Tourist Attractions in Jaisalmer – India

The Jaisalmer city is in the Rajasthan State of India. It is also known as “The Golden City”. The Jaisalmer city lies in the heart of the Thar Desert. This city is located 357 miles (575 kilometres) from Jaipur. The city is famous for tourist attractions, as it has palace and several temples. Many of the houses and temples are finely sculptured. Every year British tourists visit Jaisalmer. The nearest airport is Dabok International Airport of Udaipur. Air India and Jet Airways are the two airlines that fly to Udaipur and UK travellers can get cheap flights to India from UK in advance.

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The most famous tourist attraction and notable monuments is the Jaisalmer Fort. It is one of the largest fortifications in the world, and is a World Heritage Site. The fort is situated in the middle of the city. The fort was built by the Rajput ruler Rawal Jaisal in 1156 AD. The name of the palace derives from its ruler name. The Jaisalmer Fort stands among the sandy area of the Thar Desert. Its massive yellow sandstone walls area tawny lion colour during the day, fading to honey-gold as the sun sets, thereby camouflaging the fort in the yellow desert. It is also known as Golden Fort or Sonar Quila.

Bada Bagh, also known as Barabagh means Big Garden, is a garden complex. It is located about 6 km north of Jaisalmer on the way to Ramgarh. The garden was completed by Lunakaran, the son of Maharawal Jaisal Singh, who started the construction in 16th century. The Bada Bag is next to the lake and served as a memorial where the nobles and their families were cremated. The view of the garden is very beautiful, especially at sunrise and sunset.

Kuldhara Village was the largest village and consist of 84 villages. This was established in 1291 by the Paliwal Brahmins. The community was very prosperous, with good business acumen and agricultural knowledge, with the ability to grow crops in the dry desert. In 1825, all the people in Kindhara and nearby 83 villages vanished in dark. TheKuldhara village is 18km towards the west and can be assessed by a taxi from Jaisalmer. Not many tourist visit this place, as it remains the huge heaps of bricks and dusty lanes.

Salim Singh-Ki-Haveli was built on the remains of the older haveli built in the late 17th century. The new building was built in 1815 and was occupied by the Mehta family of Jaisalmer. This haveli has distinctive shape, its narrow from the first floors and then the top storey spreads out into a mass of carving, with graceful arched balconies. The roof has been constructed in the form of peacock.

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