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Jaisalmer is an ideal place for Geology enthusiasts. Explore the geographical factors of India in Wood Fossil Park, situated 15 kilometers farther than the city. Also known as the Golden City, Jaisalmer is a beautiful attraction due to its rich history and culture. Along with the history of being a trading center in the medieval age, Jaisalmer has a lot to offer with its picturesque view and historic structures.
History suggests that Jaisalmer was established somewhere in the 12th century. Rawal Jaisal, the first and oldest heir of Rawal Of Deoraj, became the King of Lodurva. The throne of Jaisalmer was then given to the younger half-brother. Rawal Jaisalmer then set out to find his ideal location for constructing his capital. Here, he stumbles across Eesul, a sage that gave him insights about Lord Krishna’s prophecy. This prophecy states a Yaduvanshi clan’s descendant would rediscover a whole new kingdom at the current location. Rawal Jaiswal then devotedly built the mud fort, Jaisalmer, thereby declaring it as his capital.
Jaisalmer, the golden crown of Rajasthan, is located in the focal region of the Thar desert. It is known as the essence of the Rajput culture and offers a myriad of activities. Carnivals, Rajasthan festivals, religious funfairs, and other fun-loving activities are all celebrated here and contribute to the culture of this city. Our Jaisalmer tour package covers all these culture-oriented elements to ensure that your trip is worthwhile.
Nearest Airport: Jaisalmer
How to reach: Jaisalmer has a airport connected with Delhi & Jaipur
Famous for: Dunes, Jain temples, Camel safari, Havelis
Best time to visit: September to April
Jaisalmer Fort, Bada Bagh,
Sam Sand Dunes, Gadisar Lake,
Nathmal ki Haveli, Jain Temple,
Patwon Ji Ki Haveli, Salim Singh ki Haveli,
Places to see in Jaisalmer:
Jaisalmer Fort: Jaisalmer Fort, also known as Golden Fort, extends from the desert and blends with the sandy hues. The scenic view and the sun’s golden light falling on the fort make it exemplary to look at.
Bada Bagh: Bada Bagh is situated in the north of Jaisalmer, 6 kilometers away. Also known as Barabagh, this downtime garden incorporates several chhatris and cenotaphs.
Gadisar Lake: Gadisar Lake is another attraction of Jaisalmer and was constructed in the 14th century. Eventually, several shrines and temples were constructed around the lake, thereby making it a prominent pillar and the ultimate Jaisalmer sightseeing spot of the city.
Nathmal ki Haveli: This Haveli was constructed in the 19th century by two architect brothers. Both these brothers constructed the Haveli from two opposite sides, thereby creating a unique and compelling outcome.
Shantinath Jain Temple: Shantinath Jain temple is a paramount pillar of pilgrimage for the Jain followers. This temple is solely dedicated to Shantinatha and is one of the most prestigious locations in the city.
Patwon Ji Ki Haveli: Patwon Ji Ki Haveli is the largest and exceptionally carved Rajasthan palace. This Haveli is a 5-storeyed structure that is constructed firmly on a narrow street.
Salim Singh Ki Haveli: The traditional Haveli was established in the 18th century and is to date partly occupied by the families of the original residents. The historical structure of the Haveli comes with a high arched roof and carved brackets.
Vyas Chhatri: Situated in Bada Bagh, Vyas Chhatri showcases the rich culture and architecture of Rajasthan. The attraction comprises a plethora of cenotaphs. Along with being popularly known as the sunset point in Jaisalmer, Vyas Chhatri is a panoramic place to visit.
Places to visit near Jaisalmer:
Sam Sand Dunes: Sam Sand dunes are one of the famous dunes close to the city and are a must-visit for people who want to explore deserts.
Khuri Desert: Khuri Desert is situated on the outskirts of Jaisalmer. The dunes are about 40 kilometers away from the city, towards the southwest. Khuri is a local village with a limited population and showcases the traditional culture of Rajasthan. The rough and bright dunes are the delight of this place and leave you feeling awestruck.
Lodhuva: Lodhuva is another ancient village in the Jaisalmer district. Located around 15 kilometers to the northwest, this place was once the prestigious capital of the dynasty of Bhatti. Nonetheless, today, this town is in ruins and is famous for its rich history.
Desert National Park: Desert National Park is a famous spot situated in the center of the undulating terrain. Ideal for wildlife enthusiasts, this place is surrounded by greenery and a picturesque view. It extends up to 3000 sq kilometers and is a hub to several exotic and majestic creatures.
Kuldhara Village: Kuldhara Village is quite famous for its haunting tales. It comprises old, historical, and peculiarly empty streets. Several myths suggest that this place is a house for spooky folklore and scary mythical tales. It is located 17 kilometers from the city and is now a fascinating attraction for tourists.
Activities in Jaisalmer:
Desert Festival Jaisalmer: The exclusive dessert festival is one of the specialties of Jaisalmer. Organized by the Tourism department, this festival takes place from January to February. Here, one can enjoy the vibrant folk culture and carnival activities starting from camel polo, acrobats, puppeteers, and much more.
Dune Bashing: Sit tight as we tour you through the thrilling dune bashing ride amidst the sun-breezing sands of Jaisalmer. Not only do we take you to the most desired location, but we give you the benefit of experiencing the most fun-loving ride with your loved ones.
Camel Safari: You don’t want to miss the traditional camel Safari for an authentic Jaisalmer sightseeing experience. Stroll through the Rajasthan desert and make this never-ending journey a worthwhile one. You can thereby stop at different villages to experience the culture that this place has to offer.
Jaisalmer cuisine:: If you plan on visiting Jaisalmer, eating the local food is a must. The blend of spicy and mouth-watering Rajasthani food will undeniably enhance your overall experience. A few of the top dishes of this destination include- Dal Bati Churma, Gatte ki Sabji, and Ker Sangri.
Where to Stay in Jaisalmer:
Jaisalmer hotels and resorts offer an exotic living experience for every guest. You can live in a luxurious setting filled with thrilling activities and sports. There are many Jaisalmer tour packages to help you make the most of this trip.
Suryagarh: The palace-turned-regal hotel offers a delightful experience to the visitors, as though they are living in actual Jaisalmer palaces. Enjoy the luxurious amenities such as the spa and a stylish bar.
WelcomHeritage Mandir Palace: Live in the contemporary style suites and enjoy the exclusive outdoor pool and other fancy facilities that this place has to offer.
Jaisalmer Marriott Resort and Spa: The euphoric resort offers everything starting from a sophisticated architecture to pools and spas. Live in a luxurious setting and experience its scenic view.
The Serai: The exceptionally refined lodge comes with uniquely designed permanent tents with fun-loving facilities starting from outdoor dinner, pool, and spa.
Hotel Jaisalkot: The massive Hotel Jaisalkot gives you the benefit of having a Haveli-like experience. Sit through the sunshine that falls on the hotel and enjoy all the exciting amenities that this place has to offer.