Jaisalmar is really a treasure trove for the tourists. Here colorful turbans, decorated camels, tuk-tuks, magnificent forts & palaces enchants the kaleidoscope beauty of Rajasthan. Further the graceful Ghumar is another grateful Jaisalmar things to do. Titled "Golden City" Jaisalmar is really on of the fascinating destination situated in the lap of Thar deserts, Where row of magnificent forts and palaces beckons from the sand dunes and oasis. You can enjoy the beauty of Jaisalmar sightseeing by booking a cab through CabBazar.
Amid the Thar desert of Rajasthan, a massive yellow sandstone structure beckoning from the far of town will catches the tourists sight. This magnificent building was constructed by the Bhati Rajpur ruler Rao Jaisal in the 12 century. Since than Jaisalmer Fort gives the testimony of the excellence of great Rajasthani Architecture.
Rest atop of the the Trikuta Hills, Jaisalmar forts look like a straight extension from That desert. In this gigantic fortification you will find a elaborately carved Raj Mahal, several havelis, impressive gateways and beautiful temples. Also the architectural supremacy of the fort like the wonderfully carved windows, doors and walls tells the rich heritage that the build hold.
Tourists will fascinates with the magical moments of sunsets when the whole fort seems ablaze as it reflects the light form the setting sun. This makes this fort to profoundly known as "Sonar Quila" and win the title of UNESCO World Heritage Site.
2. Sam Sand Dunes
Sam Sand Dunes of the Thar is definitely a enchanting site for tourists. They offers a thrilling experience of the vast expanse of golden sands, pristine under the azure desert sky, that offers the perfect backdrop for thrilling camel safaris and mesmerizing sunset views.
Beyond the enchanting dunes, you will get a dive in the rich cultural heritage of Rajasthan. Where the vibrant Rajasthani music, dance, and delectable cuisine that encaptivate the senses with is adorable experiences. Here tourists will have well furnished resort's and camps to stay. Also a enchanting experience of Camel safari's and Jeep Safari's also awaits for your visit.
As an integral part of Rajasthan's tourism, Sam Sand Dunes offers a bustling markets that showcase traditional crafts and textiles. For travelers, it's not just a glimpse of the desert's beauty but an opportunity to immerse in Rajasthan's culture and traditions, making it a captivating and memorable experience.
3. Gadi Sagar Lake
If you looking for a perfect picturesque tourist site in Jaisalmar. So don't worry Gadi Sagar Lake is best suited for you. In the serene vicinity and cool surroundings of lake making it one of the best places to see in Jaisalmer.
This beautiful lake is constructed by the Maharaja of Jaisalmer, Majarwal Gadsi Singh in 1400 AD. As a water conservation tank on the rugged territory of Thar, but some get puzzle to think it is an oasis. Now it is also becomes a popular place for picnic spot for the locals.
As you reaches the lake, a massive carved yellow stone archway known as Tilon-ki-Pol welcomes you. It also offers the specular views of the Sonar Quila that's golden beauty leave them in wonder.
4. Patwon Ki Haveli
Tourists will get puzzled with the giant structure of the heritage Havelies that they find in the narrow lane of the Jaisalmer. One of the famous among them is the Patwon Ki Haveli. It is among the fairy-tale architecture of the town that the dream about while thinking for trip.
As you stroll the vibrant street of the Jaisalmer, several beautiful architecture of the town definitely fascinates you. This 19th century Haveli constructed by the wealthy trader, Guman Chand Patwa. Now it is titled as one of the largest Havelies in the architectural heaven of Rajasthan. Visiting the Havelies will let you the life of royalty that the history of Rajasthan still holds.
In this wonderful complex you will find few paintings and mirror artwork that adorns the interior of the grand mansion. To shows the heritage of Havelies one section of it turns into a museum that houses several artifacts. The yellow sandstone made building is always ready to welcomes you.
5. Jain Temples
If you want to taste the spiritual bounty of Jaisalmer so don't worry. You will have chance to explore the Jain Temples that were constructed between 12th and 15th century. These Jain Temples in the Jaisalmer Fort are the beat enchanting architecture situated in the splendid complex of Fort.
