Jaisalmer, nicknamed “The Golden city”, is a city in the Indian state of Rajasthan, situated 575 kms west of the state capital Jaipur. A lot of of the temples and houses are finely sculptured. Once well-known as Jaisalmer state it is a World Heritage Site. The city stand on a edge of yellowish stonework and crowned by a fort, which contain the palace and several ornate Jain temples.
The city of Jaisalmer also acts as the protector to western Rajasthan frontier. This “Golden City” is situated near to close proximity to the Thar Desert and in the Pakistan border. The city’s most famous landmark is the Jaisalmer Fort, also called Golden Fort or Sonar Qila. Unlike other “forts in India”, Jaisalmer Fort is not just a tourists attraction. It hotels, houses shops and ancient havelis where generations carry on to live.
Best places to visit in Jaisalmer
- Jaisalmer Fort
- Jaisalmer Government Mueseum
- Nathmal Ji Ki Haweli
- Salim Singh Ki Haweli
- Patwon Ki Haweli
- Mandir Palace
- Jain Temples of Jaisalmer
- Gadisar Lake
- Bada Bagh
- Desert National Park
- Tanot Mata Temple
- Ramdevra Temple
Jaisalmer Fort is one of the largest fully preserved prepared cities in the world. It is located in the city of “Jaisalmer” in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It is a World inheritance Site. It was built in 1156 AD by the “Rajput ruler Rawal Jaisal” from whom it derives its name.
Jaisalmer Government Mueseum
Jaisalmer is a indulgence for all those people who wish to discover unique things and love history. It established in 1984, the Government Museum offers a huge collection of wood fossils and marine. This museum features some of the rarest sculptures from Kiradu and Lodurva townships.
Nathmal Ji Ki Haweli
This “Nathmal Ji ki haveli” was specially made to serve as house of “Diwan Mohata Nathmal” and the Prime Minister of Jaisalmer. “Maharawal Beri Sal” specially made the construction of this Haveli. The architect of this haveli were Lulu and Hathi and who happen to be brother. There is motivating story about its construction. It is said that the two brothers started construction of dissimilar facet of haveli simultaneously. In those days there were no such instruments which could keep a tracks on permanence, thus when this building came up lastly it had irregular shape.
Best time to Visit Jaisalmer
The perfect time to visit Jaisalmer is starting from “October” and end into the month of “March”, though the city remains busy with tourists during the year. If you are at this time not for measly fun but to try for adventures then Jaisalmer is worth visiting surrounding the years. Yet, in summers there are possibility you might get affected with heat stroke.
How to reach Jaisalmer
By Air :“Jaisalmer Airport” is a military airport, thus only chartered flights fly to and from here. The closest domestic airport is “Jodhpur Airport” which is situated at a distance of 285 km away from Jaisalmer city. Daily flights links this airport to mjaor cities of Indai like Delhi, Udaipur, Kolkata, Chennai, and Mumbai. Rent a reppaid taxi from the airport. The closest international airport is in Delhi.
By Train : Situated 2 km eastwards of the city, Jaisalmer railway station is linked widely with network of daily trains to major cities of India such as Jodhpur, Mumbai, Agra, Delhi, Jaipur and so on.
By Road : A well – maintained network of roads attach Jaisalmer to close by cities of the state and the country. Travelers have alternative choice of private taxis and buses. Barmer, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Jalore, Mount Abu and Ahemdabad are the close by cities to which Jaisalmer is linked.