Best places to visit in Jaisalmer

Sep 17, 2013

The west Indian state of Rajasthan is famed for food, music, dance and frolic. The state has been renowned forone of the finest royal lineage.

One of the most celebrated city of this state is Jaisalmer. Fondly called ‘the golden city’, this place is nearest to the Thar dessert. When on a Rajasthan tour, enjoy the dessert safaris of the city for a memorable experience.

Places to visit in Jaisalmer:

Jaisalmer fort: Made out of yellowish standstone, this fort has a fairy tale look with shades of golden hues depicting sun set. With matchless interiors, this fort is actually a working palace where people live and work. Classic designs and interiors of the fort leave one with an awe inspiring feeling.

Gadi Sar lake: A natural rain water lake supplying water to the city, this is famous for cat fishes. Puppet shows in morning and evening are the highlights of this lake. Tourists enjoy the boat rides in this lake which is surrounded by temples of saints. A must visit, this lake is a landmark place of the golden city.

Jain temples and havelis: Inside the fort, there are seven Jain temples which curve shaped architecture. Dated as old as 12th to 15th century, these are a must visit on the Rajasthan tour. Patwon ki haveli is a magnificent building at around ten minutes distance from the fort. On your Rajasthan tour, expect the finest views at these temples and havelis.

This relaxing place with a small town feel can be visited in two days time. Camel and jeep safaris are other highlights and are truly a thrilling experience. You must go for crafts shopping when in Jaisalmer. Other things like silver jewellery, kashmiri scarves, bronze statues and gemstones can also be bought from here.

Even the cuisine of this place will leave you wanting for more. Music and dance are other lovely parts of this city. If you want a remarkable dessert camping experience then go for deluxe safari camps in this city. On your Rajasthan tour, the beautiful city of Jaisalmer should not be given a back seat. So, this vacation, book your tickets and head straight to Rajasthan!

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