Standing on the waterfront of Lake Pichola at Gangori Ghat is the stunning Bagore ki Haveli. Constructed in the 18th century by Amar Chand Badwa, the then Prime Minister of Mewar kingdom, Bagore Ki Haveli was a private property till India's independence. Today, this mansion with ostentatious architecture, is a museum. Reflecting Mewar’s rich heritage, Bagore ki Haveli has an assortment of huge courtyards, balconies, jharokhas, archways, cupolas and a fountain. With around 138 rooms, the interiors of the Haveli are decorated with alluring glasswork and murals, including the chambers of the royal ladies, renowned for intricate stained glass windows.

The marvels of architecture are visible as one enters the high gates of the haveli, being welcomed into an attractive courtyard with a double-layered lotus fountain at its centre. As you walk inside, a row of rooms on the right offer splendid views of Lake Pichola. The haveli has three chowks: Kuan Chowk, Neem Chowk and Tulsi Chowk, the latter reserved for women of the family. The Kanch Mahal (mirrored passage) and Durrie Khana were areas used only by the men of the family. Diwan-e-khas was the largest chamber.

Bagore ki Haveli also has Shringar Kaksh, a dressing room used by the women, while Sangeet Kaksh (music hall) was used by them to learn music and practice.

The Bagore ki Haveli museum is divided into five sections, including the puppet museum, the main haveli, the turban museum, the arms and ammunition museum and a section that depicts royal weddings. However, the most popular attraction of the mansion

The main attraction of Bagore ki Haveli is the Dharohar Dance Show that is conducted in the evenings. This hour-long show takes place in the Neem Chowk courtyard and showcases the traditional dance forms of Rajasthan.

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