Location: Situated in the Thar Desert in the north Indian state of Rajasthan
Major Tourist Attractions: Jaisalmer Fort, Camel Safari, Jain Temples, Salim Singh Ki Haveli, Patwo ki Haveli, Gadsisar Lake, Lodurva, Sam Dunes
Best Hangout: Gadsisar Lake, Baba Bagh, Sam Dunes
Best Activity: Camel Safari in the Sam Dunes
Nearby Tourist Destinations: Jodhpur, Bikaner
Jaiselmer is known as "The Golden City". The town stands on a ridge of yellowish sandstone, crowned by a fort, which contains the palace and several ornate Jain temples. Jaisalmer is a desert city and instantly invokes number of images in the mind of travellers.
Patwon Ki Haveli
The five-storied Patwon ki Haveli is the largest of its kind in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India. Patwon ki haveli is one of the most elaborate and fascinating mansions in Jaisalmer that entices you with its hypnotic charm.
Saalim Singh Ki Haveli
Rajasthan Jaisalmer tours must definitely entail tours to Salim Singh Ki haveli that stands in mute testimony to the splendorous Jaisalmer past towards the eastern end of Jaisalmer city. This stately Jaisalmer haveli with its stunning blue cupola roof is resplendent with exquisite stone carvings, screen windows and exotic murals.
This tank outside the city walls, once held the town's water supply, and, befitting its importance in providing precious water to the inhabitants of this arid city, is surrounded by small temples and shrines. A wide variety of waterfowl flock here in winter. The tank was built by Maharaja Gadsi Singh, taking the advantage of a natural declivity that already retained some water. Gadsisar lake constructed by Maharaha Gadsi Singh.
The Rajput ruler Jaisala built it in 1156. Jaisalmer Fort is the most alive of any museum, fort or palace that one is likely to visit in India. About a quarter of the old city's population resides within the fort walls. Built over the Trikuta hill, this fort is the biggest and the most beautiful landmark of the city..
Jain Temples These groups of fine Jain temples were built in the 12th to 15th century within the Jaisalmer Fort. They are beautifully carved and dedicated to Rikhabdevji and Sambhavnathji. There is also a Shiva and a Ganesh temple within the fort. This temple built in 1156 & Constructed By Maharawal Jaisala.
Vyas Cenotaphs Jaisalmer: This cenotaph is also known as the Sunset Point as it gives a wonderful view of picturesque Jaisalmer at sundown. Sage Vyas was the man who compiled the Hindu epic Mahabharata, the longest scripture in the world with almost 300,000 verses. He dictated the Mahabharata to Ganesh, the god with an elephant-head and son of Shiva the Destroyer.
Desert Festival (Jan-Feb): Held in Jaiselmer is one of the most popular of all festivals in Rajasthan. In Jaiselmer desert festivals there are exciting games, competitions. Games like camel dances, camel acrobatics, camel races, and camel polo, competitions for the best decorated camel Folk performers like musicians, ballad singers, snake charmers, and puppeteers all show their traditional skills. It is a journey into the heart of the desert, the golden city of Jaiselmer that has a charm of its own. A true show on the sands, which attracts even the much-traveled visitor.