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Jaisalmer

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Jaisalmer City, JaisalmerThe Jaisalmer city stands on a yellowish sandstone ridge. Its crowning glory is its fort, also called the Golden Fort or Sonar Killa, which contains a palace and a number of ornate Jain temples. Jaisalmer is also called the Golden City as it lies in the heart of the Great Indian Desert Thar and has golden sands all around. Even most of the houses and temples here are made of the yellow stone, giving the entire town a yellow hue.


Jaisalmer means the Hill Fort of Jaisal. Jaisalmer is an important historical town. Several large communities in India owe their origin to the Bhatti Rajputs who founded the town of Jaisalmer and later spread out in several directions. The origin of Jaisalmer in its present form goes back to 1156 AD when Rawal Jassal Bhatti founded it. The Bhatti Rajputs claim to be direct descendants of Lord Krishna. In the medieval times, Jaisalmer was an important trading town and its wealthy merchants have also contributed richly to its art and architecture.


The ramparts of the Jaisalmer Fort include most of the city within themselves. The desert citadel and the various temples and havelis of Jaisalmer give it an Arabian Nights like charm. Jaisalmer has several lakes and palaces as well. The town comes alive during the Kite Festival and the Desert Festival.


Jaisalmer is also known for its Akal Wood Fossil Park, an important reserve housing several fossils; Desert National Park, a sprawling wildlife sanctuary; Sam Sand Dunes; the Khuri Village and Gadsisar Lake, an artificial lake that was made in the year 1367.


How to Reach:

Nearest Airport in Jodhpur is 300km. Direct trains are available to Jaisalmer from Jodhpur & Delhi via Jodhpur-Jaipur-Alwar. It is also well connected by road with all major cities.


Climate:

Jaisalmer has dry climate with very hot summer; a cold winter and sparse rains. During summer the maximum temperature reaches up to 49.2 C and during winter the minimum temperature can be1 C.


Jaisalmer is an extremely popular tourist hub of royal Rajasthan with ample luxury accommodation and convenient excursions.

 
 

Tourist attractions in Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer Fort - Jaisalmer Fort is the second oldest fort in Rajasthan after the Chittorgarh Fort. It rises spectacularly among the golden sands of Jaisalmer. Situated atop the Trikuta Hill in the midst of the Thar Desert, it is a spectacular sight.

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Havelis of Jaisalmer - Just like the Shekhawati region, Jaisalmer also has a wealth of architectural history and beauty in its numerous havelis. The havelis or mansions were made by wealthy merchants; the merchants let their imagination run over as money was no object; consequently each haveli is distinct and beautiful.

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Hotel Fort Rajwada - Even in the land of royals known for its highest standards of luxury, Fort Rajwada stands apart. A favorite haunt of celebrities like Sir Paul McCartney, Amitabh Bachhan and M F Hussain, Fort Rajwada has 91 centrally air-conditioned rooms and four suites that are done up to ensure a most luxurious and hospitable stay.

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Desert National Park - Established in 1980, this is a huge park spread over 3162 sq km. Vegetation includes shrubs and trees besides rolling sand dunes. The wildlife here includes fox, desert cat, hare, spiney tail uromastix and sand fish. Sparrows, imperial sand grouse, bustards, falcons and eagles also come here, making it a bird watcher’s paradise.

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Desert Festival - Among the most popular fairs in Rajasthan, the Desert Festival is held in the January to February period in the golden city of Jaisalmer. This festival attracts a large number of visitors because it showcases the desert-bound life and architecture of Rajasthan and also has all the elements of fun and revelry, e.g. performances by musicians, dancers, ballad singers, snake charmers, and puppeteers; camel dances, acrobatics, races, and polo; as well as a competition to identify the best decorated camel. Apart from these, tug-of-war, a turban tying competition and a Mr. Desert contest are also held. The festival ends with fireworks among the sand dunes.

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