Location : State – Rajasthan ( North India )
Jaisalmer a royal barbican of the desert empire is a marvel beauty in itself. Epitomizing the scorched, charisma of the desert, this platinum splendor created in golden yellowish sandstone stood (stand) with pride on the Trikuta Hill in the heart of the Thar Desert.
Jaisalmer is notable for cobblestone lanes disseminated with palaces, forts, temples and havelis. Embellished with shade, festivity and entertainment, the Golden city of Jaisalmer is righteously a momentous experience for a die hard nature lover of the glistening sands.
Jaisalmer Fort: The fort stands over the Trikuta Hill at a height of 250 feet is encompassed by wall across the hills. Five corresponding palaces in the fort have exquisite craftsmanship with ’jaali’ frames and delicate ’jharokhas’. Built in golden sandstone the bastion represents the gleaming eminence of the desert.
Jain Temples: In the premises of the fort there are splendidly sculptured of Jain temples, glorified to Rishabdevji, Sambhavnathji and Parshvanathji.
Gadsisar Sagar Lake: Maharwal Garsisingh Gadsisar Lake in Jaisalmer is a rainwater reservoir, built in 1156 AD. Lake surrounds many exquisite temples and shrines.The myriad birds flapping their wings over the blue lake is the most diverting site.
Haveli (Mansions): Jaisalmer is aptly called ’the Museum City’, Havelis of Jaisalmer eminently carved with filigree work, are the constructions of 12th - 15th century. These art museums are the houses contrived by the wealthy merchants of this preceding trade center. Main attractions are Patwon-ki-Haveli, Nathmalji-ki-Haveli, and Salim singh-ki-Haveli.
Sam Sand Dune: Jaisalmer treasures some fabulous excursions: a trip to Sam Sand Dunes 42km. creates a charming mirage, definitely a photographer’s ecstasy.
Wood Fossil Park: The park is 17km. from Jaisalmer and is 180million years old , commonly known as Fossil Park. It lies on the Barmer Road and plays a significant role in the study of the life of Thar Desert.
The Desert Festival: This 3 days desert festival comes in the month of February. The yellow town of Jaisalmer sparkles with colors, exultation, and songs. Camel races, Folk dances, Turban tying contest and Mr. Desert are the foremost attractions of the event.
Jaisalmer is more known for its embroidery work, mirror work, wood products and jewelery made out of glittering silver mattle. Primary marke encompasses Pansart Bazaar, Sadar Bazzar some Government outlets with handicraft items and Khadi Gramodyog are also notable for their fair price.
How To Get There
By Air: Jodhpur 285 km is the nearest airport to the town.
By Rail: Night train services links Jaisalmer with Delhi, Jaipur & Jodhpur.
By Road: The city is also well connected by road services. Bus services from Bilaner, Ajmer, Jaipur, Ahmedabad runs to the city. RTDC conducts the royal tour on Palace On Wheel which also covers Jaisalmer.
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