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                                           About Jaisalmer

The Golden City of Jaisalmer in Rajasthan is simply unmatched! It was the part of the famous Silk Route during the days of yore. The splendid Jaisalmer Fort stands proudly on its land and narrates the stories of the valor and chivalry of the Rajput rulers. Jaisalmer still retains its medieval charm, which is evident in its colorful narrow streets, splendid forts and palaces of Rajasthan, opulent havelis and bazaars.

Places to visit :-

The Jaisalmer Fort

The fort of Jaisalmer, which resembles a gigantic sandcastle, is home to several thousand people. Crowned over the Trikuta Hill, the golden yellow Jaisalmer Fort dates back to more than 800 years. The fort has many gates including Ganesh Pol, Suraj Pol, Bhoot Pol and Hawa Pol. In addition to this, it also has a number of beautiful havelies and a group of Jain temples that make it a special place to explore.

Gadisar Lake

The huge Gadisar Tank was once the main source of water supply to the city. In winters, a variety of birds flock here and make the whole environment enchanting. The beautiful arched gateway across the road down to the tank adds to its attraction. A number of exquisite temples and tanks located around the lake add to its pristine beauty.

Bada bagh

Bada Bagh, which literally means 'Big Garden', is located on the Ramgarh road. It was commissioned by Maharawal Jait Singh in the early 16th century and completed by his son Lunakaran after his death. The site has three different things to watch, a garden, a tank and a dam. In the vicinity itself you will find Govardhan Stambh (pillar).

Amar Sagar

Amar Sagar is a small and beautiful lake cum Oasis and is adjacent to a 17th Century palace called the Amar Singh Palace. Maharawal Akhai Singh built this palace in honor of one of his predecessors Amar Singh. Next to the palace are pavilions with a large stairs leading down to the Amar Sagar Lake. This haveli has been constructed in the pattern of apartments. The Amar Sagar is a five story high haveli and is famous for its murals. Wherever you go in this haveli, you will notice beautiful murals painted with delicate efforts.

Sam Sand Dunes

There is no point coming to the Thar Desert if you don't go for the Desert Safari. That is why Sam sand dunes are becoming the major attraction in Jaisalmer. This is the closest place from where you can loose yourself in 'the Great Thar Desert'. Sam has a truly magnificent stretch of sweeping dunes, with sparse or no vegetation.

Kuldhra

Kuldhara village is 18 km to the west of Jaisalmer. This is among the 84 villages inhabited by the prosperous, hardworking Paliwals. Established by the Kuldhar sub-caste of Paliwal Brahmins in the year 1291, it was once a prosperous village with 600 houses. Kuldhara is a calm place and the ruins found around are examples of advanced sculpture and architecture.

Jain temple

Jaisalmer Fort houses 7 Jain temples within its walls; all of them were built in the 15th and 16th centuries. The temple spires are very prominent and can be easily picked out from anywhere in the Fort. Dedicated to different Tirthankars, all the temples are built from the golden-yellow Jaisalmeri stone and are connected with each other making it quite confusing to the casual visitor to separate one temple from another. The temples dedicated to Chandraprabhu, Rishabhdev, Sambhavnath and Parsvanath are the among the largest of the temples and also with the most impressive carvings. The entrance to the Parsvanath Temple is particularly stunning.