Rampuria Haveli, or as Aldous Huxley called it, “the pride of Bikaner” is a stunning palatial house – a must-see for anyone visiting the area, with its exquisite blend of antiquity, grandeur and exquisiteness. It’s like stepping back in time to the era of the wealthy merchant family, Rampuria.
Built in the 15th century by the talented Balujee Chalva, the Rampuria Haveli is a prime example of the gorgeous arty abilities prevalent during that era. The Dulmera red sandstone used as the base material is a sight to cheer, and the inner halls and rooms are decorated with aesthetic object d’art, first-class landscapes and portraits, and artefacts made from fine wood. It’s no wonder that the Rampuria Haveli is one of the top tourist destinations in Bikaner!
The fusion of Mughal, Victorian, and Rajputana architecture in the drawing room is truly inspiring and magnificent. And the havelis themselves are a sight to behold, with jharokhas, latticed windows, and gumaharias, giving them a most exotic appeal. But it’s the golden work of the highest quality that really catches the eye.
If you’re a fan of wood carvings, you’re in for a real treat. The Rampuria Havelis are home to some of the most exquisite carvings you’ll ever see. Flowers, birds, and animals carved in red sandstone look more lively and beautiful than in real life. And the best part? You can see it all for yourself!
So, if you’re in Bikaner, make sure to add the Rampuria Haveli to your list of must-visit places. It’s like stepping into a time machine and experiencing the rich history of Rajasthan.