Jaisalmer enchanting beauty, fabulous history and Rajasthani folk music and dance makes it a pleasant gift of nature. It is also nicknamed as Golden City because the yellow sand and the yellow sandstone used in every architecture of the city which provides a golden glow to the city.
Jaisalmer is one of the major cities which attracts visitors towards its beauty. It is the located in the middle of the great Thar Desert. Jaisalmer is the administrative headquarter of the Jaisalmer District, Rajasthan.
Bada Bagh- Bada Bagh, a huge park famous for royal cenotaphs or chattris built by various Bhatti rulers. The cenotaph of King Maharawal Jait Singh is the most ancient cenotaph among all.
Amar Singh Palace- Amar Singh Palace was constructed by King Maharawal Akhai Singh in honour of Amar Singh in the 17th century.
Patwon Ji ki Haveli- Patwon Ji ki Haveli is the most important and the largest haveli, and this haveli is in Jaisalmer. The first in the row is also the most popular, and is also known as Kothari’s Patwa Haveli.
Nathmalji ki Haveli- Nathmalji ki Haveli was the residence of the Prime Minister of Jaisalmer, Diwan Mohata Nathmal, and it was built in yellow sandstone in Jaisalmer.
Salim Ji ka Haveli- Salim Ji ka Haveli is located in the heart of the Jaisalmer city, near the Jaisalmer railway station. This 300 years old Haveli is named after its owner Salim Singh Mahto and was built on the remains of an older haveli, built in the late 17th century.
Akal Wood Fossil Park- Akal Wood Fossil Park is located at a distance of 17 km from the city of Jaisalmer. This park is a 180 year old reserve and is spread over an area of 21 hectares.
Mool Sagar – Mool Sagar, located at a distance of 8 km from Jaisalmer is a popular tourist attraction in Rajasthan. It lies on the road leading to the Sam Sand Dunes. Maharawal Moolraj II constructed the Mool Sagar complex in the year 1815. Mool Sagar has a beautiful garden along with a tank and was built as a summer retreat for the royal families of Jaisalmer.
Jaisalmer Fort– Jaisalmer Fort is regarded as ‘The Pride of Jaisalmer’ and is located at the heart of the city. It is also known as the ‘Sonar Quila’ or the ‘Golden Fort’ as this yellow sandstone fort sparks like gold during sunset. It was constructed by Jaisal, a Bhati Rajput ruler on the top of the Trikura hill in the year 1156.
Jaisalmer Folklore Museum- Jaisalmer Folklore Museum is located on the pristine banks of Gadi Sagar and founded in 1984 by N K Sharma. It is situated near the Tilon-ki-Pol gateway and the Desert Culture Centre.
Jaisalmer Government Museum- Jaisalmer Government Museum was established on the 19 Feb 1984 by Department of Archeology with an aim to highlight the diverse tradition, culture of Thar Desert and its heritage.
Gadsisar Lake– Gadsisar Lake, an artificial lake was constructed by the King Maharwal Gadsi during 14th century. This rainwater lake served as the prime water source during that period. There are various small temples situated on the banks of the lake.