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Address: Surana Marg, Churu, India

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Unexpected, but a treat

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 December 2016
Brigit B
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Hua Hin, Thailand
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Hua Hin, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 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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Kobylka, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2014

We have had the unusual possibility of staying overnight in one such Haveli. It was incredibly beautiful - hand-carved and painted. Its original character and style was greatly preserved, however, as nobody has lived there for many years, there were also bats and pigeons staying there with us - it was an unforgettable experience. We had also been on a... More 

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