Things To Do In Jaisalmer

11 Things to do in Jaisalmer which you can’t afford to miss!

Each one of us must have read the Arabian Night tales and had dreamt of visiting that setting in real. Yes, now you can, our very own “Golden city of India” better known as Jaisalmer has everything which would take you to the fairyland setting. From never ending sand dunes, lush green oasis to ancient forts and fortress, Jaisalmer has everything in its kitty which makes it to the top most destinations for any tourist to pay a visit. Here, we bring you top things to do in Jaisalmer

  1. Jaisalmer Fort

Jaisalmer Fort also known as Golden Fort of Rajasthan was constructed by Raja Jaisal, in the year 1156 AD. This mighty and intense fort is also one of the largest forts in the world. The architecture of the fort makes it look monumental and would definitely take you to the times of past. The golden and yellow colored exterior sometimes gets camouflaged with the golden Thar dessert, however when appears as a mirage is a definite treat to the yes. The Jaisalmer fort depicts sheer power and strength of the kinds and emperors of the bygone era which looks absolutely splendid when illuminated during the night.


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  1. Bada Bagh

Bada bagh was built in the early 16th century which was started by Maharawal Jait Singh’s and later completed by his son Lunakaran. bada bagh which mean big garden literally was a very significant place in the history as ,it was the resting place of noble family members after their death. The place ever since have been neglected and is normally isolated, however you are sure to witness one of the best sun set and sun rise.


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  1. Patwon-Ki-Haveli

Patwon-Ki-Haveli is truly an architectural work of art which signifies civil engineering skills during the bygone era. The huge five story building is characterized by expansive corridors and beautifully adorned. Guman Chand and his sons built the beautiful building which till date is standing tall and is a marvelous tourist attraction. One of the five stories is now converted into a museum which houses old scriptures, sculptures, old weapons and artifacts which represents the glorifying past .Another story is consists of the work of craftsmen’s of the past era.


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  1. Sam Sand Dunes

Once you are in Jaisalmer you just cannot afford to miss to have a peep of the culture of this beautiful place. What better way to enjoy a dessert safari on a camel’s back and enjoy a fun filled evening experiencing the folk dances and authentic cuisine. The Sam Sand dune safari would make you experience the beautiful sunset across the expansive Thar dessert .If you happen to visit the place in the month of February, you could also enjoy various cultural events during the dessert festival.


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  1. Tazia Tower

One of the protuberant Jaislamer charms is the Tazia Tower which displays remnants to the rich architectural magnificence of the bygone era. The Tazia Tower consists of 5 stories which were built by the Muslim artisans for their majestic monarchs of Jaisalmer in the year of 1886 AD. Tazia Tower is an essential part of the architectural memorial of the Badal Mahal that attracts many tourists from all over the world. The tazi Tower is characterized by vast and expansive balconies at each floor which are gorgeously adorned which increases the elegance of the Tower.



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  1. Gadisar Lake

Gadisar Lake is a true demonstration of history at its best. This artificial lake was built by Raja Rawal Jaisal who was the first emperor of. Later it was reconstructed by Maharawal Garsi in  the year 1367AD.The Lake now serves dual purpose, not only does it attract tourist but also serves as a water reservoir for the locals. Tourist can enjoy boating and enjoy the majestic architecture to the entrance of the lake which is beautifully carved.


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  1. Desert Nation Park

Its surely quite unusual to have a national park in a dessert, in fact this character makes this park one of the attraction in Jaisalmer. Once you have a look at the national park you would simply compare it to any dessert however those park often attracts many migratory birds and is also a home to a large variety of flora and fauna which have found a home in far flanged oasis. Tourist comes here to enjoy the rustic and out of the world landscape which is so different from any other national park.


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  1. Silk Route Art Gallery

Jaisalmer is a home for much small and medium sector business. Many unskilled and semi-skilled workers often strive hard to find a livelihood, in order to make a living. They often find a market for their handmade work of art. If you are looking to take back handmade bags, jewelry, ornaments, paintings and many more pieces of work of art then you must definitely stop over at the Silk Route Art Gallery. Not only would you get a chance to admire handmade beauties but also can strike a huge bargain and take back some excellent souvenirs.


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  1. Nathmalji-ki-Haveli

Nathmalji-ki-Haveli of Jaisalmer in Rajasthan represents the remnants to the heritage of architectural magnificence of the bygone era which was constructed by Hathi and Lulu which was of prime importance as Diwan Mohata Nathmal who was the Prime Minister used to live there. Visiting this Haveli can be top the things to do in Jaisalmer for heritage lovers. An exclusive character of the amazing architectural structure of Nathmalji-ki-Haveli is the massive assembly of two elephants of golden sand stone at the entry of the gorgeous structure. The walls and ceilings of the impressive memorial are ornamented with attractive work of art and fine carvings that complements to the exquisiteness of the historical monument.


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  1. Manak Chowk

If you wish to pick up souvenirs for your friends and family which depicts the true reflection of Jaisalmer then you ought to visit manak Chowk. Manak Chowk is yet another market place which is flooded by local craftsmen and workmen who depict their art and craft work in full swing. Manak Chowk is always vivacious and full of life with tourist looking to buy work of art which is not only beautiful to look at but also speaks about the level of craftsmanship gone into each piece. The market is located at a very close proximity to Jaisalmer fort therefore it’s very hard to miss a visit in order to pick up one of the best pieces of ethnic jewelry, painting, leather work etc.

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  1. Jain temple

Jain Temples is another must visit tourist attractions as well as pilgrimage center .They are a set of seven temples which are meticulously carved and a stunning display of intrinsic stone work. The Jain temples are characterized by tranquil hallways and subtle artifacts. As you enter the temple you would be spellbound by the melodies of the enchanting arties. Out of the seven temples the Parsvanath Temple is the biggest in terms of area and displays finest work of art and craftsmanship. There is also a library in the premises which consist of ancient manuscripts and some holy books. The entire experience is nothing short of divine as the surroundings are serene with a small lake at little distant and green lush gardens.


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