Nawalgarh is one of the beautiful destinations in Rajasthan famous for its grand Havelis. The Anandilal Poddar Haveli is one of them which reflect the rich grandeur and splendor of the Rajput era.
Situated in the heart of the city this Haveli was constructed in 1902 by Ramnath Anandilal Poddar and since then has been famous as a bright tourist spot. Anandilal Poddar is believed to be a perfectionist so much so that in order to create the painting of a train he had sent his men to Bombay to have a look at the real train.
From miniature paintings to the exquisite frescoes and murals, Anandilal Poddar Haveli is the rich storehouse of excellent Rajasthani artwork. The frescoes depict different images of royal knights and kings men, of Krishna surrounded by the Gopis and cow herds. You can also find here the painting of motor cars, pillars, archways and gleaming brass doors.
One can find more than 750 frescos in Anandilal Poddar Haveli. The huge number of beautiful paintings displayed at one place has helped in winning the central position of being a major tourist spot for this Haveli. Intricate artwork, floral motifs, and beautiful swirls are significant in all the frescos. The Haveli museum is a two storey building which has a big platform outside the entrance gate. It has a beautifully carved wooden main gate, two big open courtyards with wide open lands surrounded by walls from all four sides.
A Museum is built inside the Anandilal Poddar Haveli, which is another major attraction for the visitors here. This part of Haveli was converted into Museum by Mr. Kantikumar R. Poddar who is the grandson of Anandilal Poddar. It is divided into several sections displaying musical instrument, kitchen utensils, jewelry items, gems etc. Apart from these, the Museum also exhibits artifacts which reflect Rajput culture and traditions. It has big living rooms with huge windows for adequate light and air.
The front portion of the Haveli measures to 110ft. x 25ft. which is surrounded by beautiful frescos. The top balcony is well designed with the help of pillars and arches. All the walls of the courtyard and baithaks are fully covered with beautiful paintings. The ceilings, gates, and passages are specially decorated with rare and exquisite murals. The fresco designed gate between the outer and inner courtyard has been ranked amongst India’s top 10 gates.
The paintings in the Anandilal Poddar Haveli attract tourists from all over. The interiors of the Anandilal Poddar Haveli remind you of the glorious Rajput era. From floral swirls, motifs the intricate artwork, the beautiful Haveli at Nawalgarh is truly one of the ideal places to admire the beauty of Rajput art and architecture. A few kilometers from Mandawa in Rajasthan, this is the paradise for art lovers and history lovers.
Anandilal Poddar Haveli Museum
Naya Bazar Nawalgarh, Nawalgarh, Rajasthan 333042
Open All Days (except Sunday) from 9 AM-5 PM