This haveli was built in the first half of the 18th century and a part of it is still occupied by descendants of the original residents. The high arched roof is supported by carved brackets designed in the shape of peacocks. Legend has it that there were two additional wooden storeys that made it match the Maharaja's palace in height, but he ordered for the upper level to be demolished.
Salim Singh Ki Haveli was built in 1815 by Salim Singh, the prime minister of the kingdom when Jaisalmer was the capital. This mansion was not created with the help of cements and mortar- the stones are connected with strong iron rods. This mansion is famous for its distinctive architecture as it is constitutes 38 gracefully carved balconies. The architecture of this mansion is inspired by dancing peacock. One of the most ambitious constructions of its times, the Haveli is so magnificent, that it even invited the ruler's envy during its era.
Salim Singh ki Haveli Architecture
This admirable mansion has a beautifully arched roof with excellent carved brackets in the form of Peacocks, just below the hill. The walls, balconies are all covered with imperial paintings. There is also a superb painting of a man in a Mughal style, wearing a black turban. In the beautiful Moti Mahal of this Haveli dances used to be held in order to entertain the courtiers and the royal aristocrats. It is said that once the Haveli of Salim Singh had two additional wooden storeys in an attempt to make it as high as the maharaja’s palace, but the maharaja had the upper storey torn down. This beautiful architectural building is one of the major attraction of Jaisalmer.
Salim Ji ki HaveliLocation
Salim Ji ka Haveli is situated on the heart of the Jaisalmer city and is very close to the railway station. tourist can take the help of rickshaw to reach the destination without much problem.