Friday, 23 September 2011

Make Your Rajasthan Trip Memorable Visiting Jaisalmer

If you want to make your Rajasthan trip truly memorable, then you must visit Jaisalmer - a wonderful historical city located in the middle of the vast landscape of the Thar Desert. The beautiful city of Jaisalmer is positioned on an edge of yellowish sandstone and crowned by a medieval mud & yellow sand stone fortress. When the sun-rays fall on the yellow sand the entire city and its surrounding area is drenched into bright golden shade. That’s why; it is sometimes called the “Golden City of India”.

Though the city of Jaisalmer is located in remote area, it is dotted with many magnificent monuments and artistic structures of historical importance. It has been a popular tourist destination of India as it offers ample opportunities for sightseeing and outdoor activities. If you will spend a few days wondering around the city of Jaisalmer you will have a golden opportunity to unwind yourself from the chaos and hassles of larger Indian cities.

Jaisalmer has lots to offer its visitors. Have a look at some of popular tourist attractions to see in the city.

Jaisalmer Fort: Also called the Golden Fort or Sonar Kila, the magnificent Jaisalmer Fort is one of the largest forts in the world. This magnificent medieval fortress was built in the year 1156 AD by the Bhati Rajput ruler Rawal Jaisal. There are many palaces, Jain temples and residential buildings inside the fort complex. Mostly buildings and temples are skillfully sculptured which catch the visitors’ eyes. Major attractions inside the fortress include finely sculptured Jain temples, Royal Palace (Raj Mahal), Merchant Havelis (known for beautiful ornate sandstone carvings) and four gigantic gateways. A view of the Sonar Kila fortress above the city in the evening can definitely leave you spellbound.

Havelis: One of the most popular activities to do in Jaisalmer is exploring its ornate and stunningly caved havelis. There are many splendid havelis this city which can increase the charm of your city tour. Main havelis to see in this city include Salem-Singh-Ki-Haveli, Nathmalji-Ki-Haveli, Patwon-Ki-Haveli and Haveli Shreenath.

Jain Temples: There are many exquisite Jain temples in the city which can be visited and explored. Temples are known for their stunning architecture.

Sam Sand Dunes: Jaisalmer is the best place to see nearby rippling sand dunes of the Thar Desert. The nearby village of Sam is internationally famous for sand dunes. A camel safari trip to Sam Sand Dunes will give you unique lifetime experience.

Other Attractions: There are many other attractions which can be visited and experienced on Jaisalmer tour in Rajasthan. Some other attractions may include Desert National Park, Gadisar Lake, Khuri Village, Bada Bagh, Desert Culture Centre & Museum, Folklore Museum and Government Museum.

So, ask your travel planner to include Jaisalmer in the itinerary of your Rajasthan tour package and make your trip to Rajasthan memorable.

Yadav John is an expert travel writer. He has written many articles about tour Package in Rajasthan and Rajasthan tours package. Currently he is rendering his services to a reputable travel agency in Rajasthan.

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