Rampuria Group Of Havelis
At a distance of 2 km from Bikaner Junction Railway Station, Rampuria Havelis are a group of havelis situated in Bikaner, Rajasthan. Rampuria Group of Havelis is one of the famous heritage sites in Bikaner and also one among the top Bikaner tourist places.
The Rampuria Group of Havelis is among the well-known Havelis of Bikaner and is known for more than 400 years old architectural splendor. These havelis were constructed by Balujee Chalva under the orders of a rich merchant Rampuria family. The construction of the havelis is said to be initiated from 15th century onwards. The Rampuria merchants are said to go in foreign lands for 9 months of a year and spend rest of the months in cherishing their wealth by decorating their mansions and enjoying at home.
The Rampuria Group of Havelis is constructed of Dulmera red sandstone as the crucial base material. This popular tourist place is adorned with excellent and exquisite handiwork prevalent during the 15th century. Most of the havelis are done up with jharokhas, entrances, latticed windows, divankhanas, gumaharias or basements, giving them a most exotic appeal. Their exterior is dominated by the jharokhas, providing the havelis with a most picturesque look.
These massive havelis are decorated with golden work of the highest quality. The inner halls and rooms are decorated and beautified with aesthetic art. The decor comprise of first-class paintings and artifacts made from fine wood. The drawing room of the havelis take one back to the Mughal and Rajput era. One can notice an abundance of Victorian influence in their design as well. The wood carvings in Rampuria Havelis are extremely exquisite. Flowers, birds and animals carved in red sandstone look more lively and beautiful than in real. Spaced close to each other, the havelis are truly a sight to behold.
Timings: 6 AM to 6 PM