“It’s very difficult to say you Goodbye Jaisalmer…….” Yes!!! These words you can hear from a number of visitors who come to explore Jaisalmer but find their heart has got lost somewhere in the Golden City. Well, it’s true as these lines are not part of only someone’s imagination.
It’s true when you make an entry at Jaisalmer, the magical land of kings and forts will make you fell in love with it. The vibrant and pleasant city knows all the tricks to wrap your heart with its magic and make hard when you say Good Bye to it. The little intro can make you feel how wonder it would be if you schedule a visit to Jaisalmer. So, before you pack your bag…would not you love to go through this blog jam-packed with essential information regarding the best tourist attraction, how to reason, things to do, the best time to visit, glorify history and much more.
A LITTLE BIT ABOUT JAISALMER
The word Jaisalmer hold incredible meaning with itself, which is ‘the Hill Fort of Jaisal’. Jaislamer is also known as the Golden City because of receiving the yellow from the yellow sandstone. Here, you find a number of notable monument, including Jain Temples, outstanding havelis and much more which are made from yellow sand.
HISTORY OF JAISALMER
The beautiful city was established in the mid-12th century by Rawal Jaisal, a Bhatti Rajput. They are regarded as sole guardian of the city. And make it more beautiful by accumulating enough wealth through imposing taxes on the passing caravans. Because of its wonderful location, Jaisalmer has always been popular.
MAJOR TOURIST ATTRACTION IN CITY
- Jaisalmer Fort – Visiting Jaisalmer is incomplete without exploring Jaisalmer Fort. IT’s also known as Golden Fort. In 1156 AD, it was built by Raja Jaisal. Jaisalmer Fort is listed in the renowned fort of the world. It’s made from yellow and golden mixed sandstone.
- Bada Bagh – Though its name in Hindi language but it’s also known as Huge Garden. The construction of this garden was executed under Maharawal Jait Singh and his son in the beginning of the 16th century. If you are looking for a perfect place for taking pictures, head to this garden.
- Patwon-Ki-Haveli – Saying the main attraction of Jaisalmer would not wrong. A number of tourists, especially schedule visits to Jaisalmer in order to explore Patwon-Ki-Haveli. This incredible monument having five stories was established by Guman Chand and his sons at the main city. The large corridors and outstanding decorated walls will fetch your wide attention and will not give you enough time to blink your eyes. It’s constructed of yellow sandstone. One of the five havelis of Patwon-Ki-Haveli has been turned into a museum.
- Salim Singh Ki Haveli – Oh My God…How beautiful it is…. The same thing you will say when you will visit this. It was built in 17th century. Incredible architecture of roof in the shape of a peacock will leave you speechless and will make you think how they can be creative like this.
- The Thar Heritage Museum – The widely known Thar Heritage museum was established by Laxmi Narayan Khatri at the main market of the city. It rules over the heart of the visitor as it explores you an incredible history, art, culture and architecture. Here, you can find ancient manuscripts, weapons and coins of Jaisalmer.
- Gadisar Lake – Gadisar Lake comes one of the famous places of Jaiselmer. If we turn the page of history, we found that this lake was constructed by Maharawal Garsi in 1367 AD. And you will get amazed seeing this lake which is still available in front of you. You will find yourself get connected with the past seeing the lake. The motive behind constructing this lake to serve the water needs of the residents. You may go for boating too.
- Desert Nation Park – It’s one of the largest parks and you should not skip chance to visit this place. If you love to explore the wild life then visiting Desert Nation Park should be mentioned in your list. Not only migratory birds but it’s quite good place to enjoy the marvellous landscape.
- Vyas Chatri – Do you wish to check out the Rajasthani Style of architecture? You must head to Vyas Chatri dedicated to sage Vyas.
- Khaba Fort – Another place exploring the ancient Rajasthan. Here, Paliwal Brahmins stayed over 200 years and that’s why it very special.
THINGS TO DO
After exploring jaisalmer, Shopping, Camel Safari, Nightlife and Eating are considered favourite Things to Do in Jaisalmer. Here, we are giving you hints, what you must try and shop during your visit
- The incredible Taste of Jaisalmer – When it comes to eat delicious dishes in Jaiselmer the name of mirchi bada, ker sangri, murgh-e-subz, kadi pakora and bhanon aloo emerge in the mind first. Apart from it, there is a number of restaurants in Jaisalmer offering very tasty Rajasthani Cuisine. You may find continental food too but nothing can take the place of local cuisine.
- Silk Route Art Gallery To buy something unique – when you visit Jaiselmer, don’t forget to make stroll at the Silk Route Art Gallery. Returning home without shopping does not sound good. At the Silk Route Art Gallery, you can find a wide collection of patchworks, bags, shawls, belts, clothes, antiques, accessories and much more. Anything you buy here would not find anywhere else.
- Incredible experience of Nightlife in Jaisalmer – Though the Jaisalmer is considered a traditional city but with the changing of time it has adopted the new things too and Nightlife is one of them. If you are on the Jaisalmer tour, don’t forget to add more colours to your journey by experiencing Nightlife in Jaisalmer. There are many hotels serve eventing entertainment to their guests. Apart from jazzing up traditional dance, music and cultural programme, you can head to Pubs and Bars too. No need to go anywhere else as many hotels take care of their guest in a special manner and offer a wide array of liquor as per their choice. And Most of the pubs remains open till the late hours to make your visit memorable throughout the life.
- Camel Safari – A bumpy ride on a camel in the Thar Desert can make you enthusiastic and tension free.
FESTIVALS AND FAIRS
Jaisalmer is widely known for its Desert Festival which is held every year in the month of January or February. It is celebrated constantly three days. The motive behind celebrating this festival is displaying the vibrant and rich culture of the state of Rajasthan. Dance, Camel polo, Camel Dance, Music, snake charmers, puppeteers, acrobats, folk performers and Programme add more shine to the festival.
BEST TIME TO VISIT
The best time gets started from October to March since during these months temperature remain bearable. Minimum temperature remains below 25 degree Celsius and Maximum temperature remains 37 degree Celsius, which is ideal to explore this place.
HOW TO REACH
- By Air – Jodhpur Airport is situated adjacent to it and serve its service throughout the year to Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai and Udaipur. Apart from it, Jaisalmer Airport is served its service to traveller but not too much as it’s a military airport.
- By Road – Delhi is not connected to Jaisalmer by Bus but you can take catch bus from Jaipur, Jodhpur etc. Here, you can fetch state-run sleeper coach buses too.
- By Train – The beautiful city is well-connected by train. There are many trains Howrah Jaisalmer Express, Delhi Jaisalmer Express, Jodhpur Jaisalmer Express and Lalgarh Jaisalmer Special can take you to the city.