1. Kailash
    January 7, 2018 @ 10:12 am

    What a beautiful post.. love how you’ve captured the intricate details of Jaisalmer’s history and drawn parallels to Venice – both along the Silk route. The pictures remind me of my visit to Jaisalmer esp. Patwa haveli.


    • Jyoti
      January 7, 2018 @ 1:54 pm

      Hi Kailash, thanks so much for taking the time to read and share your observation. It’s awesome that it reminds you of your visit too.


  2. Dagney
    November 14, 2018 @ 10:00 am

    It’s quite funny, but my favourite Indian restaurant in Abu Dhabi (the best Indian food I’ve ever had outside of India!) is called Haveli and I never knew the meaning behind the name (or probably thought about it, if I’m being honest). So weirdly, reading this made me quite hungry! However, this place is really extraordinary. I loved Rajasthan in general when we visited – so many beautiful buildings with fascinating histories – but this is one we didn’t visit. I really don’t know much about the Jains, so I enjoyed learning about the history. The carvings on these buildings are so intricate, why can’t buildings made today be this beautiful?! Although I don’t think I’d enjoy wearing those outfits, they look heavy!


    • Jyoti
      November 14, 2018 @ 8:05 pm

      Hi Dagney, it’s so interesting that reading about havelis (Rajasthani homes) reminds you of Indian food in Abu Dhabi! The brain does some fascinating associations 🙂
      I’m glad you enjoyed reading about Jains and history of the Jaisalmer.
      Architecture and the design focus are so different now.


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