Best 5 Places to Visit in Jaisalmer | Rajasthan

Every old city has facts to declare, tales to impress, uniqueness to wonder and spirit to live. Jaisalmer in Rajasthan is one such city, which offers facts about the courageous rulers and citizens of the bygone era, tales of unequalled valor, unique in its beauty and undaunted spirit to keep us alive and kicking.

Also, the city is located deep inside in the famous Thar Desert.

 

Not to mention, if your next tourist destination is Jaisalmer, then check out these Best 5 Places to Visit in Jaisalmer.

1.     Sam Sand Dunes

 

Sam Sand Dunes is the ideal location to set off for the Desert Safari. You will love the safari on camel back that would take you along crests and troughs and you could watch the picturesque sunset on the desert.

Moreover, Jeep safaris are available as well.

 

In addition, Desert festival is organized in the months of February and March. Also, if you are around this time, you would not want to miss the folk dances, camel races and other cultural events conducted here.

2.     Jaisalmer Fort

 

Jaisalmer Fort is famously known as Golden Fort of Rajasthan. Raja Jaisal, a Rajput ruler constructed it in 1156 AD.

 

Moreover, it ranks amongst the largest forts in the world. The golden and yellow mixed sandstone offer magical look to the Fort.

 

The fort is a real sight with its 99 turrets.

Furthermore, the Fort stands tall and proud displaying the magic of Rajasthani architecture.

3.     Jain Temple

 

The Jaisalmer Fort houses a group of Jain Temples that dates back to the 12th and 15th century. Moreover, the group of Jain Temples is a fine example of Dilwara style of architecture that uses yellow sandstone.

 

The temples are dedicated to various Jain Tirthankars. With detailed architectural work having carved animal and human figures on the wall, a dome that is covered by an amalak and a water pot containing lotus flower.

 

Furthermore, the Parshvanath Temple is the most prominent one. Also, the Rishabnath Temple and Sambhavanath Temple in Lodurva, which is 16 kilometers from Jaisalmer city, are two other Jain temples that one can visit during their trip to Jaisalmer.

4.     Patwon-Ki-Haveli

 

Patwon-Ki-Haveli is located in the main city. Guman Chand, a famous trader and his sons built it.

 

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.

 

In addition, 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.

 

Also, the third haveli houses the works of local craftsmen of the bygone era.

5.     Gadisar Lake

 

Gadisar Lake is located a kilometre away from the fort. Raja Rawal Jaisal, the first ruler of the land constructed it  and later Maharawal Garsi reconstructed it in 1367 AD.

 

Moreover, the people of the desert city depended on this tank for their water needs.

 

You will find temples, Holy shrines and Chattris around the banks of this lake. Furthermore, the artistically carved entrance made of yellow sandstone offers breathtaking view.

 

Also, boating is allowed here and hence you could take a trip round the lake to enjoy the serene atmosphere.

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