Jaisalmer is a city in Rajasthan, India nicknamed “The Golden City” as the town stands on a ridge of the yellowish sandstone. This city is housed with many royal monuments. You can experience the full splendor of the city during the Jaisalmer Desert Festival. The Jaisalmer city is an educational cultural hub of the cultural aspects of Rajasthan like folk dances and classical as well as folk music, In our this article you will find more briefing about 16 Top Tourist attraction and Best places to Visit in Jaisalmer.
We start with right name of best tourist places to visit in Jaisalmer, and give more light by word on each Tourist places of Golden City
Top Tourist attraction / Best Places to visit in Jaisalmer
- Jaisalmer Fort
- Vyas Chhatri and Sun Set Point
- Jain Mandir
- Gadsisar Lake / Gadisar Lake
- Bada Bagh
- The Thar Heritage Museum
- Folklore Museum
- Government Museum
- Jaisalmer War Museum
- Peacocks at Khaba Fort
- Sam Sand Dune
- Khuri Sand Dune
- Tanot Mata Temple
The city people are warm and welcoming in spite of harsh living conditions. So come to Jaisalmer and enjoy the traditional rhetoric of “padharo mahare desh” (welcome to our lands).
There are historical monuments scattered all over the Jaisalmer. You can make full out of your trip with car rental Jodhpur to Jaisalmer taxi services with zero cancellation charges. Their services are reliable and safe with which you can a taxi of your preference and visit the historic royal monuments
1. Jaisalmer Fort and Fort Palace
This fort was built in 1156 by Rajput ruler Jaisal is the city’s focal point which resembles a massive sandcastle rising from the desert. It is home to numerous hotels, temples, handicraft stores, guesthouses, and palatial palace.
The Jodhpur to Jaisalmer taxi service people will ride you to fort safely. The Jaisalmer fort is constructed in the classic style of the royal Rajput. This fort also called as Sonar Quilla (Golden Fort) as it seems to become one with the golden hues of the sand.
Jaisalmer is also known for the fairy tale architecture of historic havelis/mansions. Patwa Haveli is the biggest built by the five Jain brothers, with its breathtaking intricate stonework. You can make your trip the best vacation with the family and friends with car rental Jodhpur to Jaisalmer taxi package. Two-sections of this Haveli are open for public– one is museum and Salim Singh Haveli as well as Nathmal Haveli.
• Patwon Ki Haveli
This is one of largest haveli in Rajasthan, this is bunch of five small haveli, build by Guman Chand Patwa belong to Jain family, it take 55 years to be built.
It is most famous for it is Jarokha (Balconies), Wall paintings, Archways and gateways.
Opening and Closing Time
Open 08:00 AM
Close 07:00 PM
INR 30 Per Person
• Nathmal Ki Haveli
This is residence of Jaisalmer Prime Minister “Diwan Mohata Nathmal” , For building this haweli Prime Minister choose two muslim brother who working as jewelers and have not knowledge of stone carvers.
Both brother start building haveli on the opposite side on same time which lead to a similar but no identical right and left side, you can find here extraordinary outer carving, interior gold painted and decorate with modern amenities, never miss to visit this haveli which is mix of Rajputana and Islamic architecture. Nathmal ki Haveli is one of the most attractive haveli in Jaisalmer.
Opening and Closing Time
Open 08:00 AM
Close 07:00 PM
INR 40 Per Person
• Salim Singh Ki Haveli
This is build by Salim Singh formerly Prime Minister of Jaisalmer , this is distinctive and eye catching architecture among all the havelis in Jaisalmer.
Salim Sing aim to make as high as the fort but The king prohibited, /It has 38 Jarokhas (Bolconies) with their own different style of architecture, most attractive a peacock shaped roof.
