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Jaisalmer City in Rajasthan

Jaisalmer City in Rajasthan

Location: Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
Founder: Rawal Jaisal
Established In: 1156 A.D.
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Something About Jaisalmer City

Jaisalmer is a city and district headquarter in Jaisalmer District of Rajasthan. It was first founded by Maharaja Rawal Jaisal in the 11th century. The Jaisalmer city is also known as the Golden city of India. Jaisalmer is located in the middle of the Thar desert in Rajasthan. Its fort is also the part of UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Places to Explore in Jaisalmer City

Jaisalmer Fort

Evening view of Jaisalmer fort in Rajasthan
Image by Hinterkappelen, (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Jaisalmer Fort is also known as Sonargarh fort of Rajasthan. It was built by Rawal Jaisal the first king of Jaisalmer in the 11th century. This fort is one of the best living forts on the planet with the second oldest fort in Rajasthan.

Gadisar Lake

View of Gadisar Lake in Jaisalmer city in Rajasthan
Image By Dhruvmakwana1998, (CC BY-SA 4.0)

This lake is now world-famous because of the tombs around the Gadisar Lake. Gadisar lake was built by Raja Rawal Jaisal in the 11th century. It was reconstructed by Maharawal Gadsi Singh in 1367 A.D. Actually, it built to prevent rainwater for the whole town.

Patwon Ki Haveli or Patwa Haveli

Patwon ki Haveli Palace in Jaisalmer
Image by Antoinetav, (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Patwon ki haveli is also known as Patwa Haveli & Kothari’s Patwa Haveli. It’ll give you the true feeling of the real kingdom. It was built by Guman Chand Patwa in the early 18th century. It is located near the Jaisalmer Fort in the main city.

Salim Singh Ki Haveli (Moti Mahal)

Salim ki haveli in jaisalmer Rajasthan
Image By Antoine Taveneaux, (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Salim Singh ki Haveli is a restaurant & hotel located 200 meters from Jaisalmer fort. It is also known as the Moti Mahal of Jaisalmer. It is more than 200 years old haveli built by Salim Singh Ji. This beautiful place is the best time to spend something and eat something.

Vyas Chhatri

Vyas Chhatri of Jaisalmer City Rajasthan
Image by Ankitponkia, (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Vyas Chhatris is the cenotaphs built-in memory of Sage Vyas, who tells the epic Mahabharat to Lord Ganesha in the 9th century BCE. It was built in the mid 12th century and located 2 km from the Jaisalmer fort in the city.

Desert National Park

A View of Sand Dunes in Desert National Park, Rajasthan
Image By Chinmayisk, CC BY-SA 3.0

Desert National Park is the real Thar Desert with beautiful creatures. Here, you’ll only see the desert with green Bushes, mammals, and reptiles. It is located 12 km west of the Jaisalmer city in Rajasthan.

The Thar Heritage Museum

Royal Chair at The Thar Heritage Museum , Jaisalmer
Image By Daniel Villafruela, (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Must visit place here you’ll be known about the rich culture, art, and history of the Thar desert region. It is located 1 km from the Jaisalmer fort in the city. This museum has so many unique things too fell real life with the Thar desert civilization.

Nathmal Ki Haveli

Front view of Nathmal Ji ki Haveli
Image by Prucha18, (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Nathmal ki haveli is an art of twin architect brothers constructed in the 19th century. It is located in the Sadar Bazar in the city.

The Best Time to Visit/Explore Jaisalmer city

According to my personal experience, you must visit here between August and February months. Because Jaisalmer has very hot summers.

How to Reach Jaisalmer City

By Airway

Jaisalmer Airport is the nearest airport to reach here. It is located 15 Km towards the south-west of Jaisalmer city. Another and only international Airport you have in Jaipur. Jaipur International airport is located 573 km away from Jaisalmer city.

By Railway

Jaisalmer Railway station is the nearest railway station and it is located in the city. Another option is Barmer Junction and it is located 157 km away from Jaisalmer.

By Roadway

Jaisalmer city is located on the National Highway no. 11, 68, and district highway no. 53. Bus and taxi services are always available from every city in Rajasthan.

Distance B/T Major Cities in Rajasthan to Jaisalmer City

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