Salim Singh ki Haveli Jaisalmer

salim singh ki haveli jaisalmer
  • Built in: 1815 AD

  • Things to do & see: Rajasthani Architecture, Stone Carvings, Mirror work

  • Entry fees: Rs 10 & Rs 15 (Indians & Foreigners)

  • Visit duration: 1-2 hours

Jaisalmer havelis are the most popular sightseeing places of Jaisalmer and all of them are located hardly 10 min walking distance from Jaisalmer Fort.

So after you have visited Jaisalmer Fort, you must make sure that you visit these havelis and have a look at their unbelievable architecture.

There are around 6-7 havelis around Jaisalmer Fort, and Salim Singh ki Haveli is the most outstanding of them all. It was built in the year 1815.

This haveli has an interesting history behind its construction, which makes it even more attractive than the other havelis.

So to read more about Salim Singh ki Haveli, go to the sections below, where you will find details like entry fees, visiting hours, nearby hotels, tourist attractions and so on.

And don’t forget to read more about the Top Tourist Sites in Jaisalmer.

The entry fee to visit Salim Singh ki Haveli is:

  • Rs 10/- for Indians
  • Rs 15/- for Foreigners

Photography and taking videos is allowed inside Salim Singh ki Haveli, so don’t forget to take your DSLR cameras and mobile phones for taking images or videos.

  • Camera charges: Rs 50/-
  • Video Camera: Rs 100/-

The visiting hours of Salim Singh ki Haveli are between 8 am in the morning till 5 pm in the evening.

You can visit Salim Singh ki Haveli on the same day of your Jaisalmer Fort tour. So from 1 pm onwards, you can start visiting the havelis.

The major attraction of Salim Singh ki Haveli is the upper floor of the haveli, which has balconies or jharokhas on all sides.

There are 38 balconies and all of them have intricate stone carvings and the details that are seen in these balconies are the most wonderful thing to see in Salim Singh ki Haveli.

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Inside there are rooms and corridors where you will see:

  • Colored Mirror work
  • Vintage paintings
  • Stone sculptures
  • Carvings on jaali or windows

Salim Singh ki Haveli is just 3 min walk from Jaisalmer Fort, and 6 minute drive from Jaisalmer Railway Station.

Take a local rickshaw from the Jaisalmer Railway Station, or if you are going from Jaisalmer Fort, you can just take a short walk to reach Salim Singh ki Haveli.

We have given the location of Salim Singh ki Haveli and you can find it here on Google Maps.

If you are going to stay in hotels close to Salim Singh ki Haveli, then check out these ones:

  • Hotel Killa Bhawan
  • Royal Villa Jaisalmer
  • 1st Gate Home Fusion
  • Hotel Garh Jaisal Haveli
  • Mystic Jaisalmer Hotel

There are other top hotels in Jaisalmer that we can recommend you on the basis of traveller ratings, and these are:

  • Hotel Lalgarh Fort and Palace
  • The Gulaal
  • Jaisalmer Marriott Resort & Spa
  • Suryagarh Palace
  • Hotel Pleasant Haveli

Salim Singh, who built this haveli in the year 1815, was a Prime Minister of Jaisalmer kingdom. According to popular stories, he wanted to build a haveli that would be as high as Jaisalmer Fort, and even more beautiful than the fort itself. But the king did not approve of this plan of Salim Singh, and he ordered to demolish the upper two floors.

You will be mesmerized by the architecture of this haveli, when you look at it from the outside. It is the upper floor of this haveli that will impress you the most.

You will see that the entire upper floor is covered with balconies on all sides. People call this haveli by different names like Jahaz Mahal, Moti Mahal.

There are as much as 38 balconies, and the stone carvings on these balconies is so delicately done by craftsmen of that era that it is easy to see why this haveli is more grand than all the havelis of Jaisalmer. What is even more astonishing about this haveli is that huge stone blocks were joined by iron rods.

Inside, there are rooms and corridors on the different floors of this haveli. You will see magnificent colored mirror work décor in these rooms, and the walls are adorned by paintings. But pay special attention to the jaali designs on the windows or jharokhas of this haveli. They are a masterpiece of Rajasthani architecture.

Descendants of Salim Singh still live in part of this haveli, and if you want to see this haveli for yourself, then do visit Jaisalmer with Rajputana Cabs. You can look at our Jaisalmer Taxi service or further information, and read all about our Jaisalmer Sightseeing Packages.

You can contact our Jaisalmer office, or call Mr Singh at +91 9928399846, and he will guide you with cab bookings and further info.

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