This beautiful temple complexes shows the great architecture excellency of Dilwara style of architecture. One of the identical feature of all there temples are, they are made up of yellow sandstone. These are the most visited places to see in Jaisalmar.
Dedicated to Jain Tirthankaras, these temples are the store house of many fine architecturl work of carved animal and human figures on the wall. A huge dome covered by an amalak and a water pot containing louts flowers are also catching your eyes.
6. Vyas Chhatri
Another wonderful place in Jaisalmer sightseeing is the Vyas Chhatri. Looking graceful in the shine shower of sun, Vyas Chhatri offers tourists a great photographic spot that is full of natural sceneries and peaceful surroundings with great architectural excellence.
This wonderful building was constructed in the honor of Sage Vyasa, who compiled the 300,000 verses of the Indian epic Mahabahart here. Also a cenotaph in the memory of sage is situated at the northern edge of the building. Visitors will also found here a Bada Bagh, an identical landmark of the city heritage.
This offers visitors a wonderful birds-eye views of the Jaisalmer and glorious sun set sceneries. That makes it one of the perfect sunset view point of the city. Other fascinating fact about the site is it's elevated dome-shaped pavilions with intrinsic carved structure. One of the best time to visit this golden sandstone structures is evening.
7. Tanot Mata Temple
Nestled in the heart of Jaisalmar, Tanot Mata Temple is one of the most visited religious destination of the town. Dedicated to Goddess Hinglaj Mata, it is established in 847 AD and the present build of the temple is build by Bhati Rajput King Tanu Rao. If you love to hear magical stories of you grandparents so this temples also added one in your list.
As this temple is also associated with many of incredible stories that are share by the locals and soldiers with the visitors. To glorify it's charm BSF has established a museum near the temple. One of worldly renowned is that, Pakistan dropped more than 3,000 bombs on the temple and Indian Army to destroy them but non of the blast.
Here visitors will also enjoy a camel ride amid the sand dunes dotted the rugged landscape of desert. Further the regional traditions of region with the delicious cuisines also grab the visitors.
8. Akal Wood Fossil Park
One of the great site that tourists can sea near Jaisalmer is Akal Wood Fossil Park. It is one of the must-visit place for history and nature lovers. In the wonder vast vicinity of the park visitors get the glimpse of the evaluation of earth and its wildlife.
This fossil park is discovered by a geologist Dr. Ammi in 1947. It is spread in the area of 21 hectares that consists the remains of ancient flora and fauna belonging to the almost 180 millions year ago near by the prehistoric times. A beautiful lake is also lies in the heart of the park, which lush greenery makes it a perfect picnic spot and relaxation site.
Here you will find a museum that shows a wide range o fossils that includes petrifies wood, leaves, seeds, fruits and even dinosaur bones. And the main attraction of the park is it's giant fossilied trunk that seize the sight form the far.
9. Nathmal Ki Haveli
If you looking something fusion of architecture amid the desert, so Nathmal Ki Haveli is one of those places to see in Jaisalmer. This grand building of late 19th century offers the glimpse of beautiful fusion of Islamic and Rajputana styles.
It is said that the Haveli is built by Hathi and Lulu, two brothers of Mohata Nathmal, the then Prime Minister of Jaisalmer. The carved walls, miniature style paintings and mighty tuskers carves out of yellow sandstone found in the inner chambers of mansion mesmerizes the visitors .This wonder is truly a great testament to the architectural skill of the artist.
One of the interesting fact about the haveli is it's construction. As it said that the building was constructed by two brothers without knowing the progress. But this unique irregular shape of the haveli is now becoming a identical characteristic of the and get admired in Rajasthan.
10. Desert Culture Centre and Museum
Apart from buzzing streets, fascinating forts and havelies, you will also find the charm of historical significance of Jaisalmer in the very museum that found here. One of the best among them is Desert Culture Centre and Museum.
This museum host the rich heritage of the Thar Desert. Here visitors will find the vast collection of local musical instruments, ancient coins and currency, traditional jewellery, Rajasthani folk dance costumes and many more. That make them fascinated for the history of the region.
Apart from that the splendid building complex showcased that arts and paintings posted on the walls and the culinary and kitchen tools tells the stories of how the regional cuisines cooked. So have a dive in the history of Rajasthan in the museum will be the memorable one.