Manak Chowk and Havelis


The vibrant market place of Manak Chowk and Havelis is situated just outside the splendid architectural monument of the Jaisalmer Fort. A prominent market place of Jaisalmer in Rajasthan, the Manak Chowk and Havelis offers the tourists and the local indigenous inhabitants with a wonderful opportunity to explore the rich art and craft work of the place.

The Manak Chowk and Havelis is always full of life and vigor. The market is flooded with ethnic silver jewelries, highly decorative leather works, embroidered goods and antique pieces of traditional craft works of the region. Any tourist who visits the Jaisalmer Fort makes it a point to visit the local market of Manak Chowk.

One of notable attractions in Jaisalmer, the old market of Manak Chowk and Havelis draw several tourists from far and wide who are thrilled at the wide variety of traditional ethnic goods that are available at affordable prices. An important commercial and business hub of Jaisalmer, the market portrays the rich artistic caliber and creative skills of the local craftsmen of Rajasthan who have inherited the rare talent from their forefathers.

The tourists can experience the architectural splendor of the beautiful havelis of the ancient times in the market place of Manak Chowk. Constructed in the 18th and 19th centuries, the havelis reflect the brilliant architecture of the traditional times.

The Manak Chowk and Havelis form an important itinerary of the tourists on their trip to Jaisalmer. Easily accessible from all parts of Jaisalmer, the Manak Chowk and Havelis represent the rich cultural legacy and traditional ancestry of the place.


Manak Chowk is conveniently located outside the Jaisalmer Fort.

Best Time to Visit

Plan your trip between October and March to enjoy the pleasant weather and wonderful architecture of the city.

How to Reach

Manak Chowk and Havelis is easily accessible from Jaisalmer Fort, by auto rickshaw and even cycle rickshaw.


Last Updated on December 1, 2016