A radiant city standing in the heart of the Thar Desert, Jaisalmer reminds utter magic and vibrancy that describes the mystical era of an Arabian Nights fable. The city is named after its founder, Rawal Jaisal, a Bhati Rajput ruler, who built it in 1156 AD. The yellow sparkling sand of this city shines in the scorching sun light, making it the 'Golden City'. Studded with a number of magnificent architectures ranging from elegantly carved Jain temples, forts and havelis, and endless sand dunes, the city attracts a large number of tourists from all over the world. The Desert festival in January attracts international tourists who come here to explore this city's charming culture and folk dance. Jaisalmer travel is a sole experience in itself. If you are planning a visit to this city, then choose the best Jaisalmer holiday packages and explore Jaisalmer at its best.
Mid-March - end June
June - end September
Annual rainfall -250 cm
Late November To Mid-February
Perched as a crown of the city, Jaisalmer fort is a magnificent piece of Rajputana style of architecture. The fort was built in the 12th century and is the second oldest fort in the state of Rajasthan. The fort offers awe-inspiring views of the golden desert around.
Nathmal Ji Ki Haveli:
A fine epitome of side-by-side symmetry of architecture, Nathmal Ji Ki Haveli was constructed in the 19th century. Besides the architecture, the miniature style paintings in the inside walls is one of the major highlights of this haveli.
Salim Singh Ki Haveli:
Having more than 300 years old architecture, this Haveli is named after Salim Singh, who was the Prime Minister of the princely state of Jaisalmer. A major highlight of this Haveli is the gracefully arched roof with carved brackets in the form of peacocks giving its architecture a beautiful touch. This haveli is a significant part of your Jaisalmer tour.
Patwon Ji Ki Haveli:
Standing up to five storeys, it is amongst the largest and most stunning havelis present in the city of Jaisalmer. This havelis consists of six apartments, with some of them are still being used as private homes.
It's an artificial lake, built by Maharawal Gadsi during 14th century. The lake is laced by wonderful lake house, shrines and temples, making it an ideal evening spot.
Jaisalmer is dotted with a number of charming Jain temples. 16th Tirthankara, Shantinath, 23rd Tirthankara and Parshva are some of the popular Jain temples of the city.