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Places To Visit In Jaisalmer

Explore the paradise of desert and its magnificent architectural marvels in the Golden City of Jaisalmer
Jaisalmer Tourism

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Best Places To Visit In Jaisalmer

When the image of Rajasthan is conjured up for travellers, it’s full of proud forts and ancient architecture. A land of oases, and burning desert sands. Vivid colours, and an overload of culture. Holding all these things within itself, there are a plethora of places to visit in Jaisalmer, the Golden City.

On top of this list of Jaisalmer tourist places, Jaisalmer fort has to be the centre of the city and the attraction from which the city gets its name. Coloured in yellow and golden hues by the desert sands around, this fairytale fort has a number of people still living and working within its walls. A tour of the royal section of the fort is also available for those interested in it, complete with audio guides.

Another one of the important places to see in Jaisalmer is Ghadsisar Lake. Ghadsisar lake was constructed some 650 years ago and it was once the main water supply of Jaisalmer.<readmore> There are boat rides offered to enjoy the serene beauty of the lake in this pleasant location. The lake was made as a water conservation tank during the reign of Maharawal Gadsi Singh. The banks boast of a gateway made from the yellow sandstone that Jaisalmer fort is made from that is known as Tilon ki Pol. Located next to the archway is a temple to Krishna.  


One of the most beautiful architectural wonders of Rajasthan
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Patwon Ki Haveli In Jaisalmer


Patwon ki Haveliyan, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan 345001.

Patwon ki Haveli is the largest haveli of Jaisalmer. The most interesting thing about Patwon ki Haveli is that it is the first haveli of Jaisalmer. Also, it is a complex of 5 havelis. Patwon ki Haveli...

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Camel Safari in the great Indian desert
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Sam Sand Dunes In Jaisalmer


Sam Sand Dunes, Right Side On Sam Road, Jaisalmer, Rajasth...

Sam Sand Dunes in Jaisalmer is the favorite tourist spot in the whole of Jaisalmer. Tourists can enjoy Desert safari, camel rides, musical dance program, and more here. Sam sand dunes in Jaisalmer a...

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Gadisar Lake In Jaisalmer


Near Tilon Ki Gate | Near Jaisalmer Fort, Jaisalmer - 3450...

Gadisar Lake in Jaisalmer is one of the most famous tourist spots located on the outskirts of the Golden City.

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It is an artificial water reservoir, which was built by Maharaj...

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Visit Salim Singh ki Haveli for a tryst with history
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Salim Singh Ki Haveli in Jaisalmer


Amar Sagar Pol, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan 345001

Udaipur has lakes, Jaipur has forts, and Jaisalmer has havelis to be proud of. The narrow lanes of Old Jaisalmer lead to magnificent havelis. If the breathtaking Jaisalmer Fort attracts travellers to ...

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Visit the iconic Bada Bagh in Jaisalmer
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Bada Bagh In Jaisalmer


Bada Baugh Chhatris Rd, Rajasthan 345001

Bada Bagh is a magnificent garden located on the way from Jaisalmer to Lodhruva. There are many 'chatris' or cenotaphs of the Maharajas of Jaisalmer at Bada Bagh. One can enjoy serene views of the sun...

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Glorious outside view of the Jaisalmer Fort
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Jaisalmer Fort In Jaisalmer


Fort Rd, Khejer Para, Manak Chowk, Amar Sagar Pol, Jaisal...

Jaisalmer Fort is one of the world’s largest forts. It is an architectural marvel, that was built in the year 1156 AD by the Rajput king Rao Jaisal, after whom the city of Jaisalmer is named. Interest...

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What is the best way to get to Jaisalmer?

The best way to reach Jaisalmer is by train, as the train station is connected to most major cities in the country. The airport in Jaisalmer is a military airport and thus only accepts chartered flights. If coming by air, the closest airport is in Jodhpur from where you can take a cab. If driving from Delhi, taking a stop in Jaipur or Ajmer is recommended.

What are options for luxury in Jaisalmer?

Jaisalmer has a number of luxury options to offer tourists looking to have a really special experience. There a fw 5 star hotels and resorts in and around Jaisalmer. There is also The Serai Luxury Desert Camp among the dunes with all the luxuries that one can imagine. The Palace on Wheels Rajasthan tour also spends a day in Jaisalmer.

Are there any religious or holy places near Jaisalmer?

 Jaisalmer has an abundance of temples that are fairly ancient and known fo their carvings and sculptures. It is home to the very big Jain temples constructed in the 12th century. Also famous is the Tanot Mata temple, some 2 hours away, which is unique as it is said that during the 1965 war with Pakistan, enemy troops dropped a number of bombs on the temple yet all of them missed the target.

What should the budget for a trip to Jaisalmer be while backpacking?

Backpacking budgets are usually not that large as convenience gives way to luxury. Jaisalmer has a number of hostels available with beds on rent for people to stay starting as low as Rs. 300 a night. The cost of the sightseeing and relatively cheap food combined, a backpacker can see everything that Jaisalmer has to offer in roughly Rs. 2000- Rs. 2500.

Are there any festivals in Jaisalmer across the year?

The Desert Festival takes place in Jaisalmer's sand dunes every year in the month of February 3 days before the full moon. It is celebrated in remembrance of a prophecy having come true with the establishment of the kingdom of Rawal Jaiswal in the 12th Century. It is a festival full of color with a lot of different camel related activities like camel polo and camel races taking place among other activities. It lasts for three days.  

Best Places To See In Jaisalmer

The fort also houses the Jain temples, the biggest puller of religious tourists out of all of Jaisalmer’s places to visit. There are no less than seven temples, every next one as intricately beautiful as the last. These temples also happen to be connected to one another by walkways and corridors. Tourists can start their tour of the temples at the temple of the God Chandraprabhu. There are temples built as a tribute to the 16th and 23rd Tirthankaras of Jainism. Housed within the same complex is a library that holds some of the most rare scrolls regarding the Jain faith and it’s origins and consolidation in this part of the world. To those interested in the religious aspects it’s past, this is definitely one of the main places to see in Jaisalmer.

The last but not the least places to see in Jaisalmer are the Patwon ki Haveli and the Sam sand dunes. Barely a 10-minute walk from the gates of the fort, these Havelis are all beautifully carved houses, 5 in total. One of them is a museum that is a must visit.<readmore> The Sam Sand Dunes are a little outside the city itself but it is here that most of the desert activities can be engaged in and the beautiful sands can be experienced. Near this area is also where the Desert festival of Jaisalmer takes place every year around the month of February. During this time, the dunes house all the aspects of Rajasthani culture and tradition. These places and many other smaller places to visit in Jaisalmer make the city such a wonderful experience for tourists.