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Just like other cities in the state, Jaisalmer also carries the spirit of Rajasthan. It is an exotic and mesmerizing town, that attracts loads of tourists. Jaisalmer, an important ancient trading center 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 and parks in Jaisalmer. We providing jaisalmer travel package and jaisalmer tour.


Jaisalmer fort Attractions in Jaisalmer
» Jaisalmer fort : The Jaisalmer fort stands about 100 meters over the city and houses a citadel within its huge ramparts. Just walk through the fort and you can experience the Jaisalmer. Several entrances called Pols, including the Ganesh Pol, Suraj Pol, Bhoota Pol and the Hava Pol guard the Megh Durbar and the Jawahar Mahal which were occupied by the royal family.

» Nathmal Ji Ki Haveli : This Haveli was built by two architect brothers in the 19th century. One of the brothers concentrated on the right and the other concentrated on the left, but the result is awesome. Paintings in miniature style monopolize the walls in the interior. Mighty tuskers carved out of yellow sandstone stand guard to the haveli.

» Salim Singh Ki Haveli : This haveli was built about 300 years ago and a part of it is still occupied. Salim Singh was the prime minister when Jaisalmer was the capital of the princely state and his mansion has a beautifully arched roof with superb carved brackets in the form of Peacocks.

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» Patwon-Ji-Ki-Haveli : This is one of the largest and most elaborate Haveli in Jaisalmer and stands in a narrow lane. With five storeys, extensively carved, it is divided into six apartments, two owned by archaeological Survey of India, two by families who operate craft-shops and two private homes. There are remnants of paintings on some of the inside walls as well as some mirror work.

» Tazia Tower : The delicate pagoda like Tazia Tower rises from Badal Mahal (Cloud Palace). Rising in its five-tiered splendor, with each storey graced by a delicately carved balcony, the tower is of historical significance. Muslim craftsmen built it in the shape of a Tazia and gifted it to their royal patron

» Desert National Park : The Desert National Park is an excellent example of the ecosystem of the Thar Desert and its rich fauna. The Sudashri forest post is the most ideal place for observing wildlife in the Desert National Park. Its inhabitants include the blackbuck, chinkara, wolf, Indian fox, desert fox, hare and desert cat.

Jaisalmer fort » Akal Wood Fossil Park : It is situated just 17 kms from Jaisalmer and a kilometre away from the Barmer Road. It is fossilized remains of 180 million-year-old forests.

» Godi Sagar : This tank, south of the city walls, once held the town water supply, and befitting its importance in providing precious water to the inhabitants of this arid city, it is surrounded by small temples and shrines.


Getting There
» By Air : The nearest airport is at Jodhpur around 285km away.

» By Rail : Jaisalmer is well connected with major cities of the country through Jodhpur railway station.

» By Road : A good network of roads joins Jaisalmer with many destination in and around Rajasthan.
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