Jaisalmer Fort:
The Jaisalmer Fort built in 12th century, has been regarded as one of the most magnificent and invincible forts in Rajasthan. It was built in 1156 A.D. by the Bhati Rajput ruler Rawal Jaisal, from where it derives it name. The fort stands proudly amidst the golden stretches of the great Thar Desert . Jaisalmer Fort in Jaisalmer has a typical gadget hoisted on crest of its walls. It was used to predict the weather. Each year, in April a placard would be positioned in its center. The course in which it wafted decided the weather conditions for the entire year. If you are a student of cross-cultural merging, the subtle fusion of Rajput and Islamic architectural styles, visible in this fort, will catch your fancy. The fort looks more stunning at the night.

Gadsisar Lake:
Gadsisar Lake is one of the major tourist attractions of Jaisalmer. It is a scenic rain water lake with numerous beautiful shrines around and a spectacular avian variety. Lake was built by Maharawal Garsi Singh in 1367 A.D. It was the sole source of drinking water till as recently as 1965. It is the host of many migratory and rare birds. Its picturesque sandstone banks look stunning. The boat ride in the lake is a pleasant experience. The lake is now a picnic spot.

The Jain Temple:
The Jain Temples Jaisalmer dates back to the 12th century construction resembling the style of the exquisitely carved Dilwara temples. Devoted to the Jain Tirthankaras, they are examples of great skill and expertise in intricate stonework. The Jain temples in the Jaisalmer Fort are dedicated to Rikhabdevji and Shambhavdev Ji, the famous Jain hermits known as 'Tirthankars'. There is an emerald statue of Lord Mahavira within the Paraswanath Temple sanctum that exudes an aura of peace and tolerance. These Jain temples are open to public from the early hours of morning till 12 noon. You must tour the Gyan Bhandar library attached to one of these Jain temples. The Gyan Bhandar happens to be a rich storehouse of historical texts related to the history of these wonderfully carved Jain temples. Like all other structures in Jaisalmer, these temples are carved of yellow sandstones.

Tazia Tower:
Magnificent Tazia Tower is located within the Jaisalmer Fort premises. Constructed in the style of a pagoda, the five-storied Tazia Tower was carefully crafted by Muslim artisans. Tazia is actually the replica of Mausoleum of various Imams. They are made of wood, thermocol and colored papers. The Tazia Tower is credited with imposing balconies in each of its floor and they are pretty attractive with its distinct design and architectural style.

Nathmalji ki Haveli:
Made by two brothers Hathi and Lalu, this 19th century residence of the Nathmals is a must see among Jaisalmer havelis. The two architects worked independently on two different wings of this exquisite haveli. Interestingly, while one concentrated on the right, the other concentrated on the left and the result is a symphony epitomising the side by side symmetry during construction. The entrance to Nathmal’s haveli is zealously guarded by stone elephants; and the entire façade is embellished with a slew of detailing – horses, elephants, soldiers, flowers and birds.

Patwon ki Haveli:
Built about 300 years ago, the Patwon ki Haveli in Jaisalmer one of the largest and the most splendid haveli of Rajasthan. It is five storeys high and is extensively carved. The first was constructed circa 1805 by a merchant called Guman Chand Patwa and is the biggest and the most ostentatious. Patwa was a man of considerable means, and for his five sons he built the elaborate five-storeyed complex which reportedly took 50 years to finish. Built by the well-renowned dealers in brocade, gold and silver embroidery of their time from Afghanistan to China.

Salim Singh ki Haveli:
On your heritage haveli tours in Rajasthan, visit the most impressive mansion and haveli in Jaisalmer, Salim Singh ki Haveli, built by the Jain diwan Salim Singh Mohta. This stately Jaisalmer haveli with its stunning blue cupola roof is resplendent with exquisite stone carvings, screen windows and exotic murals. The mansion is just below the hill and it is said that once it had two additional wooden storeys in an attempt to make it as high as the maharaja's palace, but the maharaja had the upper storey torn down.

Folklore Museum:
Situated on the banks of the Garsisar lake the museum is a gold mine of information not just about Jaisalmer, but the rich cultural heritage of western Rajasthan. Established in 1984 by N K Sharma, the Folklore Museum is divided into six sections making it more organized. The six sections include a coterie of paintings, costumes, jewelery, photographs, camel and horse ornaments and fossils. You can visit this Rajasthan museum on any day of the week from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 3 p.m.-6 p.m.


For Hotel Reservation
Please Call : +91 294 2413845 -