Jaisalmer is one of the most famous ‘’desert city’’ of India. It is located in the scenic thar Desert and Popularly known as “The Sun City”. Maharawal Jaisal Singh was the founder of this city. The city is also known as the “Golden City” because of the yellow sandstone and sand that were used to make the structures. However, it offers a perfect spot to relax. In addition, it is popular destination among couple and youngsters because it is the best place to do camping and desert activities.
Places to visit
Jaisalmer is the home of the top attractions. From visiting the colossal sand castles, colourful shops to old Havelis or going for a jeep or camel safari, it has all. Places to visit in Jaisalmer are Gadsisar Lake, Jaisalmer Fort, Nathmal Ji Ki Haveli, Desert of
The Gadsisar Lake is a popular picnic spot, for its cool and scenic surroundings. It was once the source of the city’s water supply and a stop on the Silk Route. Today, it makes a peaceful spot on your itinerary through Jaisalmer. It is a great vantage point to see the spectacular Jaisalmer Fort. However, you may love from there amazing view of golden sun at sunrise. It is not an oasis but a water conservation tank.
A magnificent structure built with yellow sandstone in thar-desert, called the Jaisalmer Fort. The beauty of this architectural marvel is best witness at sunset when the whole fort reflects the light from the setting sun. It is a spot on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The fort is popular for its elaborately carved structure called Raj Mahal. It was the residence of the erstwhile royal family and the beautiful Jain and Laxminath temple, its home to. This imposing structure was built in 1156 AD.
One can enjoy here desert safari, dunes bashing,camel riding. While camping in the golden sands of Thar Desert, visitors can get an immersive insight into life in the desert. There is a lot to learn while travelling through the remote areas of Jaisalmer. You will absorb the rich culture of the region with its folk dance performances, puppet shows and other open-air cultural extravaganzas.
In addition, a camel ride in Khuri will take you across undulating sand dunes at a leisurely pace. It will let you experience the bare yet beautiful landscape of the Thar Desert. In conclusion, some nearby villages have many smattering of mud huts and local bazaar where visitors can absorb the traditional Rajasthani lifestyle.
Best time to visit
Though this beautiful city is filled with tourists all the year round, the ideal or best time to visit is from October to March. Besides, it is also the time for some major events and festivals including, the Desert Festival, Basant Panchami, Diwali and more.