Jaisalmer has a past full of stories drawn from tales like ‘The Thousand and One Nights.’ Its privileged location made it a strategic point for caravans carrying goods between India and Asia. Merchants and Maharajas built a city surrounded by an imposing Fort, where each mansion and palace competed in the richness of its details and the beauty of its facades. Rajasthan tour will take you on an exotic journey to experience its incredible vitality, unique tastes, and its charming villages. That legacy is still present today, to the great satisfaction of those who visit this city.
1. Sonar Fort
Built-in 1156 by Rawal Jaisal, the fort is 80 feet high situated on the right of Trikuta hill. The beautiful fort made of yellow sandstone shines like sunlight in the daytime. Due to this, its name is Sonar Fort. A height of 30 feet high, 99 ramparts and four huge entrances make Sonar Fort among best places to visit in Jaisalmer. The names of these entrances are Ganesh Pol, Suraj Pol, Akshay Poll and Air Poll.
2. Patwon Ki Mansion
Built in 1805, this mansion is a group of five havelis. The palace guarded by the government that charges a ticket of 15 rupees. On the benches placed in front of these havelis, you will meet Dhanna Ram, whose name is lodged for the record of four and a half feet of the moustache in the Limca Book of Records.
3. Lake Gadisar
The beautiful lake built in the southern part of Jaisalmer was once the entrance to the city. Garhi Singh constructed the lake Gadisar. Hence its name fell into the Ganges lake. There is a temple of Shankar Ji 652 years old on the banks of the lake.
4. Bada Bagh
Maharal Jait Singh built it in the 16th century. There is a garden, a tank, and a water park. Apart from this, many Bhati rulers had constructed monuments in memory of the ancestors here.
5. Camel Safari
Gear up yourself to enjoy the adventurous safari at Thar desert of Jaisalmer. Explore the beautiful Jaisalmer sightseeing in the vicinity while riding the desert camel. Blast the dune of the desert in a jeep while enjoying the sunset.
6. Salim Singh ‘s mansion
It displays an elegant artwork model, Salim Singh ‘s haveli situated near the hills near Jaisalmer Fort. The roof of the mansion is prepared in the design of the peacock, while a giant elephant stands on the main gate, like a gatekeeper. There are 38 balconies inside the palace.
7. Desert National Park
The Desert National Park represents the best desert ecosystem with its varied fauna. The Park is formed by undulating dunes, jagged rocks, solid bottoms of salty lakes and central areas. Several species of animals such as the blackbuck, chinkara and desert fox inhabit the park. The highly threatened Indian bustard, one of the heaviest flying birds in the world, can also be seen here. You can enjoy your stay in hotels near Jodhpur like Ajit Bhawan or Royal palaces for a comfortable tour. Ajit Bhawan offers deluxe amenities, delicious food and parking facility at affordable prices.
84 medieval villages were abandoned by the Brahmins Paliwal during the night. The two most prominent of these are Kuldhara and Khabha, located approximately 18 and 30 km respectively from the southwest of Jaisalmer. The ruins of Kuldhara and Khabha are good examples of the architectural excellence of that time and are a delight for shutterbugs. Several stories abound, but no one is sure why the mass exodus took place. The villagers believe the site is cursed and hesitate to venture inside.
9. Temple of Tanot Mata
About 120 kilometres from Jaisalmer is the Tanot Mata Temple. Tanot Mata is considered as a reincarnation of the Hinglaj Goddess. After the war, the Border Security Force (BSF) rebuilt the temple and today; the temple is administered by a BSF Trust.
10. Temple of Ramdevra
Located 12 kilometers from Pokhran on the Jodhpur – Jaisalmer route is the Ramdevra Temple. While most people assume that it is a temple dedicated Lord Ram, it is, in fact, dedicated to the famous holy Baba Ramdevji.