Opening and Closing Time
Open 08:00 AM
Close 06:00 PM
INR 20 Per Person
3. Vyas Chhatri Sunset Point
It is on the edge of Jaisalmer north of the Fort, is dedicated to the great Brahmin sage Vyasa who authored the Hindu epic the Mahabharata. This place contains many cenotaphs (empty tombs) which look like umbrellas (Chhatri) depicted in the honor of noble ones. Enjoy your evening trip with spectacular sunset views here.
4. Jain Mandirs
Inside the Fort there is a stunning series of 7 interconnected Jain Mandirs of 15th and 16th centuries. Before entering You have to remove shoes and all other leather items.
5. Gadsisar Lake / Gadisar Lake
This beautiful attraction located a kilometer distance from the Jaisalmer fort. It was constru
cted by the first ruler Raja Rawal Jaisal and later reconstructed by Maharawal Gadsi Singh in the 14th century. The people of the desert city depended on this tank for their water needs until 1965.
You will find many small temples, Holy shrines around the banks of lake. The artistically carved entrance made of yellow sand stone offer breathtaking view and Migratory waterflow are added attraction in October to February / during winder.
You also see catfish in the water, boats are available for rent too
6. Bada Bagh
It is located approx 6 km from Jaisalmer, Bada bagh (Hug Garden) is a popular attraction for tourist who come to visit the various chattris or canotaphs in Jodhpur, Mandor, Udaipur and Jaipur and more cities of Rajasthan state.
The last cenotaph builds after India Independence, which dedicated to Maharaja Jawahar Singh., but it is still incomplete due to death of Maharaja Jawahar Singh, a year after freedom of India.
Two popular attraction here The Jait Sar Tank and The Jait Bandh, check out these two while visiting Bada Bagh., now you can see modern wind turbines now populate the hill to generate light.
7. The Thar Heritage Museum
This is a private museum and founder was Laxmi Narayan Khatri, Thar Heritage Museum , in museum you can see history, art, culture and architecture, coins, photographs of earlier times.
You can see musical instruments, from turbans, artefacts, kitchen and fossils equipment to displays from birth to death, these equipments brought alive if you have good luck guided tour by museum owner he is telling the exact detail of each artifact. You can find Mr L N Khatri at “Desert Handicrafts Emporium” located near to Court Road.
Opening and Closing Time
Open 09:00 AM
Close 06:00 PM
INR 30 Per Person for Indian National and INR 70 for Foreigner guest
8. Folklore Museum
This is one of the most popular tourist attraction in Jaisalmer, which established by Mr N K Sharma in 1984, its located on the banks of Gadisar Lake in the Mehar garden. You can find 6 section of museum which is beautifully and carefully segregated, namely Fossils, Jewelry, Costumes, Ornaments of Horse and Camel, Photograph and Coterie of paintings section.
If you want to deep knowledge about tradition and art of Jaisalmer, then Folklore museum is the best places to visit in Jaisalmer.
9. Government Museum
It is located on Police line Rd, it was built in 1984, there you find rich collection of wood fossils and marine, also find a section of the rarest sculptures from Lodurva and Kiradu township of 12th century.
10. Jaisalmer War Museum
The Jaisalmer war museum located 11 km from Jaisalmer city on the Jodhpur – Jaisalmer Highway in the military station , It started for public from 24 Aug 2015. The Jaisalmer War Museum has two big information display halls, an audio visual room and souvenir shop.
The War Museum show superb history of Indian Army, If you love our real hero and his efforts than must visit this museum where you will find equipment which captured during INDO PAK war in 1965 and 1971. You also see a wall with the Maha Veer Chakra and Param Veer Chakra (Name of award given to Indian Soldiers and army officer) award winners.
Near By places to visit in Jaisalmer
There are historical monuments scattered all over the Jaisalmer. Few of them located 20 to 150 km from Jaisalmer , You can make full out of your trip with car rental Jodhpur to Jaisalmer taxi services with zero cancellation charges. Their services are reliable and safe with which you can a taxi of your preference and visit the historic royal monuments.
