JAISALMER TRAVEL GUIDE
Jaisalmer is an important destination of the western state of India, Rajasthan. A desert city, it was founded by the Bhatti Rajput chieftain Rawal Jaisal in the year 1156. . The magnificent wood-and stone-carved mansions and buildings display the love and interest of Rajputs towards the fine arts. The desert festival held here by the end of the winter season, during the months of January and February, www.nikejanoski.es attracts a large number of domestic and foreign tourists. The golden rays of the setting sun, the colourfully decorated locals, the huge forts and mansions, the extremely fascinating craftsmanship, Rajput havelis, these entire make Jaisalmer a place of must visit in Rajasthan. Moreover a visit to the Jaisalmer Fort (the second oldest fort in Rajasthan after Chittaur), Patwon ki Haveli, (the grandest haveli of Jaisalmer), Desert Culture centre and museums gives you some glimpse of this small town's past. The Jain temples meet your religious taste. Khuri, a village that provides you with an earthy feeling of the local Rajasthan, Manvar, a place that would give once in a lifetime experience of the desert and the famous Pokhran range are some of the sites that needs a mention. camel safaris during days and evenings are good desert adventures. Staying in the desert camps of the above mentioned places with local delicacies served is a heavenly experience.
Jaisalmer fort is the main attraction of this picturesque desert city of Rajasthan. Located on the top of the Trikuta Hill, it is visible from a distance of about 15 kms. The cultural programme organised by Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation (RTDC) at the local Poonam Stadium, just below the fort is worth paying a visit. Camel rides and camel races are a common sight in the Jaisalmer festivals. The characteristic colourful turban tying competitions of the locals, the camel decor competitions, tug-of-war along with a prize for the most impressive moustache are some of the many interesting events organized here.
Patwon ki haveli
The Patwon ki haveli is the grandest mansion in Jaisalmer, having ceiling supported by exquisitely carved pillars. The delicately chiseled balconies and extensive corridors and chambers of this haveli also present an impressive sight.
Desert Culture Centre and Museum
The Desert Culture Centre and Museum is another important place to visit in Jaisalmer. The museum has a good collection of old coins, different kinds of textiles, traditional Rajasthani instruments and some fossils discovered in the desert.
The Jaisalmer Fort has three exclusive Jain temples, dedicated to the three Jain tirthankars namely Rishabhdevji, Sambhavanathji and the Ashthapadi. The library located just by these temples holds one of the oldest manuscripts of India.
Salim Singh ki Haveli
Located at the eastern end of the city, the Salim Singh ki Haveli is an interesting site to visit in Jaisalmer. Built around 300 year ago, this haveli belonged to Salim Singh, the Prime Minister to then The Salim Singh ki Haveli is characterised by yellow stone that is covered with intricate carvings, elaborate balcony and beautiful blue cupola roof.
Nathmal-ki-Haveli is the third of its kind supposedly built in AD 1885. The haveli has two wings left and right, which were carved by two brothers with splendid miniature paintings. The jharokhas are the speciality of the haveli as they seem to emerge from a book of poetry because of the fine stone carvings.
Gadsisar Lake is another important site to visit in Jaisalmer. A scenic rain water lake surrounded by some beautiful shrines makes it a photographer's delight.