Rajasthan Travel Guide

Top Places to Visit in Jaisalmer

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Jaisalmer is one of the major visited cities of Rajasthan known as ‘the Golden City’ because of the massive ‘Golden Fort” which is made by yellow sandstone and the people cannot stop straying at the fort for hours.

The founder of the city is MaharawalJaisal Singh, who was a Rajput king founded the city in the year 1156 AD. Jaisalmer is also stated as a World Heritage Site and popularly known for its golden fort and many palaces and Jain temples.

The city is located very close proximity to the Thar Desert and one can have a nice safari from this city. There are many places to visit in Jaisalmer and the tourists can have a nice trip to all of them and the city has many Havelis and palaces which are settled inside the fort and can be one of the best tours of the city.

The atmosphere of the city is having an essence of a small town and one can have the views of the Havelis and the tourists will love the views and they can go for the camel safaris to view the desert and that is why the trip of Jaisalmer will be an unforgettable one.

Jaisalmer is a famous spot for Camel Safari in Rajasthan and offers a number of other things to do. Apart from sightseeing in Jaisalmer tourist can go for a desert safari, campings, camel, and Jeep ride.

Camping in the tents at Thar desert is quite famous in Jaisalmer. Jaisalmer Fort is one of the World Heritage Site in Rajasthan. Every trip to Jaisalmer is incomplete without visiting Jaisalmer fort and Camel Safari in Thar Desert.

Most Famous Places to Visit in Jaisalmer includes Jaisalmer Fort, Gadisagar Lake, Lodurva Jain Temple, Patwon ki Haveli, Kuldhara Village and others.

List of Top Sightseeing & Attractions in Jaisalmer

Bada Bagh

Bada Bagh in Jaisalmer is a beautiful garden complex which is also known as Bara Bagh and was built by the son of Maharaja Jai Singh II in the year 1743 and the garden complex has nice sets of royal cenotaphs, and they were called chhatris of Maharajas of Jaisalmer and the complex is also having a nice garden a lake and some beautiful sceneries. Tourist must visit this beautiful destination in Jaisalmer.

Bada Bagh Timings : 8 :00 Am - 6:00 Pm

Desert National Park

Desert National Park in Jaisalmer is located in the beautiful sand dunes and this is a place which will be a favorite for the birdwatchers. Besides watching a number of birds the tourists can watch for the number of mammals, and reptiles. People mostly visit here to see the great Indian Bustard. It is one of the most famous national parks of Rajasthan.

Gadsisar Lake

Gadsisar Lake in Jaisalmer is one of the most popular tourist places in Jaisalmer and people never miss this place and they can get a nice view of this water conservation tank that was made around 1400 A.D. The lake is also a favorite place for the migratory birds and one can actually see them in huge numbers.

Gadsisar Lake: 7 :00 Am - 7:00 Pm

Jaisalmer Folklore Museum

Jaisalmer Folklore Museum is a beautiful museum and people can visit to the museum for its wide collection of stuffs and majorly for its beautiful architecture. The museum is located on the banks of the Gadsisar Lake and tourists can see a wide collection of ancient coins, fossils, costumes, ornaments, paintings, ornaments of horses and camels and much other stuff.

Jaisalmer Folklore Museum : 8 : 00 Am - 6 : 00 Pm

Jaisalmer Fort

This is the status or the epitome of Jaisalmer more popular known as ‘SoneKaQila’. The fort is built with yellow sandstone by Rajput ruler RawalJaisal in the year 1156 AD. The fort is stated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and it is a preserved exhilarated fort and one of the primary tourist attractions in Jaisalmer.

Jaisalmer Government Museum

The Government museum of Jaisalmer was established in the year 1984, displays the rare and a huge collection of marine and wood fossils. This museum also exhibits some of the oldest sculptures from Kiradu and Lodurva settlements and coins and costumes from that age and there are handicrafts that can also be seen here. The people who visit here can see this beautiful collection of ancient times. It is one of the best places to visit in Jaisalmer for history lovers.

Jaisalmer Folklore Museum : 10 : 00 Am - 4 : 30 Pm
Fees : INR 3.00

Lodurva Jain Temple

Lodurva Jain Temple is one of the best Attractions in Jaisalmer that should be visited during you trip here, as the ancient temple is very popular among the tourists because of its architecture and that should not be missed. The temple was built in the 9th century and there are idols of Lord Shantinath and of 23rd Tirthankara, Parshvnath can be seen here.

Narayan Niwas Palace Jaisalmer

Narayan Niwas Palace is one of the most important heritage hotels of Jaisalmer and it was built in the 19th century the palace reflects a nice Rajput architecture. The palace turned hotel is a second name to luxury and one can have the best accommodation and hospitality here by staying in the hotel. The interior of the hotel is intricate and dining experience of the place is also popular among the tourists.

Nathmalji ki Haveli

Nathmal ji Ki Haveli in Jaisalmer is known for its beautiful architecture and used to be the prime residence of the Prime Minister of Jaisalmer during the ancient era. The pillars and the walls are craved with beautiful designs and the tourists can see the fine work of art of both Rajasthani and Islamic style of architecture.

Jaisalmer Folklore Museum : 8 : 00 Am - 7 : 00 Pm

Patwon ki Haveli

Patwon ki Haveli in Jaisalmer is a huge haveli built by Guman Chand Patwa in the year 1805 and the architecture is popular for its finesse and fine carvings.This haveli is managed and engaged by the government of Rajasthan, and use this palace for its various purposes. The official building of the Archeological Survey of India and State art and craft department of Rajasthan is situated in the haveli.

Patwon ki Haveli Entry Fee: Rs 20/-, Camera- Rs 20/
Patwon ki Haveli Timings: 9 am to 6 pm daily

Salim Singh ki Haveli

Salim Singh ki haveli is one of the best architectures of Jaisalmer and one of the most famous tourist places in Jaisalmer. The design of the architecture is really unique as the roof of the haveli has been built in the design of a Peacock. The haveli is located beside the hills near the Jaisalmer Fort and people who visit the Jaisalmer fort also visit this nearby haveli.

Tanot Mata Temple

Tannot Mata Temple in Jaisalmer is one of the most famous temple and one can visit this temple which is having a strong religious significance among the people of Rajasthan. Tannot Mata is new emulation of divine goddess Hinglaj Mata, and then after Tannot Mata turned to Karni Mata, and then called as Goddess Of Charan's. This temple played a very important role in India-Pakistan war in 1971.