Jharokha

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The Jharokha’s in almost all Rajputana forts and palaces are quite intricately done and they never fail to intrigue me, here is a photo of one such Jharokha in the Salam Singh ki Haveli with the Golden Fort of Jaisalmer in the back drop.

Apparently almost all books and internet sites I read say it was Salim Singh Ki Haveli where as the guide who showed us and manages the places claims they are from the same family and that it is Salam Singh Ki Haveli. He also very strongly disputed the whole history that was largely written by James Tod a fellow he claimed never traveled to Jaisalmer!

There are quite a few interesting stories about Salam Singh Ki Haveli and about that man himself! I will let you onto those in my next few posts! 😀

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