The Golden city of Rajasthan, Jaisalmer is a marvelous tourist place near the great Thar Desert. The complete city in golden aura looks very unique and interesting to visit and to explore different tourist attractions. Historical forts and monuments in Jaisalmer almost built with yellow sandstone that’s why the city looks in Golden color. However, Jaisalmer is the best place to visit to experience the desert lifestyle and its attractions.
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1. Jaisalmer Fort
Jaisalmer Fort is popularly known as “Sonar Quila” means the Golden Fort is one of the famous tourist attractions in Jaisalmer. This majestic fort was one of the largest forts in the world. The perfect mix of yellow and golden sandstone makes the fort to glow in Golden rich color.
The fort comprises a number of palaces, havelis, temples, and gateways. Every part and every corner of the fort exhibits the beautiful and exquisite architectural styles of Rajasthani styles. The fort on the Trikuta hill looks massive and huge with its extending fortifications. Scenic views of Jaisalmer city from the fort is epic to see.
Jaisalmer is known for wonderful Havelis which were perfect exhibitors of amazing architectural styles. One of them is Patwon-Ki-Haveli located in the heart of the city. The Haveli was built by a great trader known as Guman Chand. Totally, this haveli comprises five stores with exquisite architectural styles.
Among five stores, one of them was converted into a museum. The five-storied Haveli is very popular for its fine carvings, jharokhas, wall paintings, and gateways. Mainly, the third store haveli is known for intricate architectural styles. Overall, to experience the fine architectural styles of Jaisalmer means, you have to visit Patwon-Ki-Haveli, top destination among the best tourist attractions.
3. Gadisar Lake
Gadisar Lake is the best retreat place in Jaisalmer near the Jaisalmer fort for those looking for naturally rich tourist attractions. Gadisar Lake is an artificial lake built by Rawal Jaisal for the conservation of water. Around the lake, a number of temples and chattris create a very pleasant and tranquil atmosphere to relax.
And moreover, during Ganguar festival the attractions of the lake double with immense and extraordinary celebrations. During this time, a number of migratory birds will visit the lake. For birdwatchers and nature seekers, Gadisar Lake is the best place to visit in Jaisalmer.
4. Bada Bagh
Bada Bagh is a place where royal families of Jaisalmer cremated. Actually, Bada Bagh is a large garden built by Maharaja Jai Singh later this garden was constructed by his son Lunakarn. Here you can see many cenotaphs of Royal families with exquisite architectural styles.
After some years, this place was isolated and left. But the ruins and some wonderful cenotaphs attract the visitors. Apart from cenotaphs, here you can see the tank, dam, garden, and a famous pillar known as Govardhan Stambh. Always try to visit this place during sunrise or sunset to capture wonderful scenic shots.
5. Sam Sand Dunes
After visiting top tourist attractions in Jaisalmer, the must-thing to do is experiencing Sam Sand Dunes. If you miss visiting Sam Sand Dunes means it’s a big mistake. Sam Sand Dunes is the perfect place to experience the desert lifestyle through different safaris such as Camel safari, Jeep safari, etc.
Moreover, try to visit Sam Sand Dunes during the Jaisalmer Desert Festival which takes place every year in February. During this festival, you can enjoy the folk dances, cultural fests, and camel races etc a lot. Definitely, you can experience the beautiful attractions of Sam Sand Dunes during this fest. Visiting Jaisalmer with Maharaja Express and Palace on Wheels Luxury Train is the best decision ever because of luxury services provided onboard train.