of Shardul Singh with a medieval theme.This is a colossal fort that has a painted arched gateway with pictures of Lord Krishna and his cows. Paintings of Lord Krishna, exquisite carvings and amazing mirror works are fundamental to the rooms of this fort.

The Mandawa Haveli Jaipur was built in the year 1896 by Thakur Bhagwat Singhji, the 15th ruler of Mandawa. This Haveli is situated in the shekhawati region of Jaipur and was ruled by the clan of Kachhawa Rajputs. The Haveli , built in Jaipur style of architecture has numerous pillars and arches and is richly curved. It is adorned with the interesting and beautiful paintings of Lord Krishna and his cowsheds.

Nathmalji Ki Haveli was the residence of the Prime Minister of Jaisalmer, Diwan Mohata Nathmal, and it was built in yellow sandstone in Jaisalmer. The most interesting fact about it is that all its artefacts are done by a jeweler and not a stone carver.

The Patwon ki Haveli is the most important and the largest haveli, and this haveli is in Jaisalmer. It is not a single haveli but a group of five small havelis. The first in the row is also the most popular, and is also known as Kothari’s Patwa Haveli. The first among these was commissioned and constructed in the year 1805 by Guman Chand Patwa, then a rich trader of jewelry and fine brocades, and is the biggest and the most grandiose.

The Patwon ki Haveli is the most important and the largest haveli, and this haveli is in Jaisalmer. It is not a single haveli but a group of five small havelis. The first in the row is also the most popular, and is also known as Kothari’s Patwa Haveli. The first among these was commissioned and constructed in the year 1805 by Guman Chand Patwa, then a rich trader of jewelry and fine brocades, and is the biggest and the most grandiose.

The Samode Haveli is one of the ancient building of the ‘Pink city’, Jaipur. This Haveli is about 150 years old and was built by Rawal Sheo Singhji. He was the prime minister of those time in the Jaipur court and belonged to the Samode family. This majestic old mansion is adorned with beautiful courtyard, gardens and terraces. The inner courtyard of the haveli was built and used as the manor house of the royal family of Samode.