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Jaisalmer

The city is the eastern border of the country and located in the Thar Desert. It is like a golden mirage with lots of sandstones and sandunes dominating the city’s landscape. The city is full of havelis, magnificent palaces and temples. The camels in Jaisalmer are known as the “ship of deserts.” Some of the major destinations are Patwon-ki-Haveli, Jaisalmer Haveli, Nathmalji ki Haveli, and Salim singh-ki-Haveli and Salem Singh haveli. 

Tourist Places in Jaisalmer :

Jaisalmer Fort: visit the Golden Fortress and other buildings tucked inside its many inner walls, including Raj Mahal (the Royal Palace), ornately carved Jain temples, and the Hindu Laxminath Temple.Delicate sandstone window screens, topped by Mughal-style arches, adorn the facades of almost every building in the fort. Rooms within the Raj Mahal show off the Maharaja's love for Belgian glass and his patronage of the arts. Floral mosaics made of mirrors cover entire walls within several of the palace’s sitting rooms.

Explore the havelis (mansions) built by merchants during the 19th century. These exquisitely carved structures of local golden-yellow sandstone are still in pristine condition. We will visit Salim Singh ki Haveli (home to the tyrannical Prime Minister of Jaisalmer in the 18th century), Patwon ki Haveli (House of Brocade Merchants) and Nathmal ki Haveli. We will later visit the Gadi-sar, an artificial lake surrounded by temples that has quenched Jaisalmer’s thirst during the worst of droughts.

Experience the pace and space of desert life at sand dunes on a camel back or cart. In local legends and folk-songs, the Raikas or the camel drivers are described as the messengers of love and the carriers of good or bad tidings. Watch a sunset among the dunes that you are unlikely to forget.

Bada Bagh On the road that leads into Jaisalmer stand the marble Royal Cenotaphs (Chhatris) of the Rawals. Each of these pillared, canopied structures marks the site where a Jaisalmer ruler was cremated