Places to visit in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan and other popular destinations

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Places to visit in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan and other popular destinations

Jaisalmer is the desert city of Rajasthan with forts, havelis and palaces. This beautiful town is dotted with many tourist attractions that will surely make your tour a memorable one. The deserts of Jaisalmer make you remind the Arabian nights. The artwork and carving of the havelis are explicitly done to reflect the Rajput and Islamic style of architecture. Those who are looking for a tour with full of adventures; Jaisalmer city is the ideal place for them. This city is well known for its architectural monuments made by the Rajput warriors and the sculptors reflect the skilled work of the local craftsmen of the region. However, the major tourist attractions include the Jaisalmer Fort, Jain Temples, Havelis, Folklore Museum, and Kailana Lake.

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Jaisalmer Fort

Fort

Fort

The Jaisalmer Fort is situated at 250 feet high on Tricuta Hill. It is known to be one of the top forts of Jaisalmer city. There are four gateways Suraj Pol, Ganesh Pol, Hawa Pol and Bhoot Pol which are to be crossed to reach the fort. The fort has ninety nine bastions made out with crenellated sandstone. This fort also houses a number of royal apartments which are the Rang Mahal, the Juna Mahal, the Badal Mahal, the Moti Mahal and Zenana Mahal.

Jain Temples

Jain Temple

Jain Temple

The twelfth and fifteenth century made Jain temples are located within the fort dedicated to Rishabdevji and Sambhavnathji. The oldest Jain temple has Lord Parshvanatha as the main deity.

Havelis

Havelis

Havelis

The havelis of Jaisalmer are the some of the extraordinary creations with delicately carved architectures. The beautiful balconies of the havelis are built with honey-colored sandstone with intricate designs that look splendid to the observe eyes. The major havelis of Jaisalmer are Salim Singh ki Haveli, Nathmalji ki Haveli, Patwon ki Haveli, Simla Haveli, Haveli Shreenath, Mehar Haveli. Patwon ki Haveli is the most elaborate and largest of all the Jaisalmer havelis. Haveli Shreenath is a 450 year old haveli and known to be the haveli of the Prime Minister of Jaisalmer. The beautiful Simla Haveli was built some 500 years ago and it has spacious rooms, alcoves and fine looking archways.

Folklore Museum

The Folklore Museum is the museum of folk culture of Jaisalmer. It is also known as Lok Sanskritik Sangrahalaya. The museum displays the rich heritage culture of this city of the bygone era.

Kailana Lake

One of the scenic and picturesque lakes of Jaisalmer is the Kailana Lake. Surrounded by a serene environment, this lake is visited by many people from far and near.

 

Other popular destinations in Rajasthan

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