Manak Chowk and Havelis are prominent tourist attractions located outside the Jaisalmer Fort. These havelis are decorated with beautiful art and craft works. Among all these havelis, Patwon-ki-Haveli, Salim Singh-ki-Haveli and Nathmalji-ki-Haveli are the most famous monuments.
The whole area is also a market place and is known as 'Sadar Mandi'. It is a renowned grain market which used to be flocked by traders from Iraq, Egypt, Persia and Arabia once upon a time. The Manak Chowk, located in the market area, is a popular shopping zone to buy decorative leather works, traditional silver jewellery, craft works and ancient artefacts. This is a rare market place where tourists can see for themselves the process of making of creative craft works by the local artisans.