Jaisalmer, the wonderful desert town

3/03/2017 Dhanur Chauhan 0 Comments

Jaisalmer is a historical desert city in Rajasthan that depicts the wonderful bygone era of its courageous rulers. It is located deep inside in the Thar Desert and has numerous old palaces and monuments. Most travellers who wish to explore Rajasthan make Jaipur as their base town and travel to various destinations. If you want to go to Jaisalmer, go to Jodhpur first which is another historical city worth visiting. It lies in between Jaipur to Jaisalmer and you can take Jaipur to Jodhpur taxi for a convenient journey. When you visit Jaisalmer, make sure to explore the following tourist places.

Jaisalmer Fort:Popularly known as Golden Fort of Rajasthan, it is among the largest forts in the world. It was constructed by Rajput ruler Raja Jaisal, in the year 1156. The fort gives a magical look with its golden and yellow mixed sandstone and brilliant Rajasthani architecture. It looks astonishing at night with its 99 turrets. The proud Fort is a demonstration of the power of Rajput rulers of the past era.

Bada Bagh: It is a huge garden developed by Maharawal Jait Singh in the beginning of 16th century. The garden was used as a memorial place where the kings and their family members were cremated. The place is serene and isolated and offers stunning views of sun rise and sun set.

Patwon-Ki-Haveli: It is a big five storied building located in the main city. Built by a famous trader Guman Chand, the haveli looks wonderful with intricately decorated huge suites. It has large corridors and embellished walls that showcase the excellent art form of that time. The entire building is made of yellow sandstone. The splendour of the monument adds great value to the cultural heritage of Jodhpur city. There are five havelis in total out of which one is converted into a museum.

Sam Sand Dunes: You should definitely take the Desert Safari if you wish to get the real feel of desert. Take the camel safari or Jeep Safari at Sam Sand Dunes that moves you along crests and troughs of the desert sand and you can watch the beautiful sunset on the desert. You may want to plan your trip during the Desert festival which is organized in the months of February and March. Many cultural events including folk dances and camel races are conducted during that time.

The Thar Heritage Museum: It is located at the centre of the city and displays the history and culture of the famous Thar Desert. On display are Sea fossils ageing over million years which show how the sea eventually became the Thar Desert. The museum also houses exquisite ornaments, ancient manuscripts and coins of Jaisalmer.

Gadisar Lake:It is located near the Jaisalmer fort. There are many temples, shrines and Chattris at the banks of this lake. The entrance is made of yellow sandstone and is artistically carved. Doing boating in the lake will let you enjoy itspeaceful ambience. The lakewas developed by the first ruler of the land, Raja Rawal Jaisal.

Silk Route Art Gallery: It is an ideal place to do shopping of bags, clothes shawls, belts, antiques and accessories. Most of the items available here are handmade. You can have a nice shopping experience to take home souvenirs that represent the culture of the city.

If you wish to go to Jaisalmer directly, you can book Jaipur to Jasisalmer cabs through, a reliable operator of Jaipur outstation taxi.