Situated inside the walled city of Bikaner is Bhanwar Niwas, the grandest of the famed havelis belonging to the Rampuria family. Bhanwar Niwas is a tribute and testimony to the skill and craftsmanship of the artisans of Bikaner. Completed in 1927 for Bhanwarlalji Rampuria, heir to a textile and real estate fortune, Bhanwar Niwas reflects the fashionable tastes of the 1920′s, a taste for formal and well ordered luxury with modern conveniences of the time.The architecture of the haveli is a fascinating mix of Indian and European styles.
Deep in the Thar Desert, behind endless waves of sand dunes lies Bikaner, one of the most interesting centers of later Indian art. In this great town of red sandstone, with richly decorated houses rising high over its bustling streets, stands Bhanwar Niwas, the most magnificent of the famed havelis belonging to the Rampuria family. Commissioned by the late Seth Bhanwarlalji Rampuria in 1927, the architecture of the haveli and its interiors is a fascinating blend of Indian and European Styles. Now a heritage hotel, Bhanwar Niwas offers its guests an experience of the lost flamboyant world of Rajputana.
Location : Jaipur 350 km, Delhi 550 kms, Mandawa/Alsisar/ Nawalgarh 200 km, Jaisalmer 350 km.
Facilities: Library, horse and camel rides in the desert nearby.
Attractions: Junagarh Fort, Royal Cenotaphs at Devikund Sagar, Karni Mata Temple at Deshnoke, Camel breeding farm and old walled city with numerous havelis.
Owner: Sunil Rampuria