is also known as "Golden City". Jaisalmer covers an area of 5.1 square
km and is situated at an elevation of 225 meters above sea level.
Jaisalmer is the prominent city and is known for its forts and palaces
of breathtaking grandeur and whimsical charm.
old city of Jaisalmer was enclosed by an extensive wall earlier. But
now nothing remains except the huge gates and fort which rises above
the city and is the essence of Jaisalmer.
Temperature of Jaisalmer is about 41.6 degree Celsius in summers and
in winters it is about 7.9 degree Celsius. Common languages which are
spoken in Jaisalmer are Rajasthani, Marwari, English and Hindi.
"Golden City" of Jaisalmer was built by Rao Jaisala who was a Bhati
Rajput King, it was constructed in the year 1156 AD. Before the
foundation of Jaisalmer by Rao Jaisal, Ludurva was the capital of
Bhati Rajputs. Ludurva was a prosperous town in 10th and 11th century
AD. Lord Krishna's descendant were the Lunar clan of Bhatis. There was
regal intensity and jealousy between the various Rajput rulers and the
Bhati Rajputs of Jaisalmer were regarded as a formidable force
throughout the region.
Lodrawa is a village in Jaisalmer district of Rajasthan. It is located
about 15 km to the north-west of Jaisalmer, it was ancient capital of
the Bhatti dynasty till 1156 AD when Rawal Jaisal shifted it to
present Jaisalmer when he founded the of Jaisalmer state.
the 9th century, Deoraj, a famous prince of the Bhati Rajput clan,
captured Lodhruva from another Rajput clan and made it his capital.
The city stood on an ancient trade route through the Thar Desert,
which also vulnerable to frequent attacks. Mahmud of Ghazni laid siege
on the city in 1025 AD, in the coming decades the city, now more
vulnerable was repeatedly attacked by foreign invaders. Later it was
again attack and sacked by Muhammad Ghori in 1152 AD, which eventually
led to its abandonment and established in new capital Jaisalmer by
subsequent ruler, Rawal Jaisal, 16-km away on a more secure Trikuta
Hill in 1156 AD, where the present fortress stand today.
Wood Fossil Park Jaisalmer
you are done with history then Akal Fossil Park is the place to be.
For, it takes you beyond History. It takes you back to the prehistoric
Jurassic era, which is, hold your breath, 180 million years back! It
is a fossil park where stood a forest 180 millions years ago. Then the
area submersed in to the sea and the tree trunks got preserved in the
form of fossils. The
fossil trunks lie scattered in this park. Fossilized tree trunks are
of various sizes with the largest being 13 meters in length and 1.5
meters in width. Covering about 10 sq. Km of bare hillside, the Fossil
Park contains 25 petrified trunks, in total. The 21-hectare preserved
area of the park lies about 17 Km from Jaisalmer on the road to