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About Jaisalmer

Once a sleepy desert city, Jaisalmer has transformed itself into a major tourist destination of India. Situated amid picturesque Thar Desert, the Jaisalmer city commands premiere position among the tourist attractions scattered all over the desert land of Rajasthan. The Jaisalmer city is revered both by Indians as well as foreign tourists.

Like various other cities of Rajasthan, you will discover different facets of Jaisalmer as you explore this wonderful city with us. Tough there are historical monuments scattered all over the city but the Jaisalmer Fort will immediately command your attention. Made of sand stones and locally known as Sonar Quila, the Jaisalmer Fort is a dominating structure amidst sands. The Jaisalmer city is also known for its old mansions, better known as Havelis. Among many of them you will find Salim ji ki haveli and Nathmal ji ki haveli as the most striking. There are other monuments too, which are equally important because of their distinct and individual architecture. The amalgamation of ancient and the medieval era architecture will catch your fancy.

The Jaisalmer city is a prominent educational as well as cultural hub in the region and regularly showcases the vivid cultural aspects of Rajasthan. Among others, it includes folk dances as well as semi classical and folk music.

The city is easily accessible and people are warm and welcoming. In spite of harsh living conditions, Rajasthani people are known for their warm hospitality all over. So come to Jaisalmer and enjoy the traditional rhetoric of ‘padharo mahare desh’ (welcome to our lands).

Jaisalmer Fort

Jaisalmer FortKnown as SONAR QUILA, rising like a sunbeam from the golden sands of the desert, Jaisalmer Fort is the second oldest fort of Rajasthan. A sight to behold, this living fort is one of the marvels of Rajasthani Architecture, especially of the stone carver’s art.

Patwon-ki-Haveli

Patwon ki HaveliThere are some famous havelis in the city of Jaisalmer like “Salim-Singh-ki-Haveli”, “Nathmal-ki-Haveli” but one of the largest and most elaborate Haveli in Jaisalmer. is. “Patwon-ki-Haveli” Standing in a narrow lane, five storeys high, extensively carved and is notable for its jharokhas (balconies).

Gardissar Lake

Gardissar LakeThis tank, south of the city walls, once held the town water supply sourrounded by small temples and shrines. The beautiful yellow sandstone gateway arching across the road down to the tank is the Tilon-ki-Pol,

Sam Sand Dunes

Sam Sand DunesSam Sand Dunes, 42 away km from Jaisalmer, is the most popular excursion to see the total sandy bush less desert.It is best to be here at sunrise or sunset, and many camel safaris spend a night at the dunes. The best way to see this and other sights around Jaisalmer is to take a came safari. Take a picture with a lone camel on a desert track and the setting sun in the backdrop. Despite the tourist throng the place has not lost it magic. The desert festival held sometimes in January to February each year is a big draw and it is full of fun, colour and laughter, cultural events and competitions.

Bada Bagh

Bada BaghMeaning Big Garden is a garden complex about 6 km north of Jaisalmer. It contains a set of royal cenotaphs of Maharajas of Jaisalmer state. Starting from Maharawal Jaisal Singh, the founder of Jaisalmer commissioned a dam to create a water tank.This made the desert green in this area. After his death his son Lunkaran built a beautiful garden and a cenotaph for his father on a hill next to the lake. Later on, many more cenotaphs were constructed here for Lunkaran and other Bhattis. The last cenotaph meant for maharaja Jawahar Singh and remains unfinished after Indian independence.The gardens are largely neglected, but the hill with the cenotaphs is still remain an interesting sight.

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