Jaisalmer Fort is one of the largest forts in the world. It is situated in Jaisalmer city in the Indian state of Rajasthan.It is an World Heritage Site. It was built in 1156 by the Bhati Rajput ruler Rao Jaisal, from where it derives it name. The fort stands proudly amidst the golden stretches of the great Thar Desert, on Trikuta Hill, and has been the scene of many battles. Its massive yellow sandstone walls are a tawny lion color during the day, fading to honey-gold as the sun sets, thereby camouflaging the fort in the yellow desert.
Jain Temples situated in the Jaisalmer Fort are a must visit site in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan. You will find these temples to be very old and high pilgrimage as well as archeological value attached to them.
Patwon ki Haveli
The Patwon Ji ki Haveli is an interesting piece of Architecture and is the most important among the havelis in Jaisalmer. This is precisely because of two things, first that it was the first haveli erected in Jaisalmer and second, that it is not a single haveli but a cluster of 5 small havelis.
Sam Sand Dunes
There is no point coming to the Thar Desert if you don’t go for the Desert Safari. That is why Sam sand dunes are becoming the major attraction in Jaisalmer.
A descendant of Maharawal Jaisal Singh, the founder of the state and Maharaja of Jaisalmer, Jai Singh II (1688–1743), commissioned a dam to create a water tank during his reign in the 16th century. This made the desert green in this area
Gadsisar Lake is one of the major tourist attractions of Jaisalmer. Just leave the madding crowd behind and venture towards the outskirts and you will find yourself next to the famous Gadsisar Lake.
Kuldhara Abandoned Village
Kuldhara story is one of the weirdest and inspiring stories I’ve ever heard. About 15 Km. west of Jaisalmer a city in western Rajasthan lies the ruins of a village which was called Kuldhara.
One of the best places in Jaisalmer to observe a sunset, the Vyas Chhatri is a specimen of really intricate carvings and delicate designs. To the curious, Chhatris are the Rajasthan’s spin to cenotaphs, and this one is dedicated to sage Vyas, who completed the 300,000 verse long epic, Mahabharata and dedicated it to Lord Ganesh.
Silk Route Art Gallery
An art gallery you will spot on your way up to the Jaisalmer Fort and Temples, Silk Route Art Gallery displays quilt and carpet artwork which are for sale. The gallery keepers here are quite helpful and will give you interesting information on the make and the kinds of artwork of the place.
Desert National Park
Desert National Park, Rajasthan, India, is situated in the west Indian state of Rajasthan near the town of Jaisalmer. This is one of the largest national parks, covering an area of 3162 km
Amar Sagar Lake
Amar Sagar is a small and beautiful lake cum Oasis and is adjacent to a 17th Century palace called the Amar Singh Palace. Maharawal Akhai Singh built this palace in honor of one of his predecessors Amar Singh.
Nathmal Ji Ki Haveli
This Nathmal Ji ki haveli was commissioned to serve as the residence of Diwan Mohata Nathmal, the then Prime Minister of Jaisalmer. Maharawal Beri Sal commissioned the construction of this Haveli.
Gandhi Chowk Street
Gandhi Chowk, a popular food and shopping area in Jaisalmer.
Pokhran is a city and a municipality located in the Jaisalmer district of the Indian state of Rajasthan. It is a remote location in the Thar Desert region and served as the test site for India’s first underground nuclear weapon detonation.
Akal Wood Fossil Park
If you are done with history then Akal Fossil Park is the place to be. For, it takes you beyond History. It takes you back to the prehistoric Jurassic era, which is, hold your breath, 180 million years back! It is a fossil park where stood a forest 180 millions years ago. Then the area submersed in to the sea and the tree trunks got preserved in the form of fossils.
Salim Ji Ki Haveli
Salim Singh ki haveli has been built on the remains of an older haveli built in the late 17th century. The new building was built in the year 1815 and was occupied by the Mehta family of Jaisalmer.
Once inhabited and suddenly deserted by Paliwal Brahmins for reasons unknown, the Khaba Fort is yet another of the spooky places Jaisalmer has to offer. When here, you can take a look at the ruins of the homes of the 80 families that used to live here over 200 years, take a walk around the crumbling fort structure or visit the small museum that houses ancient village artefacts.
Surya Gate is one of the gates of the ancient Jaisalmer Fort located in the Thar Desert. This 12th century fort in yellow sandstone, also known as ‘Golden Fort’, stands on top of Trikuta Hill.
Tazia Tower of Jaisalmer is one of the major tourist attractions. If you have done with the various Rajputana architectures scattered in the city, Tazia tower will come as a welcome break to you. It is situated in the excellent ‘Badal Palace’ complex located near Amar Sagar Gate.
Even being only about 3 decades old, the Folklore Museum Jaisalmer has become a widely appreciated and often visited site in this desert city of Rajasthan. From among the various cities in Rajasthan, Jaisalmer has plenty of historical significance. Since the time of its establishment in early 12th century, the fort city has undergone plenty of upheavals in terms of fighting for the supremacy as well as plundering by external forces. Major development of the region was seen during the rule of Bhati clan, especially Jaisal Bhati, who had constructed the Jaisalmer Fort in 1156.
Shri Ramdev Mandir
Shri Ramdev Temple in Ramdev is a wonderful pilgrim centre which is exemplary of national unity and communal harmony as devotees of all religions accumulate here to pay their homage.
The Samadhi Mandir at Ramdevra in Jaisalmer district is a pilgrim centre respected by devotees of all religions. The tomb of Ramdevji is worshipped here and the Samadhi Mandir houses the samadhis of Ramdevji’s parents King Ajmalji and Queen Mata Meenaldevi. There are tombs of his grandfather Raja Ranjitsinhji, brother Viramdevji and his two sons.
Deoki Niwas Palace
Deoki Niwas Palace is designed like castle and is built from Jurassic yellow sand-stone . It offers world class facilities and services, in order to make your holiday even more adventurous and luxurious. Deoki Niwas Palace is one of the finest Luxury Boutique hotel of Jaisalmer.
Fort Rajwada is a successful attempt by Late Shri Dilip Singh Rathore to rediscover and restore the art & craft that made ‘BHARAT’ the “ETERNAL GOLDEN SPARROW”. Built in 6 acres of land, this princely home has breathtaking interiors done in the traditional style.
The Gorbandh Palace hotel in Jaisalmer is one of the most beautifully decorated heritage hotels in India.