Jaisalmer - The Golden
Also known as:
The Golden City
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The Golden City of Jaisalmer in Rajasthan is simply unmatched. It was
the part of the famous Silk Route during the days of yore. The
splendid Jaisalmer Fort stands proudly on its land and narrates the
stories of the valor and chivalry of the Rajput rulers. Jaisalmer
still retains its medieval charm, which is evident in its colorful
narrow streets, splendid forts and palaces of Rajasthan, opulent
havelis and bazaars.
The otherwise barren land of Jaisalmer comes alive once every year
during winters. It is the time when the festivities of Desert Festival
slowly start engulfing the Desert City. During the festival in
Jaisalmer, the city displays the wealth of its culture and traditions
to the rest of the world. The festival expresses the people's zeal for
the life and is a colorful extravaganza of fun, frolic, laughter and
Rising like a sunbeam from the golden sands of the desert, Jaisalmer
Fort is the second oldest fort of Rajasthan. A sight to behold, this
living fort is one of the marvels of Rajasthani Architecture,
especially of the stone carver's art.
Evoking a vision of chivalry and valor, these havelis were built by
wealthy merchants. Famous for their intricately- carved facades, the
workmanship of Jaisalmer's Havelis present a beautiful amalgam of
Rajput architecture and Islamic art. Some of the famous havelis of
Salim Singh ki Haveli
Unusaual and mystic! It is a Salim Singh ki Haveli. The top most
storeys of this haveli are destroyed yet the surviving structure has
peerless grandeur. You indeed would be enticed with the intricate
workmanship and designed Jharokhas.
Patwon ki Haveli
Patwaon Ki Haveli is another dimension to the Jaisalmer havelis. It
is a five storey edifice which was constructed in 1800 AD and 1860
AD. This is the largest of its kind and is one of the grandest
mansion in Jaisalmer.
Nathmal ki Haveli
Nathumal Ki Haveli is two identical looking portions which are
combined by a common facade. The projected balconies are the sheer
example of Jeweller's art applied to stone carvings.
The origin of this artificial water tank dates back to 1156 AD.
Surrounded by small temples and shrines, it also gives a view of the
exquisite archway, Teelon ki Pol - one of the main entrances to the
lake and the city.
Also known as the city of Sunset Point, it houses the cenotaph of Sage
Vyas who compiled the famous epic Mahabharata. Moreover, it gives you
a bird's-eye view of the picturesque beauty of Jaisalmer.
Sam Sand Dunes
Sam Sand dunes are the major attractions of Jaislamer. It is 3 kms
long and 1 km wide and is half a kilometer high. The sam sand dunes
are unreliable and they are picturesque. Sam Sand dunes are just the
place to surf the golden sands of Rajasthan through a safari.
Desert National Park
Located at a distance of 40 kms from Jaisalmer, Desert National park
is a perfect example of unusual ecological bio diversity. Thar desert
is the teeming with wildlife and have some resident species which
include Chinkara, Hare Desert fox, black buck, wolf and desert cat.
This is a 300 year old Jaisalmer Haveli. It has a beautiful blue
cupola roof with carved brackets in the form of peacocks. This is an
amazing mansions in yellow stone and has an amazing projecting balcony
on the top storey.
The Desert Festival is one of the most popular cultural events on the
annual festival calendar of Rajasthan. The colorful event is held
every year at Jaisalmer in the months of January/February. The
festival is a showcase of the performing arts and crafts of Rajasthan.
The melodious tunes and rhythms of the folk musicians and amazing folk
dance performances by renowned artists create a spellbound effect on
spectators. The event is organized on the famous golden sand dunes at
Sam near Jaisalmer. Colorful craft bazaars set up for the occasion are
an added attraction of the festival.
from major cities
How to reach there
Jodhpur Airport is the nearest
Airport to Jaisalmer
Jaisalmer Railway Station is well
connected with Jodhpur on meter gauge, which in turn is connected
with all major cities.
Jaisalmer is well connected by road
with Jodhpur, Bikaner via Pokhran, Barmer with luxury A/c coaches.
Little Italy, Jaisalmer
Hotels in Jaisalmer
Fort Rajwada [ph]
Taj Rawal Kot [hh]
Hotel Rang Mahal [hh]
Hotel Jawahar Niwas Palace [hh]
Gorbandh Palace [ph]
Hotel Deoki Niwas [hh]
Hotel Mahadev Palace [hh]
Hotel Nachana Haveli [hh]
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