Jaisalmer Sightseeing

Jaisalmer : 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 adventure.

#Gadisar Lake

Gadsisar Lake is one of the most visited tourist destinations in Jaisalmer. Leaving the crowd away, there is Gadsisar lake, which is the symbol of peace and prosperity. It was once a water reservoir to the whole of Rajasthan.The major tourist attraction of the Gadsisar Lake is the lake surrounding temples and migratory birds. If you are lucky enough you might just be able to spot a migratory bird. There are a number of temples around it making it a famous pilgrimage spot.

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  jaisalmer-fort #Jaisalmer Fort

A five-storied structure constructed in a traditional Rajasthani method. The rich heritage of the Jaisalmer fort can be seen portrayed in the novel written by Satyajit Ray which was later turned into a movie. The architectural pattern this fort is divided into three layers of walls. The outside layer is made up of solid stone blocks.The forts of Rajasthan are very intricate in nature.The second layer goes around the fort. The inward partition is the third layer which was used by Rajput warriors to hurl boiling water, oil, blocks of rocks on the enemies. This enigmatic structure is sure to keep your eyes wide open.

#Patwon ki Haveli

The Patwon ki Haveli is considered to be one of the most important Havelis of Jaisalmer because of two important things: it was the first Haveli to be ever built in Jaisalmer and it is a cluster of 5 different havelis making it one of the biggest Havelis. The other name given to this Haveli is the “mansion of brocade merchants” because the Patwa family used to deal in gold and silver.

Currently, the Haveli is taken care of by the Rajasthan government. The gateways and arches of this Haveli are also masterpieces. The entire Haveli is made of yellow sandstone and the main gateway of this Haveli is brown.

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thar-desert #Thar Desert

Camel Safari is a oldest & but the best way to explore the beauty of the Thar Desert in Jaisalmer. The starting point of the Jaisalmer Camel Safari is the Jaisalmer city. We would say that a tour to Jaisalmer is incomplete without a evening trip to the desert. The safari isn’t expensive and can be done on Camels {best option} and private taxi.In the safari one can easily spot Chinkaras a rear breed of dears, local villages who haven’t seen the signs of globalization. desert peacocks and a sunset which we can guarantee that you would have never seen. Then in the night we will have a nice dinner at a desert camp and will even stay there for the night. Desert camps are amazing as they will arrange Rajasthani mujra, puppet show and other entertainment programs for you.

#Salim Singh Haveli

This Haveli is slightly different from the other Havelis in terms of art and sculpture. The roof of this Haveli has been built in the form of a peacock. At the entrance of the Haveli, there are tuskers made of sand stones guarding the haveli.This haveli has 38 balconies and each balcony has its own artistry. The name given to this Haveli is Jahaz mahal because of the front of the haveli resembling ship stern. Thrillophilia recommends a visit to this Haveli to see how beautiful art can be.

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KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA #Jain Temple

Jain temple is located within the boundaries of the Jaisalmer fort. This temple is amust visit on a Jaisalmer tour. Thrillophilia can make arrangements for you to get inside the temple. The temple is rich in architecture and art. The Jain temple still holds the idol of Parshvanath which has been built from black stones.

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