Also known as the ‘Golden City’, Jaisalmer is one of the cities in our country which has many stories associated with its history. Its architecture, past rulers and many other things gave life to the inner beauty and soul of this city. Probably this is one reason why the attractions in Jaisalmer bring in tourists from around the country and the world.
7 Popular Places to see in Jaisalmer
Here are 7 places in Jaisalmer which you must see on your next trip to this golden city.
1. Jaisalmer Fort
Jaisalmer Fort is considered to be a heritage for the state of Rajasthan. It was constructed in 1156 AD by Raja Rao Jaisal. It is among the largest forts in the world. It is huge yellow sandstone fortification which maintains the Raj Mahal, Havellies, temples and gateways. It is one of the most popular tourist attraction in the city.
2. Gadi Sagar Lake
It was built as a water conservation tank, but now happens to be best place for tourist visits. The lake encompasses a lot many temples, the major temple happens to be the Krishna Temple which is located on top of Tilon Gate. You can go for boat riding here, and if you visit this place during winter then you can enjoy the sight of the migratory birds.
3. Bada Bagh
Bada Bagh construction had started in the starting of the 16th century under the rule of Maharawal Jait Singh and finished its construction under the rule of Lunakaran, who happens to be the son of Maharawal Jait Singh. Bada Bagh means huge garden, and delivers serene sunrise and sunset views. It also serves as a memorial where nobles and their families were cremated.
4. Patwa Ki Haveli
Patwa Ki Haveli, is one of the must visit places in Jaisalmer. It is one of the largest Havelis in Rajasthan and was built by a famous trader named as Guman Chand. Paintings, gateways, decorated walls serve as indicators of the art which was prevailing at that time. The entire construction is made of yellow stone and adds immense heritage to the city and the state of Rajasthan.
5. Salim Singh ki Haveli
Another Haveli which happens to a must visit destination is Salim Singh ki Haveli. The Haveli has an extended arched roof in the shape of a peacock. It is crafted with 35+ balconies each having unique designs. This Haveli is also made of sandstone and was built in the year 1815.
6. Sam Sand Dunes
It is around 42 kilometres away from the fort of Jaisalmer. In order to have a feeling of a desert you need to take a desert safari. Well, Sam Sand Dunes happens to be the perfect place where you can kick off your desert safari, take the safari on a camel’s back and we are sure that you will enjoy the picture perfect sunset. If you are not willing to climb on back of a camel, take up the jeep safari.
7. Gadisar Lake
The lake was constructed by Raja Rawal Jaiswal and was reconstructed by Maharawal Garsi in the year 1367 AD. It is located just a kilometre away from the fort. The people of the desert are depended upon it for their day to day water needs. The carved entrance of the lake is made of yellow stone and you will find many temples, shrines and Chattris around the lake.
I hope by now this Golden city is truly inviting you with its arms wide open, so get ready to explore all the mystery and history lying behind the walls of this beautiful city called Jaisalmer