Situated n the middle of beautiful Thar Desert, the city of Jaisalmer commands amazing positions among the top tourist spots in Rajasthan. Jaisalmer is indeed revered both by the Indian as well as the international tourists.
Like other Rajasthan cities, Jaisalmer too offers the locals and tourists different facets of glorious heritage. Though there are a number of historical monuments that are all scattered across the city, Jaisalmer Fort is something that will surely catch your attention. Built of sand stones and called as the Sonar Quila in local language, the Fort is the dominating structure between sands.
The Jaisalmer Fort
This golden hued fort is the sentinel to bleak desert escape from the 80 meter high perch on hill that houses the whole township in its ramparts. The Fort has enchanting narrow lanes and havelis, Jain Temples and interconnected palaces.
This is the scenic rainwater lake with a number of amazing shrines around. The lake is thus a great place for outings.
The Jaisalmer Fort is featured with 3 Jain temples that are dedicated to Jain Tirthankara-Rishabdev, Parswanath and Sambhavnath
For all those who are interested in enjoying the true culture and traditions of Jaisalmer should visit the Folklore Museum for sure. The Museum is situated on banks of Gadsisar Lake and is a must visit spot.
Sam Sand Dunes
A trip to Jaisalmer is in fact incomplete without visiting the Sam panoramic dunes where wind unceasingly carves out scenic patterns on sand. Situated just 42 kilometers from the city of Jaisalmer, the Sam Sand Dunes actually bring to light the glided mirage. The ripples of the dunes make a great and enchanting image thereby serving as the true essence of the desert.
So, these are some of the top places to visit in Jaisalmer. Go ahead and spend your next vacations in this Rajasthan city to enjoy the true culture and beauty of the state in specific and India as general.