The Golden City, Jaisalmer is one of the most beautiful place of Rajasthan, India. Jaisalmer got it’s name after The Bhati Rajput ruler ROA JAISAL, who founded the city in 1156 AD. The city is situated in the heart of Rajasthan and approx. 600 kilometres west of the state capital Jaipur. Jaisalmer is also famous for Thar Desert (the Great Indian Desert), sand dunes and desert safari. The most popular thing in Jaisalmer is The Jaisalmer Fort. It is also known for Living Fort because all over Rajasthan this is the only fort where people are living. This Fort accommodate a Royal Palace and several Jain Temples.
Best time to visit the city is September to February. Because of the Thar Desert , temperature in the city varies from day to night in both summer and winter. Maximum recorded temperature was 50 °C and minimum recorded temperature was -5.9 °C.
Jaislamer has international border close to Pakistan. The Jaisalmer War Museum was brought about by Lieutenant General Bobby Mathews, AVSM, VSM, General Officer Commanding, Desert Corps and developed by the Desert Corps of the Indian Army.
Tourism is the main business of Jaisalmer.
Top places to visit in Jaisalmer
- Jaisalmer Fort
- Jain Temple
- Gadisar Lake
- Patwon Ki Haveli
- Nathmal Ji ki haveli
- Bada Bagh
- Sam Sand Dunes
- Salim Singh Ki Haveli
THE JAISALMER FORT
- Famous for: History, Architecture, Photography.
- Tickets: 30 INR for Indians, 70 INR for other nationalities. 50 INR for still camera and 150 INR for videography.
- Opening Timings: Open all days (9 AM – 5 PM).
- Duration: 2-2.5 hours.
Jaislamer Fort is also known as The Golden Fort of Rajasthan. It was formulated by Rajput Ruler ‘Raja Jaisal’ in the year 1156 AD. It is one of the largest fort in the world. The golden and yellow blended sandstone offer enchanted look to the Fort. Ascending from the desert sands like an illusion, the fortification is a genuine sight with its 99 turrets during night. The Fort stands tall and glad showing the enchantment of Rajasthani engineering.
Things to Do around Jaisalmer Fort
- Street shopping.
- Sampling cuisines in the many eateries.