Another piece of marvel to gaze at, is the Haveli of Salim Singh ji. It is one of Jaisalmer’s most stunning structures, located in the city’s core. It was refurbished in the 19th century on the orders of Salim Singh Mahto , the then-prime minister of India. The haveli is also known as Jahaz Mahal because the front face of the monument resembles the stern of a ship. This mansion was built without the use of cement or mortar, instead relying on strong iron rods to join the stones. Although the haveli is about 300 years old, the architecture continues to enchant visitors.
The roof is shaped like a peacock and is attractively arched. The haveli contains 38 balconies with pale blue cupolas, each with its own unique shape. When you enter the Haveli, you will be greeted by two stone elephants and walls decorated in innumerable royal murals. Inside the Haveli, there is another Mahal called as Moti Mahal. The Mahal’s opulence will leave you speechless. It used to be a hangout for aristocratic and royal courtiers.
The Haveli, one of the most ambitious monuments of its period, is so gorgeous that it even inspired envy among the rulers. The Haveli, one of the most ambitious monuments of its period, is so gorgeous that it even inspired envy among the rulers.