Jaisalmer is known for its stunningly beautiful havelis, glorious temples and vibrant bazaars. Famous places to visit in Jaisalmer are Jaisalmer Fort (Sonar Qila) and Sam Sand Dunes (Desert Safari Camps)in the heart of the Thar Desert.A camel safari in the sand dunes of Jaisalmer is an unforgettable experience. Jaisalmer is also known as the “Golden City,” it’s distinguished by its yellow sandstone architecture.Situated in west
rajasthan 570 KM from Jaipur.
Tourist attraction In Jaisalmer
Jaisalmer Fort – It Has Colourful shades of the setting sun and golden hues of the desert ambience give a fairy tale look to this mega structured fort. The interior of the fort is amazing. It is a ‘working fort,’ meaning that unlike every other fort in India, there are people living and working within its walls.
Gadisar (Lake) – It is a rainwater lake which supplies water to the city. Sar means a lake. King Ghadsi of Jaisalmer got it made 650 years ago with the help of the people. It is surrounded by temples and tombs of saints. Boat rides are offered. Nearby is the desert cultural centre and a local museum built out of the collections of a local school teacher.
Bada Bagh – It is About six km out of town is an isolated cenotaph garden at the bottom of a hill where several dozen chattris stand to memorialize local rulers. No bodies are buried here: these are empty “tombs.” The tradition of constructing these cenotaphs was discontinued in 1947.
Patwon-Ki-Haveli – It is located in the main city. It was built by a famous trader named Guman Chand and his sons. This massive five-storied construction has five intricately decorated huge suites. The large corridors and the decorated walls are excellent representations of the art form that prevailed. The entire construction is made of yellow sandstone. The grandeur and the architecture of the monument add immense value to the cultural heritage of the city. Out of the five havelis, one is converted into a museum. The third haveli houses the works of local craftsmen of the bygone era.
Nathmal Ki Haveli – It was built by two Muslim jeweller brothers not stone carvers on the order of the then prime minister. The brothers started working on the opposite sides of the building which lead to a similar but non identical left and right side. Apart from its extraordinary outer carvings, this haveli is known for its beautiful interiors filled with paintings and equipped with modern facilities. An amalgamation of Islamic and Rajputana architecture, Nathmal Ki Haveli is well justified as being one of the most beautiful haveli in Jaisalmer.
Tanot Mata Temple – It is One of the important places in the outskirts of Jaisalmer is Tanot Mata Temple near to Pakistan boarder. Temple is managed and maintain by BSF. It is believed that during 1965 Indo – Pak war none of the bombs exploded dropped by the Pakistani army within the surroundings of this temple. Temple also have a museum in which exploded bombs are kept.
Sam Sand Dunes – To have a feel of the desert, you need to undertake Desert Safari. Sam Sand Dunes is the ideal location to set off for the Desert Safari. You will love the safari on camelback that would take you along crests and troughs and you could watch the picturesque sunset on the desert. Jeep safaris are available as well. Desert festival is organized in the months of February and March. If you are around this time, you would not want to miss the folk dances, camel races and other cultural events conducted here.