Founded by Prince Jaisal, a Krishna Vanshi rajput in 12th century, the city of Jaisalmer was named after him. Jaisalmer is among the popular travel destinations of India. The name of Jaisalmer in India induces a vibrant picture of enthralling and serene desert of India. The hospitality of the localities make it a town with a special magic. Tourist are especially attracted to this region is due to the magnificent Jaisalmer fort, important travel attraction and must visit site of Jaisalmer India. Travel to Jaisalmer to see the enchanting havelis that reveals the royal splendor of the magnificent past. The long pathway of romantic sand dunes conceals Jaisalmer India and camel safari is considered the best way to explore the golden city. Desert festival is Jaisalmer is also a very popular travel attraction of the city which is organized in the month of January-February.
: Nearest airport is in Jodhpur.
: Well connected to cities within Rajasthan. A broad gouge
line connects Jodhpur to Jaislamer.
: Jodhpur is well
connected to good roads to Udaipur, Jaipur Ahemdabad.
Jaisalmer Travel Informations
: 5.1 sq. km.
Best time to visit
: September-February is considered the best time to travel Jaisalmer India.
: Rajasthani, Hindi, English.
: Desert Safari, Desert National Park.
: The Jaisalmer Fort, Manak Chowk and Havelis,
Gadsisar Sagar Tank.
Jaisalmer Travel Attractions
This is one fort that Jaisalmer is known for. Jaisalmer fort is a popular travel attraction of Jaisalmer and the construction of the fort makes it mightiest of all forts in India. The fort reminds the traditional lifestyle of the Maharajahs of yesteryear. The courtyard of the fort is reached through the Ganesh Pol. There are other gates too that includes Suraj pol, Bhoot Pol and Hawa Pol. Made in golden yellow sandstone, it is adorned with sculpture filigree, screen windows, delicate pavilions and beautiful balconies.
Rs. 50/- Per Person, Extra fee for Camera Fee Rs.50/- Video Camera Rs.100/-
Manak Chowk .
This market place is located just outside the fort and is part and parcel
of local city life. The market area is colorful and is a perfect place to
Havelis of Jaisalmer are worth visiting and are very popular travel attraction of the city. Close to Manak Chowk lies the famous Havelis with elegant architectural work. To name a few Patwon Ki Haveli and Nath mal ji ki haveli. Apart from these there are few more havelis that a tourist could visit.
is the grandest mansion in Jaisalmer, its ceiling supported by exquisitely
carved pillars and its delicately chiselled balconies surely leave you
Rs. 40/- Per Person (Camera Fee Rs.20/- & Video Camera Rs.50/-).
This haveli was constructed by two brothers. One of the brother worked on
right side and the other on left, but ironically the harmony in design still
exists. Screened windows, projected balconies and intricate carvings
illustrate superb craftsmanship.
Rs. 40/- per person (camera fee n/a).
It is rain water lake that endorses an arched gateway. An ideal picnic spot
for tourist who love boating.