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Top Five Tourist Attractions Of Jaisalmer

This old city has numerous tales to share with you. This is one of the unique places to visit to enjoy the real essence of Rajasthan and the valor of the bygone era. Jaisalmer is the real beauty of the desert.

Are you looking for an unequalled style of vacation in Rajasthan? Jaisalmer is the right spot to visit in India. Here are the top five tourist places to cover in this region.

1. Sam Sand Dunes

This is the iconic attraction of the land. This vast sand dune is the spot to enjoy all desert activities of the land like camel safari, desert camping, desert adventure activities, folk performances, cultural activities and so on. Some prefer to stay overnight in the desert in camps. If you visit during the desert festival, you ought to enjoy a camping experience in the desert. The festival takes place in February and March.

Sam Sand Dunes, Jaisalmer

2. Jaisalmer Fort

This historic architectural giant covered the entire population of Jaisalmer within its fort walls, in the past. Built in 12th century, Jaisalmer fort was built with yellow sandstone to glitter in morning sun, making the fort impossible to spot for invading armies. Visit and explore the fort in day light and return after sunset to watch the fort illuminated with numerous lights.

Jaisalmer Fort

3. Gadisar Lake

It is unique to know that a desert area holds a lake. This lake is an artificial one, which was built in 14th century to curb the growing water needs of the fort inmates. Today, you can find many temples and ornamented structures around the lake. The entrance of the lake is a carved sandstone structure, which is quite remarkable. Tourists enjoy boat ride and picnic in this region.

Gadisar Lake

4. Bada Bagh

Bada Bagh can be translated as huge garden. This 16th century structure is a memorial garden, where the royals and important people of the court were buried in the past. The view from the garden is mesmerizing and it is best enjoyed during sunset and sunrise. The place is quite isolated from the iconic attractions of Jaisalmer, making it the right spot to relax and stroll with your special ones.

5. Patwon ki Haveli

This haveli is located inside the Jaisalmer Fort. This mansion has five levels and was used by Guman Chand, a famous trader of the past. This house is heavily ornamented with architectural features and antiques. The entire building was made with yellow sandstones. This house is now a cultural example of how the rich of the past lived. This complex holds five different buildings and one of them is turned into a small museum. The third building holds numerous craft works of the past.


There are numerous other structures to explore in Jaisalmer. If you want to cover all the important elements of Jaisalmer, it is best to choose Palace on Wheels luxury train tour through Rajasthan.

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