Jaisalmer Tourism in India
¤ Jaisalmer- A Desert Rigion of Rajasthan
Jaisalmer, another princely state of Rajasthan is a paradise of the
desert kingdom. Summarizing the allure of the desert, the splendid
Jaisalmer nestles in the foothills of Trikuta.
Jaisalmer is a desert city and instantly invokes number of images in
the mind of travellers. The word itself provokes an image of deserted
land with camel swiftly moving on the golden sands. The city is almost
enticing and for domestic travellers as it is to foreign tourists.
Standing in pride with its colossal forts, palaces and havelis,
Jaisalmer showcases the artistic sense of the Rajput kings.
The city is awesome to cover in cool season. Th city is actually
divided into nearly two equal halves. The town is smal enough to be
covered on foot. If not less, try spending atleast 4 days in the city,
only then you would get a full coverage of beautiful city.
North India, Rajasthan
Places of Interest :
Jaisalmer fort, Manak Chowk and the Havelis.
Festive Attractions :
Extremely hot summers with maximum
temperature touching 47 °C., Cold winters - min 1°C
Ideal Time to Visit :
¤ Unfold Jaisalmer !
Jaisalmer Fort :
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
Jaisalmer are :
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.
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
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.
Vyas Chhatri :
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
Moving out 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.
Shopping in Jaisalmer is a great way to experience
the beauty of the state. There are some major shops inside the fort
which include Sadar Bazaar, Sonaron ki Bass Manak Chowk, Pansari
Bazaar, Gandhi Darshan, Seema Gram and various Rajasthani Govt Shops.
The city is well connected by flights which move from to and from New
Delhi, Jodhpur and Jaipur. The major airport, Jaisalmer airport lies
in the cantonment area which is 5 kms away from the city centre. It is
generally managed by the Indian air force.
Jaisalmer is connected by a daily trains to Jodhpur. The city is
majorly connected by Agra, Jaipur, New Delhi, Mumbai and many more.
Just a 10 min drive from Gadi Sagar Pol.
aisalmer is connected to all major cities of Rajasthan such as
Bikaner, Jaipur and Jodhpur. Its main bus stand is situated near the
railway station. All major busses move from Bus depot to city centre.
A Stay to Remember !
The best places to stay in Jaisalmer
are in the heritage edifices, Heritage hotels. Most of these small and
big time havelis have been converted inti mid range and deluxe hotels.
Try to book your room before you land on the city, just to ensure a
Major Tour Packages To Rajasthan
Hotel Himmatgarh Palace
Narayan Niwas Palace
Three Star Hotel
Hotel Dhola Maru, Jaisalmer