Patwon-ki-Haveli is also famed as Guman Chand Patwa which was built by a wealthy banker and merchant. This haveli has been completely constructed by Guman’s five sons after his death. The prime or elegant attraction of this haveli is its royal structure. It is also introduced as one of the finest architectures of Jaisalmer among other interesting masterpieces.
This is precisely popular because of two things, first that it was the first haveli situated in Jaisalmer and second reason, that it is not a single haveli but a group of 5 small havelis. Constructed in the year 1805, the first among these havelis was commissioned by Guman Chand Patwa. It is the biggest and the most ostentatious that depicts the royal lifestyle of Rajasthan. It is often said that Patwa was a rich man and famed as a big trader of his time.
He had a potential thus ordered to construct this building of separate stories for each of his 5 sons. These storeys were almost completed in the span of 50 years. The havelis are also known as the 'mansion of brocade merchants' that because the family was associated in threads of gold and silver used in embroidering dresses.
It is acclaimed the largest Haveli in Jaisalmer that locates in a narrow lane. Today, this haveli is under the the government, which uses it for several purposes. Moreover, visitors can find a large amount of beautiful paintings and mirror-works on the wall. The other important aspects of this haveli are its gateways and arches.