The monsoon season brings a breath of relief from the scorching heat and what place can be better than Rajasthan during this time. Every traveler is aware of the summers in this dry state, but with the arrival of monsoon, it welcomes its visitors to explore the royalty which is intact at its every heritage architecture. And when it comes to exploring Rajasthan, Jaisalmer city is considered as one of the best. Often called the golden city, this desert city is known for its magnificent forts, palaces and man-made reservoirs and lake which adds a touch of heritage and culture of the royalty which prevails in Rajasthan. So, if you’re planning to take a tour of Rajasthan, make sure to spend the monsoon in Jaisalmer and live a few days like never before.
Monsoon Weather In Jaisalmer
In Jaisalmer, the monsoon arrives around the month of September and lasts till the end week of October. Unlike the other places in India, this city in Rajasthan experiences very less rainfall or sometimes no rainfall at all. Although the weather gets humid after rainfall, but during October usually the weather is quite pleasant.
Places To Visit In Jaisalmer During Monsoon
1. Jaisalmer Fort
Resting at the Trikuta Hill, the Jaisalmer fort is the second largest fort in Rajasthan. Built in the year 1156 by Rajput Ruler Rao Jaisal, this historical heritage is one of the famous attractions for the tourists. The unique architecture and glory of the fort never fail to attract the attention of the visitors. The fort stands tall at the foothill and its walls are constructed at a height of 250 feet tall which are made of sandstone. Locally, this fort is also called the ‘Golden Fort’ because of its gold aura which appears during the sunset.
Timings: 6 AM – 5 PM
Entry Fee: INR 50 (Indians), INR 250 (Foreigners)
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Also called the ‘Mansion of Brocade Merchants’, the Patwon-Ki-Haveli is quite a famous attraction to visit during monsoon in Jaisalmer. Known for its unique architectural styles and beautiful carvings. Home to many famous paintings and artefacts of ancient times, this magnificent palace constitutes of five different Havelis. These Havelis are known for their intricate carvings, miniature designs, mirror works etc. For the people who love to explore the architectural beauty of the heritage buildings can visit this place. While one must avoid visiting this place during summers, monsoon is the best time to explore this place as the weather remains pleasant.
Timings: INR 20 (Indians), INR 100 (Foreigners)
Entry Fee: 9 AM – 5 PM
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3. Bada Bagh
Settled 6 Km away from the Jaisalmer city, Bada Bagh is a beautiful garden which adds a patch of greenery to the desert city. This place was built for giving a home to the royal tombs and till date, the dam cenotaphs of the royal families are a major attraction of the place. Lined up with mango trees, this garden also has an artificial dam which is used to irrigate the trees. Another highlight is the Govardhan stambh which is a watchable monument which is located just at the entrance of the park. Taking away from the hustle bustle of the city, this place will definitely be a peaceful retreat.
Entry Fee: INR 50 (Indians) INR 100 (Foreigners)
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4. Gadsisar Lake
Amidst all the heritage palaces, Gadsisar lake is an attraction which doesn’t fail to grab the attention of the visitors. This artificial lake was built by Maharaja Maharwal Gadsi Singh to conserve the rainwater for harvesting. The Gadsisar lake welcomes seasonal birds during the monsoon season and the bird lovers can capture the beautiful view. Apart from the bird watching, the visitors can take a boat ride and witness the beauty of the lake.
Timings: 8 AM- 8 PM
Entry Fee: INR 10 to INR 100 for boat, No Fee To Visit The Lake
5. The Thar Heritage Museum
This heritage museum holds a heritage peices of musical instruments, fossils, kitchen hardware and weapons which reflects the culture and heritage of Rajasthani people. It is a private museum which was arranged by L.N Khatri, a history student and folklorist who collected all these things to set up this museum. The main highlight of this place is the puppet shows which are related to marriage, birth and demise.
Timings: 9AM – 8PM
Entry Fee: INR 30 (Indians), INR 70 (Foreigners)
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Now we hope that you have enough reasons to visit Jaisalmer, the city which is also a home to Thar Desert. These places around the city will give you a glimpse of the heritage and culture of Rajasthan while also giving a chance to enjoy a pleasant weather which is quite a relief from the dry and humid weather of the desert city. So, if a trip to Rajasthan is on your travel cards make sure to not miss out on the extravagant tour of this royal city!
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