City of Jaisalmer in Rajasthan is simply unmatched. It was the part of
the famous Silk Route during the days of yore. The splendid Jaisalmer
Fort stands proudly on its land and narrates the stories of the valor
and chivalry of the Rajput rulers. Jaisalmer still retains its
medieval charm, which is evident in its colorful narrow streets,
splendid forts and palaces of Rajasthan, opulent havelis and bazaars.
The otherwise barren land of Jaisalmer comes alive once every year
during winters. It is the time when the festivities of Desert Festival
slowly start engulfing the Desert City. During the festival in
Jaisalmer, the city displays the wealth of its culture and traditions
to the rest of the world. The festival expresses the people's zeal for
the life and is a colorful extravaganza of fun, frolic, laughter and
Jodhpur Airport is the
nearest Airport to Jaisalmer.
Station is well connected with Jodhpur on meter gauge, which in
turn is connected with all major cities.
Jaisalmer is well
connected by road with Jodhpur, Bikaner via Pokhran, Barmer with
luxury A/c coaches.
Rising like a sunbeam from the golden sands of the desert, Jaisalmer
Fort is the second oldest fort of Rajasthan. A sight to behold, this
living fort is one of the marvels of Rajasthani Architecture,
especially of the stone carver's art.
Evoking a vision of chivalry and valor, these havelis were built by
wealthy merchants. Famous for their intricately- carved facades, the
workmanship of Jaisalmer's Havelis present a beautiful amalgam of
Rajput architecture and Islamic art. Some of the famous havelis of
Salim Singh ki Haveli
Unusaual and mystic! It is a Salim Singh ki Haveli. The top most
storeys of this haveli are destroyed yet the surviving structure has
peerless grandeur. You indeed would be enticed with the intricate
workmanship and designed Jharokhas.
Patwon ki Haveli
Patwaon Ki Haveli is another dimension to the Jaisalmer havelis. It
is a five storey edifice which was constructed in 1800 AD and 1860
AD. This is the largest of its kind and is one of the grandest
mansion in Jaisalmer.
Nathmal ki Haveli
Nathumal Ki Haveli is two identical looking portions which are
combined by a common facade. The projected balconies are the sheer
example of Jeweller's art applied to stone carvings.
The origin of this artificial water tank dates back to 1156 AD.
Surrounded by small temples and shrines, it also gives a view of the
exquisite archway, Teelon ki Pol - one of the main entrances to the
lake and the city.
Also known as the city of Sunset Point, it houses the cenotaph of Sage
Vyas who compiled the famous epic Mahabharata. Moreover, it gives you
a bird's-eye view of the picturesque beauty of Jaisalmer.
Fort Rajwada [ph]
Taj Rawal Kot [hh]
Hotel Rang Mahal [hh]
Hotel Jawahar Niwas
Gorbandh Palace [ph]
Hotel Deoki Niwas [hh]
Hotel Mahadev Palace [hh]
Hotel Nachana Haveli [hh]
hh - heritage hotel ; ph -
palace hotel ; bh - boutique hotel ; gh - guest house ; hs - home stay