Trip To Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer, or the ‘Golden City’, was established in the 12th century by  Rawal Jaisal and has since been an epitome of Rajasthan’s rich cultural  heritage . 

Located deep inside the majestic Thar Desert and dotted with stunning  architectural marvels, the history and beauty of Jaisalmer never fails  to fascinate tourists. 

Being a major tourist destination, the Golden City, as it is popularly  referred to, is well-connected to the rest of the country.  

History of Rawal

History tells us of Rawal Jaisal, the eldest heir of the Rawal of  Deoraj, was passed over for the throne of Lodurva and a younger  half-brother was crowned king.  

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 which said that a descendant of his Yaduvanshi clan  

Even inside the walls of the fort, you will be amazed to find a wide  number of famous tourist places to see in Jaisalmer. The bazaars like  Manak Chowk, Pansari Bazaar and Bhatia Bazaar.

Jaisalmer Fort 

Jaisalmer Fort is the epitome of Rajasthani architecture. This largest living fort in India houses around 5000 people . it is also known as the ‘Sonar Quila’ or the ‘Golden Fort’ . 

Desert Safari 

A Jeep takes you to a point near Sam Sand Dunes (around 45km from the  city) from where the camel ride starts and lasts for around 90 minutes.  

Jain Temples 

It is famous all over the world for its  architecture, these temples are dedicated to Rikhabdevji and Shambhavdev Ji, the famous Jain hermits known as ‘Tirthankaras’. 

Patwon ki Haveli  

Among the largest and the most elaborately carved havelis in Jaisalmer,  this five-storey structure sits proudly in a narrow street.  

Sam Sand Dunes 

Sam sand dunes are indeed one of the most authentic desert dune sites in  whole India and truly deserves to be on your list of things to do in  Jaisalmer.