Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer With grand forts, majestic palaces, flamboyant cultures and rich traditions – Jaisalmer is nothing less than a whole world in itself.

Introduction

The city that shines with opulence and splendour, Jaisalmer edges the Great Indian Desert. The city justifies being called the Golden City of Rajasthan. Most of the buildings have been built here with yellow sandstone, which make it look like a shining star. There can’t be a better place than Jaisalmer when it comes to exploring rich culture and heritage of Rajasthan.

Places to explore

Jaisalmer Fort

The majestic Jaisalmer Fort was raised in the 12th century by the Bhati Rajput ruler Rao Jaisal. This grand fort catches the fancy of all with its matchless architectural design showing in its carved windows, doors and walls. Its walls still narrate many historic stories which add to its magnificence, making it a dream of every history enthusiast.

Gadi Sagar Lake

Gadi Sagar Lake is another renowned sightseeing attraction in the city where travellers and locals flock to spend some time cherishing the splendours of history. Built in 1367, this lake was once the only source of water for the city. The Ganguar Festival is an ideal time to visit the lake to partake in local festivities.

Bada Bagh

History enthusiasts must add the Bada Bagh to their itinerary while travelling to Jaisalmer. The garden here, which served as a memorial in the past, brings out some heart pleasing vistas.

Patwon-Ki-Haveli

  Patwon-Ki-Haveli adds immense significance to the cultural legacy of Jaisalmer. The massive corridors and ornamented walls of the haveli are highly remarkable.

Luxury Living

Heritage and Luxury Hotels

Just like city’s attractions, the heritage hotels here also ooze immense opulence to treat extravagant travellers. Stay at the Jaisalmer Marriott Resort & Spa that remains soaked in the gorgeousness of the authentic Indian architecture. The hotel houses 135 exquisitely designed rooms and suites and is counted among the most majestic desert properties. Suryagarh is another great pick among extravagant travellers on holidays to Jaisalmer. The hotel has been delicately designed with Palace Room, Grand Heritage Room, Signature Suite, Luxury Suite and Jaisalmer Suite. Its remarkable wall colours, huge windows and splendid furnishings make many jaws drop. Apart from these, Hotel Jaisalkot also catches the fancy of travellers with its world class facilities topped with a royal set-up that makes one feel like a king.  This property is a true exemplar of grandeur. Stylishness in decor and welcoming in ambience, Hotel Jaisalkot is distinct in its own way.

Luxury trains

Desert Circuit Semi Luxury Tourist Train by Indian Railways takes you to some of the most priceless gems of Rajasthan, including Jaisalmer as one of them. The train has been especially designed to recreate the time of Rajas and Maharajas by pampering guests with every possible luxury.  

Shopping

Jaisalmer can be rightly called a paradise for shopping enthusiasts. With local markets flooding with beautiful Rajasthan handicrafts, ornaments, old stonework items, colourful fabrics, wooden items, silk textiles and delicious snacks, the city comes out as a charmer for those having an itch to shop the best souvenirs to take back home. Locals markets like Sadar Bazaar, Pansari Bazaar and Bhatia Bazaar are perfect to bag authentic Rajasthani souvenirs.

Cuisine

For those who take food as an art, there can’t be a better place than Jaisalmer. Delectable Rajasthani dishes such as Dal Baati Choorma (lentils cooked in Rajasthani spices with round balls of hard unleavened bread), Kadhi Pakora (fried chickpea dumplings cooked in slightly sour yoghurt gravy), Lal Maans (succulent pieces of red meat in a gravy of yoghurt, spices and lots of red chillies) and Gatte Ki Sabzi (steamed gram flour dumplings cooked in medium spicy yoghurt-based curry) are unique to the region.

Best time to visit
The best time to visit Jaisalmer is between November and March when weather is ideal to partake in outdoor activities such as camel ride and desert safari.

How to Reach
By Air: Jaisalmer Airport is the closest domestic airport of the city.

By Rail: Jaisalmer has a great network of trains which connects it to cities like Delhi, Jodhpur, Jaipur and others.

By Road: Bus services are available from neighbouring cities like Jaipur and Udaipur.

Visit this mosaic of Rajasthan’s rich heritage and royal history to create memories of a lifetime.

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