Thursday, 11 April 2013

What to see when you are in Jaisalmer! A must Visit list of places to visit in Jaisalmer for Tourists


Jaisalmer city commands premiere position among the tourist attractions scattered all over Rajasthan. The Jaisalmer city is revered both by Indian as well as foreign tourists. 

So here I am compiling a list of places which you might want to check out when you visit to Jaisalmer.


Jaisalmer Fort – Among some of the places that you must see in Jaisalmer is the Jaisalmer Fort, towering majestically above the city. It is also known as the living museum because the fort contains numerous havelis which belonged to merchants in the 19th century.Made of sand stones and locally known as Sonar Quila, the Jaisalmer Fort is a dominating structure between the sands.

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Palace of Maharawal -Another amazing place is the Palace of Maharawal which is located at Manek Chowk and is known for its beautiful sandstone facade. There are also various Hindu and Jain temples around this Palace which are well known for their beautiful engravings and architecture.

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Havelis of Jaisalmer -The havelis of Jaisalmer such as Nathmalji ki Haveli, Patwon ki Haveli, Salim Singh ki Haveli and so on count among the most breathtaking sights in the city. These havelis have elaborately and intricately carved walls and pillars, ornate chambers, fascinating paintings and magnificent wall murals which have mesmerized and intrigues tourists for decades.

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The Museum-For those who love to experience the past of places they travel to, there is the Desert Culture Centre and Museum. This museum houses a comprehensive selection of weaponry, traditional music instruments belonging to the Rajputs and Rajasthani musicians, textiles, fossils and ancient coins.
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Lodurva palace- From the city of Jaisalmer, you can also visit the Lodurva Palace, which is a significant pilgrimage spot for Jains and is well known for its beautiful Jain temples.

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Gadisar Lake-Besides these architectural wonders, you can also visit the beautiful Gadisar Lake, an artificial body of water which breaks the arid desert landscape. It is a popular site for picnics or leisurely strolls in the afternoon.

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Sand Dunes-The Sand Dunes at Sam, are a must visit for all travelers to Jaisalmer. These sand dunes are some of the most amazing natural formations in their most breathtaking form. These ever changing sand dunes are best experienced during different hours of the day when they change into a host of beautiful hues according to the movement of the sun in the sky.

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Desert National park- For nature lovers, the Desert National Park is a lovely place to visit. It is a conserved biosphere housing the flora and fauna that comprise desert vegetation ranging from cacti to desert animal like foxes and porcupines.
A trip to Jaisalmer guarantees to be filled with adventure, history, a number of recreational activities, fine dining and lots of shopping. Experience Jaisalmer on your next holiday and enjoy a unique and charming part of India.

So here is my list of places that you must visit in Jaisalmer. Please dont forget to visit my website www.rajasthanbudgettrips.com   If you want to know more about how to travel like a Pro in Rajasthan. 

Have fun, Take care and Have a safe trip

2 comments:

  1. hi,

    can you tell me, if August is the season when one can go to Jaisalmer.

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  2. Hey sorry for the late reply. But yes you can surely go there. Jaisalmer is really Dry so not much of a monsoon can hamper your trip. But the best time to visit Jaisalmer is Mid October to February.

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