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Address: Surana Marg, Churu, India

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Thankfully, some of the old Haveli's are being restored. We stayed in the Indra Vilas for just one night (see hotel review). Very quiet,old village. Our guide, Sandeep was... read more

Reviewed 7 March 2017
Trish W
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
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Reviewed 7 March 2017

Thankfully, some of the old Haveli's are being restored. We stayed in the Indra Vilas for just one night (see hotel review). Very quiet,old village. Our guide, Sandeep was only too pleased to show us as much as he possibly could and had no problem answering any of our questions. He had a lovely family, whom we met having been... More 

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Hua Hin, Thailand
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166 reviews
112 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016

Hand painted houses? No... huge palace- like homes where the rich merchants of bygone times lived. Multi level and at times as large as a city block. In Churu most Havelis I saw were closed, boarded up and left to decay. But the facade paintings which reach up to the roof are almost always still in tact. Works of art... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016

I'm amazed at the intricate designs and the choice of colours. I wonder what they used back then to make art come to life.

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Thank Snehil J
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Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

Very good abd the lot of hotel and stay is best and many people like is most beautiful hotel in the city

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Thank Amir M
New Delhi, India
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480 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2016

I do not understand why neither the Rajasthan government nor the haveli owners are paying attention to these fresco - painted havelis. The frescoes are lifelike & still well - preserved. A few of the havelis are still nice but most of them are crumbling. It is a good idea to take a guided tour of the havelis. What saddened... More 

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Thank prpa
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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86 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2015

Churu has some of the most amazing painted hovels and free does in the Shekawati region. take time to explore them so that you are not killed by a sensory overload.

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Thank JustOneLifetoTravel
New Delhi, India
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2015

Painting are really in good shape and colors.Some painting can disturbed you.Actual time of painting was not mention but they really look very nice

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Thank Parvesh198
Luton, United Kingdom
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325 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2015

Found the havelies fascinating. From the outside just ordinary buildings, maybe in some cases some frescos but once inside they open out to present a picture of life many years ago. A hidden courtyard or two unseen from the road often with beautiful frescos one has to see.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 February 2015

- some havelis are well maintained - many left to decay despite belonging to extremely rich families

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DELHI
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2014

The paintings on these Havelis, depict everything from mythology to kings to British period, Most of them are in Blue and vegetable dye was the most commonly used colour format. Depicting various element stuff like elephants, palakis, gods, godesses and more they were a part of everyday life during that period.

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