Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer is nicknamed as "The Golden City." It is the small town of Rajasthan, India. Jaisalmer is situated at good distant of 575 kilometres from Jaipur the capital of state. This amazing place stands on the edge of yellowish granite, garlanded by a castle, which includes the fort and some elaborated Jain temples. The houses and temples at this small town are finely sculptured. The world known desert Thar is the heart of this town.
History of this town itself is special. The origin name of Jaisalmer is after its originator Raja Jaisal. He was the king of Rajput. Because of yellow sand and desert area this place is also named as "Golden City of India."

  • Jaisalmer Fort:  Jaisalmer is famous for fort and art creation. The fort was situated on Trikuta Hill of Rajasthan by Bhati Rajput ruler Jaisal in 1156. However, this place is having a valuable contribution in history as many battles had happened in early time. The huge stone walls are made of yellowish-brown colour, which expresses the feelings like a lion. During the day, it looks as yellow were in evening it looks like magical honey-gold. Lots of movies being made on the Jaisalmer fort, which gave the world-popularity to this fort and Jaisalmer town.
  • Havelis (Royal houses): the major spots of Jaisalmer are their royal houses built by local as well as the rulers of the town.
  • Haveli of Patwon: A wealthy trader belonging to influential Oswal Jain society constructed this five storey complex, which took more than 50 years to get completed. This Haveli is also known as the largest and most wonderfully developed Haveli of Jaisalmer.
  • Haveli of Salam Singh: this royal construction was done by the scheming PM Salam Singh in 1815. The beautifully arched roof with blue cupolas makes it different from other constructed havelis of Jaisalmer.
  • Haveli of Nathmalji: constructed by PM of generous state of Jaisalmer. Its concealment is an uprising of decoration such as flowers, elephants, birds, soldiers, steam engine and a bicycle.

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