Jaisalmer Travel

If the history of a place interests you, then Jaisalmer is where you need to journey. The city that sparkles with grandeur, Jaisalmer is renowned with the name of Golden City of Rajasthan. Jaisalmer’s most prominent landmark is the Jaisalmer Fort, also called Sonar Qila (Golden Fort). Most of the buildings here are made of yellow sandstone, which makes Jaisalmer shine brigh like a gem. Just like the other cities of Rajasthan, Jaisalmer boasts of a rich culture and heritage that make it a dream destination among the travellers.

The history of Jaisalmer can be traced back to the 12th century. According to legends, the eldest heir of the Rawal of Deoraj, Rawal Jaisal lost the throne of Lodurva to his younger half brother. Due to this reason, Rawal Jaisal went looking for a new location to set up his capital when he came across sage Eesul. The sage told him about Krishna’s prophecy, according to which a descendant of his Yaduvanshi clan would find a new kingdom at this same spot. It was in 1156 that Rawal Jaisal constructed a mud fort, named it Jaisalmer after himself and declared it his capital.

Start your Jaisalmer tour with the majestic Jaisalmer Fort, built in the 12th century. This magnificent fort’s unmatched architectural design is a major attraction among the travellers. The architectural brilliance of the fort is well depicted in its carved windows, doors and walls. The fort hides many tales of the bygone era adding to its grandness.

Gadi Sagar Lake is another popular sightseeing attraction in Jaisalmer where travellers and locals flock to spend some time appreciating the beauty of nature. The best time to visit the lake is during the Ganguar Festival, that lets the tourists explore the local cultures from a closer perspective.

Bada Bagh is a major attraction among the history enthusiasts. The garden here, which served as a memorial in the past, offers a stunning view today.

Adding immense value to the cultural heritage of Jaisalmer, Patwon-Ki-Haveli is also a popular attraction among the tourists. The huge corridors and adorned walls of the haveli are highly impressive.

No vacation to Jaisalmer can ever be accomplished without partaking in the Camel Safari. Riding on the camel, through the glittering desert sand that mingles with the sky at the horizon is surely an unearthly experience.

Other major attractions in Jaisalmer are:

How to Reach Jaisalmer
By Air: Jaisalmer Airport is the closest domestic airport of the city.
By Rail: Jaisalmer has a great network of trains which connects it to cities like Delhi, Jodhpur, Jaipur and others.
By Road: Bus services are available from neighbouring cities like Jaipur and Udaipur.


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