Jaisalmer has attained a lot of fame in the pages of history, being the medieval trading center and beautiful royal state located in Rajasthan and at the heart of the globally reckoned Thar Desert. It is one of the prime tourist spots where you get packages for sightseeing in Jaisalmer, which Indian and International travelers enjoy.
The royal beauty of the city is globally known as the Golden City and is distinguished by its rich yellow sandstone architecture and forts. When you step foot in this city, you will often find that the Jaisalmer fort dominates the skyline.
Maharaja’s Palace is positioned right at the rear end of this fort with beautifully ornate carved Jain temples. There are various places you can go sightseeing in Jaisalmer to uncover the rich history of this heritage city. Jaisalmer is noted as one of the ideal parts of the Rajasthan tours. Today, we will share the top 5 sightseeing attractions you must visit.
1 Jaisalmer fort
The royal sandstone fort in Jaisalmer resembles the appearance of the massive sandcastle that arrives out of this desert and is considered the main point of focus of this city. It was in the year 1156 when the fort was built by the ruler Jaisal of Rajputana in the same year this Golden City was born. It is even known as the massive fort in India. The Palace stays open to visitors for a small fee, and you can even opt for guided tours.
2. Patwaon ki haveli
Hundreds of visitors get attracted to this royal city, exploring the fairytale architecture of the magnificence of the beautiful heritage Havelis. One of the most stunning and important attractive Havelis is the Patwaon ki haveli. The 5 Jain brothers built the Haveli, which appears amazingly impressive from the exterior due to its breathtaking and intricate stonework. The Haveli is also made available for tourists to explore.
3. Gadsisar lake
Gadisisar, or the Gadisar Lake, is mainly a huge artificial reservoir constructed during the 14th century by Maharawal Gadsi Singh. It was the only source of water for the entire city till 1965. The lake's beauty will get a whole new dimension due to the surrounding with several smaller temples and shrines. The boats are made available for the tourists on hire to explore the entire beauty of the lake.
4. Sam dunes
For every visitor, it is a must to start visiting the picturesque and prominent Sam Sand Dune, or these trips will stay incomplete. The Sam dunes are just 50 minutes of drive from the western end of the Jaisalmer. It is the perfect place to visit during sunset time. One can easily enjoy the camel rides while watching the cultural performances creating a royal and beautiful carnival atmosphere.
5. Vyas chhatri
During childhood, we often grow up to hear the stories of Vyas Chhatri and Mahabharata, which is the place where the epic got authored by sage Vyasa. It was located on the northern edge of Jaisalmer fort. It is one of the city's most haunting places, used to perform the cremation of the prominent Pushkarana Brahmins. You can check out this place to watch the spectacular sunsets.
Sheesh Mahal Desert Camp helps you choose the perfect package for sightseeing in Jaisalmer. You can take your chances of arranging a tour with us to check out the bada bagh, Khaba fort, Thar heritage museum, and Jain temples. Also, do not forget to check out the local cuisines, which comprise traditional royal foods. Ensure to get the taste of authentic Rajasthani dishes in some of the high-rated food courts and restaurants in Jaisalmer.
Day 1: Arrival at Jaisalmer. Our driver will take you to the hotel, check-in and relax. After lunch, visit to a Jaisalmer Fort, Patwon ki Haveli and Gadisar lake will be arranged. Overnight stay at hotel in Jaisalmer.
Day 2: After breakfast, enjoy desert safari tour at Thar Desert. After lunch, drive towards Sam sand dune, visit small villages, watch sunset and enjoy your stay at comfortable desert camp. At evening, enjoy Rajasthani folk dance, puppet show and savor the famous Rajasthani food under the sky. Overnight stay at Desert Camp.
Day 3: Enjoy complimentary breakfast at Desert Camp. Spend entire day in uncovering local sightseeing like Museums, Jain temples and local remote villages tour of the city like Bada Bagh, Kuldhara ghost village. Once the tour gets finished, the driver will drop at your Railway station or bus stop.
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