Located at the heart of the great Thar Desert, it offers the visitor an enchanting world of fable, color, and history. Unlike any other city, this desert fortress is one of Rajasthan most exotic and unusual towns. Jaisalmer, an important ancient trading because of its strategic location on the camel trade routes, is often described as the golden city.
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Places To See in Jaisalmer
The desert festival held here by the end of the winter season, during the months of January and February, attracts a large number of domestic and foreign tourists.
Situated amid picturesque Thar Desert, the Jaisalmer city commands premiere position among the tourist attractions scattered all over Rajasthan. The Jaisalmer city is revered both by Indian as well as foreign tourists.
- Jaisalmer Fort
- Nathmal Ji Ki Haveli
- Salim Singh Ki Haveli
- Tazia Tower
- Gadi Sagar (Lakes in Jaisalmer)
- Desert National Park
- cAkal Wood Fossil Park
- Sand Dunes at Sam
- Desert Festival
- Desert Culture Centre and Museum
- Lodurva Palace
Tourist Palace – Jaisalmer
The Jaisalmer fort is the second oldest fort in Rajasthan after Chittor that is situated 250 ft high perch on the hill. Sharp turns on the road Topped by high defensive gateway made it invincible.
Within the fort are the three most exquisitely sculptured Jain temples dedicated to Rishabhdevji, Sambhavanathji and the Ashthapadi . The Ornamentation done on these temples is in the style of the Dilwara temples at Mt. Abu which makes it simply marvelous. The emerald icon Of Mahavira is an unparalleled gem.
Salem Singh Haveli
Salem Singh haveli is situated at the eastern end of the city, is an Arabian Nights structure, which, like a wild flower, blossoms at the top.
Patwon ki Haveli
Near the city center is the Patwon ki Haveli, built by Guman Chand Patwa and his five sons, dealers in brocade, gold and silver Embroidery with business stretching between Afghanistan and China. The balconies are so delicately chiseled you and mesmerized you By the splendor of it.
The third haveli belongs to Nathmal, a later day prime minister who gifted it to the Rawal and was allowed to retain it. Built by two brothers In 1885, this haveli has two identical looking portions, which are in fact two different parts united by a common facade.
situated to the south of the city of Jaisalmer. Gadi Sagar a rain-water lake of Jaisalmer, is located amidst calm and cool surroundings.
Sand & Khuri Dunes (45 Kms.) – start time 03:30 Pm onwards
The most picturesque dunes are located some 45 km from Jaisalmer. No travel to Jaisalmer is complete without a visit to these fascinating Dunes. The dunes can be extremely treacherous since they can sink to a few feet the moment you step over one.
Lodurva (17 Kms.)
Lodurva, the ancient capital of Bhattis is 16 kilometers from Jaisalmer. Mostly in ruins, it is visited for the great Jain temple, which contains The most exquisite jail work screens, grand ceiling and a magnificent triumphal arch at the entrance.
Amar Sagar (5 Kms.)
From Lodurva, the road to Jaisalmer passes through Amar Sagar, which has a grand artificial reservoir for water, a temple and a Promenade on the bank. Bada Bagh, cenotaphs of the Jaishalmer Rawals, has some magnificent chattris (canopies) set amidst an oasis of Greenery.
Kuldhara Village ( 17 Kms.)
One of the most interesting places is Kuldhara village. This is among the 84 villages inhabited by the rich, hard-working Paliwals. The Paliwals deserted their houses overnight with the curse that anyone who removed even a stone from the houses would come to grief and perish.
Tanot Mata Temple (120 Kms.)
Tanot is a place located at a distance of 120 Km from Jaisalmer and name Tanot is Named on goddess Tanot. Praisee is said to be incarnation of Goddess Hinglaz now located in Lasvela Distt of Bluchistan. Bhati Rajput King Tanu Rao made Tanot as their capital. In AC 847 foundation of Goddess Tanot was kept and idol was installed.
Jaisalmer Desert Festival
A herd of camels, locals dressed in colourful fancy dresses, camel races and polo matches, turban tying competitions, men with long moustache, acrobats, puppeteers, and jugglers comes to ones mind as he hears of Jaisalmer Desert Festival.