Jaisalmer a royal barbican of the desert empire is a marvel beauty in itself. Epitomizing the scorched, charisma of the desert, this platinum splendor created in golden yellowish sandstone stood (stand) with pride on the Trikuta Hill in the heart of the Thar Desert.
Legend says, Lord Krishana counted upon that the city would be founded by the descendent of Yadav Clan. Rawal Jaisal, a Bhatti Rajput King, instituted the city in 1156. Jaisalmer is notable for cobblestone lanes disseminated with palaces, forts, temples and havelis. Embellished with shade, festivity and entertainment, the Golden city of Jaisalmer is righteously a momentous experience for a die hard nature lover of the glistening sands.
» Jaisalmer Fort :
The fort stands over the Trikuta Hill at a height of 250 feet is encompassed by wall across the hills. Five corresponding palaces in the fort have exquisite craftsmanship with jaali frames and delicate jharokhas. Built in golden sandstone the bastion represents the gleaming eminence of the desert.
» Jain Temples :
In the premises of the fort there are splendidly sculptured of Jain temples, glorified to Rishabdevji, Sambhavnathji and Parshvanathji.
» Gadsisar Sagar Lake :
Maharwal Garsisingh Gadsisar Lake in Jaisalmer is a rainwater reservoir, built in 1156 AD. Lake surrounds many exquisite temples and shrines.The myriad birds flapping their wings over the blue lake is the most diverting site.
» Haveli (Mansions) :
Jaisalmer is aptly called the Museum City, Havelis of Jaisalmer eminently carved with filigree work, are the constructions of 12th - 15th century. These art museums are the houses contrived by the wealthy merchants of this preceding trade center. Main attractions are Patwon-ki-Haveli, Nathmalji-ki-Haveli, and Salim singh-ki-Haveli.
» The Desert Festival :
This 3 days desert festival comes in the month of February. The yellow town of Jaisalmer sparkles with colors, exultation, and songs. Camel races, Folk dances, Turban tying contest and Mr. Desert are the foremost attractions of the event.
» Desert Safari :
A journey to Sam sand dunes on camel safari, where visitors can have panorama of folk music and dance, is a real kaleidoscopic, memorable event.
Jaisalmer treasures some fabulous excursions: a trip to Sam Sand Dunes 42km. creates a charming mirage, definitely a photographers ecstasy.
» Wood Fossil Park :
The park is 17km. from Jaisalmer and is 180million years old , commonly known as Fossil Park. It lies on the Barmer Road and plays a significant role in the study of the life of Thar Desert.
» Desert National Park :
On the Sam sand dunes experience the wilds of the desert, encountering with Indian Gazelle, Chinkara Eagle and extrinsic avian variety. The park lies to the southwest of Jaisalmer.
» Other excursions :
Ramdeora 150km, Devikot 40km, Bada Bagh 6km, Ramdeora 150km, from Jaisalmer
Jaisalmer is more known for its embroidery work, mirror work, wood products and jewelery made out of glittering silver mattle. Primary marke encompasses Pansart Bazaar, Sadar Bazzar some Government outlets with handicraft items and Khadi Gramodyog are also notable for their fair price.
Best Time to Visit
October to February
Mode Of Transport
» By Air :
Jodhpur 285 km is the nearest airport to the town. A meter- gauge line links Jaisalmer with other metropolitan cities in India.
» By Rail :
Night train services links Jaisalmer with Jodhpur.
» By Road :
The city is also well connected by road services. Bus services from Bilaner, Ajmer, Jaipur, Ahmedabad runs to the city. RTDC conducts the royal tour on Palace On Wheel which also covers Jaisalmer.
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