Jaisalmer tours are one of the finest tours in India which will be cherished by the tourists. There are various places of interest in and around Jaisalmer. Jaisalmer is located in Rajasthan. Jaisalmer is famous as the ‘Jewel of the desert’ or ‘the Golden city of India’. A Rajput king, Rawal Jaisal, established the city of Jaisalmer in 1156 A.D. This yellow granite city is located deep in the heart of the Thar Desert. Jaisalmer is popular for its old glorious forts, palaces and mansions. Exciting and memorable camel safaris are more popular in the Jaisalmer tours. The city of Jaisalmer has a rich cultural heritage. Various vibrant festivals in Jaisalmer are famous all over India. The Jaisalmer Fort is among the chief attractions of the city, located on the Trikuta Hill. Rajput ruler Rawal Jaisal built this world famous structure. The Jaisalmer fort is the second oldest fort in Rajasthan next to Chittour Fort. It is said that a quarter of Jaisalmer city’s population stays inside the fort walls, which makes it the world's only living fort. Patwon ki haveli, Nathmalji ki haveli, Salim Singh ki haveli and Tazia tower are the other chief tourist attractions during one’s Jaisalmer tours.
Apart from the fort, the havelis of Jaisalmer are worth visiting during the Jaisalmer tours. The Patwon ki Haveli is the most important haveli in Jaisalmer. It has been constructed during 1800 and 1860 AD. The haveli is demarcated into five buildings. There is a private museum in the first building. Some old furniture and household items are kept in the museum. The second and the fifth buildings are under government authority. There is a traditional shop in the third building. Nathmalji ki Haveli was constructed in the early 19th century. It was built to use as the Prime Minister s residence. Attractive frontage of this haveli is the most amazing characteristic of this majestic structure. There are two elephants standing outside the haveli engraved out of yellowish granites. Salim Singh constructed the Salim Singh ki haveli. Salim Singh was the Prime Minister of Jaisalmer state. The distinctive feature of this haveli is that it was built without using cement. There is a beautiful lake in Jaisalmer. It is known as Gadsisar Lake. Jaisalmer is a city balanced atop the Trikuta hill. Moreover, there are miles of shiny sand against the hills. After the sunset, the granite buildings release gleaming flames that gave Jaisalmer the title of the 'Golden City’.
Jaisalmer is not only about forts and palaces, but also a wonderful lake. The Gadsisar Lake was the main source of water during the medieval period. The lake is a peaceful place for outings. There is a Jain temple called Lodurva Jain temple, located 15 km away from Jaisalmer. It is one of the important Jain pilgrimage destinations in Jaisalmer.
Jaisalmer is well connected by air from Delhi, Jaipur and Jodhpur. The Jaisalmer Airport is under the authority of Indian Air force. It is five km away from the city center and it is ready for public use only from September to March. Jaisalmer is connected by rail with Jodhpur. Jodhpur is well connected with major cities of India including Jaipur, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Mumbai and Agra. There is a good network of roads between major cities of Rajasthan and Jaisalmer, which include Jaipur. Jaisalmer tours are always an inviting and charming option to both the domestic and inbound tourists.
Last Updated On: 2011/07/11