The Rampuria Haveli is “the pride of Bikaner” according to Aldous Huxley who is a prominent writer and philosopher. His comment after making his visit to the Rampuria Haveli is rightly made so because of its antiquity, grandeur and exquisiteness. To begin with, Rampuria Haveli has been constructed during the 15th century by Balujee Chalva who was ordered to construct royal and elegant mansions that befit the wealthy merchant family, Rampuria. The Haveli has been constructed with Dulmera red sandstone as the crucial base material which demonstrates gorgeous arty abilities prevalent during that era. The affluent and lavish inner halls and rooms are decorated and beautified with aesthetic object d'art; first-class landscapes and portraits and artefacts made from fine wood which is few of the major and notable attractions of the Rampuria Haveli. The seamless fusion of not only the Mughal and Victorian architecture but also of the Rajputana architecture in the drawing room of the Rampuria Haveli is truly inspiring and magnificent.
Most of the Havelis are up for display to the common public of today. Bhanwar Niwas is surely one of the exaggeratedly splendid additions to the Rampuria Haveli. Built during the 1920s, Bhanwarlalji Rampuria, who was an heir to a textile and real estate fortune, incorporated the style and architecture prevalent during the 1920s. The Bhanwar Niwas has now been established as a popular hotel for tourists. There are more than twenty guest rooms which are unique and different from the other.
History of the Attraction
Rumoured to have been initiated around the 1400s, the Rampuria Haveli is one of the beatific heritage sites of Bikaner. The construction of the Rampuria Haveli was idealized and constructed by Balujee Chalva under the express orders of the influential and rich merchant family, Rampuria. This popular tourist destination is plagued with excellent and exquisite handiwork prevalent during the 15th century.
Rampuria Haveli is easily connected by roads of Bikaner. One can easily avail taxis and buses for reaching their destination.
Things to Do in and Around
While visiting the Rampuria Haveli, you can enjoy the splendor and magnificence of the Redstone architecture. You don’t need a ticket or a guide to bask in the exquisite beauty of the designs depicted on the walls of the Haveli. There are a few markets nearby which offer you a glimpse of traditional Rajasthani culture.
Opening/Closing Timings and Days
It is open during all the hours and days of the year.
No such entry fees recorded.
Best Time to Visit
Since Bikaner is located right in the Thar Desert area, Rampuria Haveli is best to be visited during the winter season. During the winters, the temperatures can dip to freezing points but still a chilly weather is better than an oppressive and dry summer weather which averages around 45-degree Celsius.