This also called ghost town, it was a town occupied by Paliwal barman, In history still searching reason on behind whole city was shifted within a night., It is located 30 km from Jaisalmer City, Popular belief that Prime Minister Salim Singh eye on young daughter of villagers chief want to marriage with chief daughter and given ultimatum to the chief to accept his demand else whole community face dire consequences.
You will find glimpse of part & get spoke by it is tales.
12. Peacocks at Khaba Fort
If you are birds lover and ready to awake early never miss Khaba Fort where you find hug flock of peacocks coming there and fed by a local guy This is around 30 km away from main City of Jaisalmer and on the way of Sam Sand dune.
It is located 1 hour drive or 56 km from Jaisalmer, it is capital of Bhati Rajput before shifted to Jaisalmer.
It is famous for Jain temple which was destroyed by Mohammad Gouri, but rebuilt by Seth Tharu Shah in 1615 Ad, you can see here hindu temple also like Rishabh Nath and Sambhav Nath Temple.
14. Sam Sand Dune (48 km from Jaisalmer)
You can reach Sam sand dune by hiring a car / taxi service from Jaisalmer or from Jodhpur, All most 99% of traveler who visit Jaisalmer definitely visit Sam Sand Dune, It is located around 45 km from Jaisalmer, at this dune site you can find 30 to 60 meter tall sand dune.
Best time to reach Sam Sand dune is around evening before sunset (4:00 PM to 7:00 PM) or early morning. The best month for visit Sam Sand Dune is October to March.
Few Outdoor Activity at Sam Sand Dune and at Kuri
At same Sand dune apart to stay in camp site and enjoying indoor activities like musical dance (Kalberiya Dance) program with dinner, you can enjoy few outdoor activities which is pointing out below, after our 15 places to visit in Jaislamer.
15. Khuri Sand Dune
Khuri is a small village come under Jaisalmer district located around 40 km south west from Jaisalmer, Khuri is less popular and crowded as compare with Sam Sand dune, main attraction here are Camel safari, Desert solitude and mud houses.
There not much activities for you to do in Khuri but Camel polo and camel races is arranged for entertainment of the traveler , you can view sunset and sunrises
Activity which do at Sam Sand Dune or Khuri Dune
- Camel Safari
Camel Safari is one of most popular and oldest outdoor activity. This safari give you opportunity to witness the rustic rural life of India. You can reach in no time with the Jodhpur to Jaisalmer taxi to go on a safari. Choose safe safari provider wisely and explore the beauty desert, with 2 to 3 hour ride never miss sun set view and few great click by your.
- Jeep Safari
you can hire a whole jeep or book sharing vehicle which ride you 4 to 5 dune which is 30 to 60 meter tall, you cannot allowed to drive by private car, jeep is only option.
- Night Safari (by Jeep)
After your camel and jeep safari complete and want to more adventures on dune than hire a jeep and view golden sand by jeep headlight, this is new introduction of sand dune safari in night by jeep.
- Free walk at Sam sand dune
after completing all activity you can plan a long walk around 3 to 4 km on sand dune for that you never require a entry fees, perfect time for free walk is 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM and 4:00 am to 6:00 am</p?
16. Tanot Mata Temple
Its situated 148 km from the Jaisalmer district of Rajasthan, Tanot Mata Temple is temple of Goddess Hinglaz in District Barmer Rajasthan, it is located close to Indo Pak border, Due to security reason all take care by BSF.
This is one of the most visited tourist spots, It is also known as “Temple of Miracle” because both war 1965 and 1971 there more than 3000 bombs were dropped either in the temple or in the vicinity, but non e exploded, you also see some of those in Tanot Museum which built by BSF inside the Tanot Mata Temple premises. You can also read full Story of Tanot Mata Miracle.
Visit and enjoy the complete trip exploring the Rajasthan’s royal dynasty monuments both in Jodhpur and Jaisalmer hiring affordable car rental Jodhpur to Jaisalmer taxi services. You can book a car or taxi both on site and online with the facility of zero cancellation charges.
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