Two architect brothers built Nathmal Ji Ki Haveli in the 19th century. They worked on the haveli from two sides and the outcome is a beautiful blend of the symmetrical construction. Miniature style paintings and mighty tuskers carved out of yellow sandstone are used for decoration.
Nathmalji Ki Haveli Architecture
Another attraction is the elephants in yellow sandstone, which are placed at the impressively carved entrance door. Even if these are not included, Nathmal Ki Haveli is still considered the best in Jaisalmer in terms of splendor. There are other crafts in the haveli which are worth appreciation. There are two Elephants made of yellow stone which are stunning at itself.
These life-size replicas have been put in front of the main entrance so that it looks as if they are guarding the Haveli and welcoming the guests. Other than these, there are pictures carved on pillars and walls. These pictures of Horses, Cattle, and depiction of Flora among other things. But the most interesting feature of this haveli is the drawing of modern facilities such as cars, fans etc. It is said and believed that the Architect brothers dint see these things ever in their life and carved it with mere help of their imageries given by people who had seen it.