Best Places to Visit in Jaisalmer

Located in the middle of the Thar Desert, Jaisalmer is a gem of Rajasthan, often called the "Golden City" because of its yellow sandstone architecture that glitters in the desert sunlight.

Dominating the skyline, Jaisalmer Fort, also known as Sonar Quila, is a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the largest fully preserved fortified cities in the world.

1. Jaisalmer Fort

A collection of five havelis, Patwon Ki Haveli is an architectural marvel. The first haveli, built in 1805 by Guman Chand Patwa, a wealthy trader, is the most ornate.

2. Patwon Ki Haveli

A visit to Jaisalmer is incomplete without experiencing the Sam Sand Dunes, located about 40 kilometers from the city.

3. Sam Sand Dunes

Originally constructed as a water conservation tank in the 14th century by Maharawal Gadsi Singh, Gadisar Lake is now a serene spot for visitors.

4. Gadisar Lake

Located 6 kilometers from Jaisalmer, Bada Bagh is a garden complex with a series of royal cenotaphs (chhatris) of Jaisalmer's Maharajas.

5. Bada Bagh

Kuldhara is an abandoned village that tells the tale of its sudden desertion in the early 19th century. According to legend, the Paliwal Brahmins, the village’s inhabitants, vanished overnight to escape persecution.

6. Kuldhara Village

Spanning an area of 3162 square kilometers, the Desert National Park is one of the largest national parks in India.

7. Desert National Park

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