"Be it a majestic fort which shines like gold, or a beautiful lake that reflects hope, Jaisalmer knows how a royal visual treat should exactly look like."
Land of Rawal Jaisal Singh, Jaisalmer is a heaven for every next traveller interested in some off-road adventures. This part of Rajasthan has a fame of making every next visitor a happy guest by showcasing the view a mind can never imagine. Be it a story of the only living fort in the world or the pile of the natural sand where jeeps can have a race, Jaisalmer knows how to make a first impression a lasting one on every next individual visiting this place.
Jaisalmer is also known as a Golden City, come let’s find a reason for the same.
Places to visit in Jaisalmer
Be it an artificial Gadisar Lake at one end or the beautiful Sam Dunes at another, Jaisalmer knows what exactly a visitor wants when he visits the land of Rajasthan. Jaisalmer Fort: Situated in the city of Jaisalmer, Jaisalmer Fort is the probably the only living fort in the world.Built in the year 1156 AD by the mighty MaharawalJaisal Singh, this fort acted as a very important point for ancient trade routes, Silk route was one of them. Declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Jaisalmer fort is one of the most beautifully enormous for any individual can ever see. Be it an afternoon or a sunset, the walls are of the fort glow like a newly polished gold because of their yellow colour, probably the only reason, why the beautiful piece of architecture is known as the Sonar Qila or the Golden Fort.
Bada Bagh - Which literary translates to the Big Garden, is one of a beautiful example to showcase, that, the life of the Royal Rajput’s was anything, but normal. This beautiful architecture is home to many of the Chatris and cenotaphs of the queens, princes and the kings of the royal families then. Each cenotaph has a marble slab having the Individual’s name graved on it.
Fun Fact - This is the place where the legendary Bollywood movie ‘Hum DilChukeSanam’ starring Salman Khan, Aishwarya Rai & Ajay Devgan was shot.
Patwon Ki Haveli - Considered as one of the finest havelis of Rajasthan, situated at a distance of 500 meters from Jaisalmer Fort, built in the year 1805, Patwon Ki Haveli is undoubtedly a piece of architecture worthy visiting. Patwon Ki Haveli is a complex of 5 haveli’s in itself built by ‘Guman Chand Patwa’, a well-known trader of Gold Threads & Brocades of that time. The very first haveli was constructed by Guman Chand Patwa, which probably is the biggest amongst the other havelis.
Sam Sand Dunes - Located at the outskirts of Jaisalmer, Sam Sand Dunes is one of the prime spots where the tourists of Rajasthan mostly plan a visit to. The only way that you can get close to the great Thar Dessert.One can witness dunes of approximately 30-60-meter-tall, anyone visiting this beautiful place can opt for a camel or a jeep for a safari. The best time to visit is during the sunset between 4-7pm. Sam Sand Dunes is an experience that a visitor would definitely never wish to miss.
Gadisar Lake - One of the major tourist spots since decades, built by Raja Rawal Jaisal, Gadisar Lake is one of the landmarks of Jaisalmer that a visitor never misses to visit.During his days, this very artificial lake acted a s a major solution to all the water related issues in the city. One can see the majestic Jaisalmer fort when paying a visit to this lake. The lake is surrounded by temples & Ghats which brings in a complete spiritual environment around the lake.
Best Time to Visit Jaisalmer
A tourist visiting this beautiful land can witness a larger than life experience at any given moment of the year, but to witness Jaisalmer at its best do plan your trip to this beautiful yet serene place between the month of November to March.
How to Reach Jaisalmer
By Air - There isn’t an airport in Jaisalmer, the Jodhpur Airport is the nearest airport at a distance of 300 KMs.
By Road - Jaisalmer is well connected with other metropolitan cities via road, so if you are travelling via bus or by your personal vehicle, connectivity via road is the last thing you would like to think about.
By Rail - Jaisalmer has its own railway station, which is well connected to all the major cities of Inida like Delhi, Mumbai etc.