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Watch | India’s heritage havelis

Havelis, or mansions, form an integral part of India's architectural heritage. They have existed for several centuries and are famed for their vivid facades. Havelis are made from distinctive red sandstone and engraved with intricate patterns. Most havelis boast of large balconies, multiple levels and grand rooms. They are built around a central courtyard, enclosed to escape the summer heat.

Printable version | Jan 20, 2021 10:29:24 AM | https://www.thehindu.com/society/history-and-culture/indias-heritage-havelis/article33250935.ece

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