Rajasthan, the dream destination for many of the global travelers has the pride of being acclaimed as the “Land of Kings” in the northern part of the country. The topography of Rajasthan indeed amazes you with a question that how a state can have all kinds of landscapes. The diversified landscape of Rajasthan is a contrasting mixture of valleys, forested hills, deserts, wildlife parks and lakes which make Rajasthan a significant destination in India.
In Rajasthan, the cities are found to have sprung up around the citadels. The highlight is that the entire architectures still retain their flavour of the medieval period with the palaces and forts dotted across the region. The pink city Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Ajmer, Alwar, Bikaner, Udaipur, Jodhpur and Pushkar are the most prominent cities of Rajasthan, thronged by the Global travellers mesmerised by the charm and the historic heritage of the centuries old land.
The art and crafts, folklore since the ancient times, mouth-watering cuisines served the utmost kind of hospitality, camel rides, night stays over the tents in the unending expanse of the deserts all make your trip to Rajasthan, a never before experience filled with cherished memories.
Jaisalmer is one such prominent tourist destination in Rajasthan. Jaisalmer originated as a remote outpost in the desert and was founded in the 12th Century. Being located on a busy caravan trade route to Afganisthan and central Asia allowed early rulers to grow rich. Religion and art flourished under the rulers of Jaisalmer. Today beautiful Jain temples still exist within city walls and the Jain and Hindu temples coexist within the fort. Two of the Jain Temples are open between 7am to 12noon and the other 5 are only open between 11am and noon, the temples are connected by small corridors and stairways. The marble shrines, walls, pillars and ceilings are beautifully carved, and the craftsmanship is truly impressive. It is possible to walk through the forts’ small narrow streets as vehicles are only allowed as far as the main courtyard. Gopa Chowk located at the entrance of the fort is the main market-place and here the caravans used to halt.
Jaisalmer is well known as a popular fort and the golden sandstone walls are taking you step back in time. It is no wonder that you feel as if the time has frozen while laundering on the narrow streets within the fort. Outside the forts are the Havelis, which grab your attention with their stunning architectures. Havelis are nothing but mansions which were used by the wealthy traders of their times.
Outside the fort walls the Jaisalmer Havelis built in the late 19th and 20th centuries are noteworthy because of their architecture. They were built by wealthy traders who displayed their wealth by craftsmanship and stunning decorations on the exterior of their homes. Some of these havelis are in excellent condition and allow you inside. Some will charge a small admittance fee.
The list of places to visit in Jaisalmer is pretty lengthy and out of all Tezia Tower cannot be an exception. Gadsisar lake, Gyan Bandhar, Parswanath temple, Fort of Jaisalmer are some of the popular locations to visit in Jaisalmer during your trip to Rajasthan.
The sand dunes are a popular excursion from Jaisalmer being located just 42 km away along a sealed road, the road is maintained by the Indian Army. Visiting here is a true desert experience and is best done at sunrise or sunset. Camel rides are available to take you to the sand dunes.
Jaisalmer stretches to your limits of imagination as a tourist paradise. Plan a trip to Jaisalmer in the “Land of Kings”, Rajasthan.
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