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Jaisalmer Attractions

Jaisalmer Fort

Only living fort in India

There are just a few ‘living forts’ existing in the world and Jaisalmer fort is one of them. A good amount of the city’s population lives in and around it. The fort is located in the city center and holds a glorious 800-year history. You will need a whole day to explore the entire fort with its museums. The fort is also a shopping hub for many. You will find several merchants selling various handmade items of stone, brass, and iron. Also, there are dozens of shops of Indian ethnic wear for men and women.

Patwon Ki Haveli

The collection of beautifull havelis

There are just a few ‘living forts’ existing in the world and Jaisalmer fort is one of them. A good amount of the city’s population lives in and around it. The fort is located in the city center and holds a glorious 800-year history. You will need a whole day to explore the entire fort with its museums. The fort is also a shopping hub for many. You will find several merchants selling various handmade items of stone, brass, and iron. Also, there are dozens of shops of Indian ethnic wear for men and women.

Due to his riches, he could afford to build a luxurious palace and thus ordered the construction of separate stories – one for each of his five sons. The entire family dealt in gold and silver threads that were used in embroidering clothes and so, there was no dearth of money in the family.

Sam Sand Dunes

Dunes in middle of Thar Desert

Imagine yourself amidst the desert, the yellow sandstone buildings surrounded by the glorious dunes, and further enhanced by the golden rays of the sun.

This is what a trip to Sam Sand Dunes feels like. This marvellous beauty of Rajasthan is an amazing cultural hub. Stretched across the Thar desert, Sam Sand Dunes is a prominent part of Jaisalmer. 

One of the most idyllic places to wind down and get in touch with nature, you can explore here the plant and animal life too. Take a camel ride and go on a remarkable trip to tour the dunes. Or, rent a quad bike for a thrilling experience across the local villages. 

Gadhisar Lake

A man made lake in jaisalmer

 Among the most striking man-made features of Jaisalmer is the Gadisar Lake. Built amidst the arid region of Rajasthan, this lake impersonates the beauty of an oasis.

Located on the outskirts of Jaisalmer, visiting Gadisar Lake would be rated as one of the best things to do in Jaisalmer for watching the sunrise.

This manmade lake built around the 12th-13th century is now a popular spot with visitors. It is an ideal getaway for architecture lovers, culture enthusiasts, and peace seekers. For a relaxing experience in Jaisalmer, visit this place while you are entitled to soak in the mesmerizing view of the sun setting down in the evening.

Kuldhara Village

Abondend Honted Village in Desert

At present Kuldhara Village is a heritage site and is maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). 

As you enter the premises of this ancient village you can feel as if time has stood still in Kuldhara since the last 200 years. 

Straight dusty roads with intermittent rows of mud houses, cul-de-sac lanes and sandstone walls and a temple once visited by the Paliwals stand as a living testimony of some sad past. 

To the east of the village lies the parched river bed of Kakni which is a warning to the impossibility of sustenance of life in this place. 

Khaba Fort

Ancient Market from Silk Router

There are just a few ‘living forts’ existing in the world and Jaisalmer fort is one of them. A good amount of the city’s population lives in and around it. The fort is located in the city center and holds a glorious 800-year history. You will need a whole day to explore the entire fort with its museums. The fort is also a shopping hub for many. You will find several merchants selling various handmade items of stone, brass, and iron. Also, there are dozens of shops of Indian ethnic wear for men and women.

Tanot Mata Temple

Goddess Aavad, the daughter of Mamadia Charan (Gadhvi)

The story of Tanot Temple at the Longewala border in Rajasthan is one such miraculous tale when the local deity Tanot aka Awad Mata didn’t let any Pakistani tank bomb explode and Indian soldiers who were certain of martydom and defeat went on to crush the Pakistanis in both 1965 as well as 1971 wars.

Situated 150 Kms from the city Jaisalmer in Western most point of Rajasthan, Tanot has become one of most visited tourist spots especially for those who love the wilderness of Rajasthan and admire stories related to army heroics.     

 

Bada Bagh

Place of Royal Chatri

Equidistant from Jaisalmer and Lodhruva, Bada Bagh, literally meaning big garden, features a series of royal cenotaphs or chhatris of Jaisalmer Maharajas, including that of Jai Singh II (Maharaja Sawai Jai Sing). The first cenotaph in the region was built for Jai Singh II by his son, Lunkaran, in the 16th century. Jai Singh II was known for his contribution to making the city green. And to honor him, his son set up a memorial in the form of cenotaph near the dam and created a big park around it. All the cenotaphs here have a beautifully carved ceiling and elegant equestrian statues of rulers. The location of the garden is such that it offers incredible sunset vistas to tourists

Desert National Park

example of the ecosystem of the Thar Desert

Situated at a distance of around 40 km from Jaisalmer (Rajasthan), Desert National Park is counted amongst the largest parks of India. Geographically, this park covers an area of 3162 sq. km extending from the borders of Jaisalmer, the park boundary reaches close to the Indo-Pak border. 

You can expect everything here that a Desert ecosystem has to offer you. There are craggy rocks, intermedial areas, compact salt lake bottoms, and fixed dunes. In fact, the dunes makeup to almost 20% of the area under this park. 

Amongst the wild flora of the Desert region, you get to see Desert plants, cacti, and other thorny bushes. An adventure-filled safari will be the best way to take a 360-degree tour of the Desert ecosystem here.

Besides jeep drive, if you are really adventurous, you can indulge in camping and bonfire activities here. 

War Musium

A Musium with our heros memories

The War Museum is located 10 km from Jaisalmer on the Jaisalmer-Jodhpur Highway near the Military Station. This unique museum has been designed with the view of honouring the contributions and sacrifices of war heroes and to highlight their bravery.  The museum has two large information display halls, an audio visual room and a souvenir shop. In addition, there are war trophies and vintage equipment on display alongwith tanks and military vehicles. The murals of the soldiers, whose supreme sacrifice led to victory in the Laungewala Battle and the 106 mm Recoilless Gun (main anti-tank weapon) employed to destroy a number of enemy tanks occupy a place of pride in the memorial.

Salim Singh ki Haveli

Beautiful haveli near Jaisalmer Fort

The story of Tanot Temple at the Longewala border in Rajasthan is one such miraculous tale when the local deity Tanot aka Awad Mata didn’t let any Pakistani tank bomb explode and Indian soldiers who were certain of martydom and defeat went on to crush the Pakistanis in both 1965 as well as 1971 wars.

Situated 150 Kms from the city Jaisalmer in Western most point of Rajasthan, Tanot has become one of most visited tourist spots especially for those who love the wilderness of Rajasthan and admire stories related to army heroics.     

 

Desert Retreat

Much More Than You Expect

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