Jaisalmer is an appreciable tourist destination in Rajasthan state. The Golden City is surrounded with the rustic Thar Desert with huge sand dunes and Indo-Pak border. Jaisalmer is a beautiful destination flocked with numerous attractions like palaces, forts, havelis, temples, museums, wildlife sanctuaries, and many historic monuments.
Simply, Jaisalmer is a medley of heritage, traditions, and the history of Rai Jaswal who is the founder of this beautiful city. You will be attracted to great heritage and history which are experience-able through the monuments, artefacts, and many places. Mainly, this golden city is a prominent place for geologists and the best example of this interest is “The Wood Fossil Park”.
Now it’s time to know, how Jaisalmer City is being appreciated by over the entire world through its attractions and places of interest.
1. Unique Architectural Styles
The major attraction and important point that made Jaisalmer created a separate page in history mean through its unique architectural styles. Many monuments and buildings are known for exquisite architectural attractions. Designing of the forts, intricate design works in palaces, imposing structures of deities in temples, etc. Like this every monument or a place in Jaisalmer known for a unique experience.
2. Majestic Forts and Palaces
Jaisalmer is very popular for historic forts and palaces. It is very common that almost every major city of Rajasthan is assorted with numerous forts and historic monuments. The famous fort is Jaisalmer Fort near the Thar Desert and also known as Golden Fort due to its golden look of the fort at evening. In the forts and Palaces, you will be met with utmost attractions like beautiful architectural designs and other attractions.
Forts: Jaisalmer Fort, Khaba Fort, Pokaran Fort.
Palaces: Mandir Palace and Maharaja’s Palace.
3. Spiritual Temples
Spiritually, Jaisalmer is also a well-known destination and here there are many temples which are very famous. In Jaisalmer, different temples dedicated to different deities and they are center of attraction for many devotees from around the country. Through the temples, you can witness the beautiful architectural styles of Rajput culture and traditions.
Temples: Temples to be visited are Shantinath temple, Chandraprabhu temple, Ramdevra temple, Jain temple, and Tanot Mata temple.
Havelis in Jaisalmer are the most important tourist attractions which are the best monuments of the bygone era of Jaisalmer. The most famous Havelis are Patwon-ki-Haveli, Salim Singh ki Haveli, and the Nathmal-ki-Haveli. These three Havelis are the most visited tourist places and perfect examples of beautiful architectural styles.
Patwon-ki-Haveli was once a famous trading center in Jaisalmer for merchants and the exterior and interior designs of this Haveli are experience-able architectural styles. Salim Singh-ki Haveli is a well-known Haveli in peacock shape and home to the Mehta family of Jaisalmer which is very famous for unique architectural styles. Finally, Nathmal-ki-Haveli is a prime minister residence of that times and this Haveli is very well-known for beautiful paintings.
Museums of Jaisalmer are the other important tourist attractions to be covered in Rajasthan. Each museum is known for a particular significance of Jaisalmer’s prominent things. Mostly, the museum’s exhibit the artifacts, antiques, war memories, musical instruments, weapons, Rajasthani textiles, etc. Mainly, the museums of war memorials are shouldn’t be missed because there you can see many things in war zones.
Museums: Most visited museums are The Thar Heritage Museum, Desert Culture Center and Museum, Jaisalmer War museum, Jaisalmer Government museum and the Longewala War museum.
6. Beautiful Lakes
In Jaisalmer, the most relaxing and refreshing destinations mean the two famous lakes Gadsisar and Amarsagar. Gadsisar Lake was constructed in the 14th century to supply water for arid lands of Jaisalmer and then many temples and shrines were spotted around the lake and it became a major tourist attraction.
Amarsagar Lake was once lake cum oasis of Amar Singh Palace. This lake was a complex of Palace and many separated ponds with numerous pavilions, wells, and a famous temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Here in the Amarsagar Lake, you will be attracted to some intricate architectural designs of the attractions there.
7. Boundless Thar Desert
At last, why people like to visit Jaisalmer means to experience the climatic conditions of the Thar Desert. The Thar Desert near Jaisalmer is very famous for many adventurous trips and tour packages. You can explore the boundless Thar Desert through different options of safaris like Camel Safari or Jeep Safari.
However, spending a day in the Thar Desert is a very interesting thing for memorable days in Jaisalmer. Many tour packages will be offered to spend a night at the Thar Desert, enjoying the cultural activities by locals, camping at the desert, and tasting the local cuisines etc.
All the things or reasons which made Jaisalmer an appreciable destination to visit at least once in your life. Without experiencing all these famous attractions in Jaisalmer means your tour is totally incomplete.