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Jaisalmer

Tourist spots In Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer-Fort

Jaisalmer Fort

Golden Fort or Sonar Fort

Jaisalmer Fort the most lively monument of the world worth visiting. A living urban center with over 3000 people residing within its walls with its structural excellence and web of narrow and wide lanes this fort gives you a feel of Royal Era.

Founded in year 1156 A.D. Jaisalmer fort is second oldest fort in Rajasthan. The desire of Mughals and Rajput clan of Jodhpur this fort retained its honour with Bhati clan of Jaisalmer.

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Patwon Ki Haveli

Patwa Haveli, Nathmal Haveli and Salim Haveli

Being a trade center and dynasty ruled city, Jaisalmer got some unique buildings and architectural monuments that defined the city as city of Havelis. Build with either pure Rajputana architecture and a blend of Rajputana and Mughal architecture these havelis worth visiting.

The major Havelis of Jaisalmer in order of their build period are Patwo Ki Haveli, Nathmal Ji Ki Haveli and Salim Ji Ki Haveli. All these Havelis are now converted into tourist points and are open during general visiting hours.

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Gaddisar Lake

Man made lake

Build to quench thrist of people in Jaisalmer this lake worth being called as Oasis in desert. The lake is extremely placid with temples and shrines doting and forming a great panoramic background for your pictures.

A nice place to spend a romantic evening on the boat. One can see the beautiful sunset from the boat. The best time to visit lake is either befor 11:00 AM or after 4:30 PM.

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Royal Tombs

Bada Bagh and Vyas Chatari

The royal cenotaphs of kings, nobel persons and brave warriors the place is calm and serene to visit. To maintain the dignity and worthiness of the place you will not find any description or inscriptions to explain you.

Bada bagh means big garden, a garden of cenotaphs of warriors. Vyas chatari is same place with cenotaphs of nobel persons of the city. These places provide a taste of history and reminiscence of bygone era. Best time to visit is either early morning or before sunset.

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Amar Sagar

Oasis in thar desert

A small and beautiful lake near 17th century palace build by Maharaja Akhai Singh to honor his predecessors Amar Singh. Calm magical chymes of water on relaxing stairs of lake brings the feel of solitude.

A famous and magnificently build Jain temple is near this lake showing the carvings and artwork on stone. Best time to visit lake is again either early morning or during sunset.

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Kuldhara

The abandoned ghost town of thar desert

In the Era of kings and ministers about 200 years ago “Kuldhara” was home to the Paliwal Brahmins. The village is desolate with uncanny silence prevailing around. It is being said that all villagers left this place leaving their homes behind.

The place worth visiting specially for those who love fiction and adventure. The town is 20 Kms away from Jaisalmer and the best time to visit is daytime. A company of local tour guide will help you to reveal and discover new facts about the place.

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Khaba Fort

Yet another fascinating and slightly spooky fort in Jaisalmer

Khaba Fort is a ruined citadel set amid a barren desert village. It’s an architecturally impressive landmark full of eeriness, history and mysticism. Wander the dusty streets lined with crumbling houses and almost devoid of human activity. Khaba Fort dates back to the 13th century and was once an important part of Kuldhara, a village inhabited by Paliwal Brahmins. Sometime during the 1800s the residents fled the village and left behind a ghost town.

The place worth visiting specially for those who love fiction and adventure. The town is 20 Kms away from Jaisalmer and the best time to visit is daytime. A company of local tour guide will help you to reveal and discover new facts about the place.

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Jaisalmer War Museum

A war museum and a war memorial

The Jaisalmer War Museum was conceptualised to display India’s rich military history and showcase real war efforts as they happened in the past. The Jaisalmer War Museum aims to promote greater awareness of the sacrifice made by heroes of the Indian Army, in particular, and Indian Armed Forces in general.