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INFORMATION ABOUT JAISALMER

Unlike any other city, this desert fortress is one of Rajasthan's most exotic and unusual towns. Jaisalmer, an important ancient trading centre because of its strategic location on the camel trade routes, is often described as the 'golden city'. The havelis, built by merchants of the 19th century, are exquisitely carved from golden-yellow sandstone and are still in a beautiful condition. The fort built by Rawal Jaisal in the 12th century, stands on the 80 metre high Trikuta hill, with beautifully carved Jain temples

JAISALMER TOURISM

    The Places of Interest and Sight Seeing

  • Jaisalmer Fort : Jaisalmer, Rajasthan sightseeing tour must include a visit to the Jaisalmer fort. Jaisalmer fort is the second oldest fort in the state of Rajasthan. It hovers on a 250 feet high hilltop, providing an amazing view of the vast desert below. The fort has five palaces namely, Sarvottam Vilas, Akhai Vilas, Gaj Mahal, Rang Mahal and Moti Mahal. Exquisitely carved jail screens were put up to protect the interiors of the palaces from the desert storms and sweltering heat. The arches and spandrels of the palaces have been painted with mesmerizing murals. The fort has four namely, Akhai Pole (Ganesh Pole), Suraj Pole, Bhuta Pole and Hawa Pole. There is also an umbrella, Meghadamber, perched on the highest point of the place that represents Lord Krishna.


  • Nathmal Ji Ki Haveli :Nathmal ji ki haveli was the result of the efforts of two architect brothers. Built in the 19th century, the haveli is an epitome of side-by-side symmetry. Standing as guards to the haveli are huge tuskers carved out of yellow sandstone. The attractions of the haveli include miniature style paintings adorning the walls on the inside.


  • Salim Singh Ki Haveli :Salim Singh was the Prime Minister of the princely state of Jaisalmer. The haveli is named after him only. It is located just below the hill. Built about 300 years ago, the haveli has an arched roof with carved brackets in the form of Peacocks. A portion of the haveli is still occupied. It is said that at one point of time the haveli had two additional wooden stories. It made the haveli as high as the Maharaja's palace. However, the maharaja got the upper story demolished.


  • Patwon Ji Ki Haveli :This five story high haveli is one of the largest and most intricate havelis in Jaisalmer. The haveli is beautifully and extensively carved. The haveli is divided into six apartments. Two apartments are taken over by Archaeological Survey of India, two by families operating craft-shops and two are converted into private homes. Some of the inside walls still contain paintings and mirror work.


  • Tazia Tower :Some Muslim craftsmen constructed the Tazia tower to give as a gift to their royal benefactor. Rising from Badal Mahal (Cloud Palace), the five-tiered tower looks splendid. A skillfully carved balcony beautifies each story of the tower.


  • Gadsisar Lake :Gadsisar is an artificial lake built by Maharawal Gadsi in 14th century. This rainwater lake served as the main source of water for entire town at that time. The embankments of the lake house numerous small temple & shrines. The road to the lake has a beautiful gateway arching across it. It was built by a royal courtesan Tillon in the latter half of 19th century.


  • Jaisalmer Excursions :Numerous Jaisalmer excursions exist to provide you entertainment during your visit to the city. Some of the famous excursions around Jaisalmer, Rajasthan are:


  • Khuri Village & Sand Dunes :45 km to the south west of Jaisalmer lays the Khuri village. The mud and straw decorated houses in the village provide you a taste of the rural life of Rajasthan. Other attractions are a few sand dunes, approximately a km from the village. There a number of resorts in Khuri that provide came ride, music-dance and dinner package to the tourists.


  • Desert National Park :Jaisalmer Excursion Tour is incomplete without a visit to the Desert National Park. An excellent example of the ecosystem of the Thar Desert, the park has a rich wildlife. Blackbucks, Chinkara, Wolf, Indian fox, Desert fox, Desert cat, etc inhabit the park. The park also serves as a habitat to a wide variety of birds including Blue tailed and green bee-eaters, Drongos, Common quail, Bush quail, Indian rollers, Indian Bustard, etc. Numerous migratory birds also flock to the Desert National Park in winters.


  • Pokran :Pokran is a fort town located on the junction of Jodhpur, Jaisalmer and Bikaner road. Pokran is mainly famous as the site for nuclear detonation by India. The Fort is famous for a rich collection of weaponry, brocade clothes and various games of dice and dominoes. Other attractions of Pokran include exquisite furniture and interior crafts.


  • Barmer :Barmer, 153 km from Jaisalmer, is famous for fortresses, along with its intricate woodcarving, furniture and interiors, carpets, block printing and embroideries. Other attractions of Barmer include a group of five temples just 35 km from it, which are built in an architectural style known as Solanki.


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