A haveli is a townhouse or mansion, a traditional style found in India, Pakistan and Nepal. Build with an inner courtyard space, rather like the riads found in Morocco, but with a more attractive exterior. There are very many in Rajasthan, particularly the Shekhawati area. It’s possible to stay in a haveli, some have been converted in hotels and guest houses. Like a riad, they would be a calm haven shut away from the bustle of the towns.
This one wasn’t a hotel unfortunately, but it was possible to look around and they also sold antiques, some very expensive and some accessibly priced.
Homes like this aren’t created in a hurry, they have to develop their ambience over time, don’t you think?
16 thoughts on “Haveli harmony”
A beautiful couryard! I wonder how old is this building
Absolutely! I can just hear the gentle strains of music, tinkling through those archways, Gilly 🙂
Such a treat…thank you for exploring and sharing here!
I love an inner courtyard and the decorative tiles look wonderful. I haven’t been to any house like this in India, sadly.
Ambiance is all over this photo. Love it. Soothing. Relaxing. Shutting out the world. 🙂
A beautiful post, words and image. Courtyards are a wonderful architectural feature. This one is so beautifully detailed, and you are so right about ambience taking its time. Hope all’s well in your world.
What a beautiful place…sadly, I have never been to India, nor am I likely to go, now
I have never seen the interior of a haveli before. Beautifully decorated and captured 🙂
I’m sure they do develop their ambience over time 😃 Such a special place