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Jaisalmer Fort

Introduction of Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer 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. The 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.

 
History of Jaisalmer

The "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.

Tourist Attraction in Jaisalmer

Prominent tourist attractions in Jaisalmer are Jain Temples, Patwon-ki-Haveli, Gadsisar Lake, Sum Sand Dunes, Jaisalmer Fort, Royal cenotaphs at Bada Bagh and Aakal, Fossil park, Ludurva, Khuri Village and  various exquisitely carved Havellis like the Nathmalji-ki-Haveli.

Jaisalmer Patwon Ki Haveli

Jain Temple

Gadisar Lake

Royal Chaatries

Sum Sand Dunes

Khuri Village

Other attraction in Jaisalmer

Lodrawa
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.

History
In 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
If 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 Barmer.

 

Lodurva

Lodurva

How to Reach Jaisalmer

By Rail:
Jaisalmer is linked by various trains with small and big
cities and towns of Rajasthan.

By Road:
Jaisalmer is connected to the rest of state by well-maintained roads. A good network of roads joins Jaisalmer with many destinations in and around Rajasthan.

By Air:
Jaisalmer is well connected by air with various cities of Rajasthan. The nearest airport is Jodhpur which is about 280 km.

 

Wood Fossil Park

Wood Fossil Park

 

You will visit “Jaisalmer” during the below Tours of Rajasthan

31 Days Rajasthan Tour (Including Jaisalmer)
31 Days / 30 Nights

Delhi - Alwar - Deeg - Bharatpur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra - Dholpur - Ranthambore - Tonk - Bundi - Jhalawar - Kota - Bijolia - Chittorgarh - Dungarpur - Banswara - Udaipur - Rajsamand - Nathdwara - Kumbhalgarh - Ranakpur - Mount Abu - Rohetgarh - Jodhpur - Jaisalmer - Bikaner -  Nagaur - Mandawa - Sikar - Jhunjhunu -Jaipur - Delhi


28 Days Rajasthan Heritage Tour (Including Jaisalmer)
28 Days / 27 Nights
Delhi - Agra - Fatehpur Sikri - Bhandarej - Jaipur - Mandawa - Bikaner - Gajner - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Rohetgarh - Deogarh - Ranakpur - Mount Abu - Udaipur - Dungarpur - Chittorgarh - Kota - Ranthambore - Bharatpur - Delhi

24 Days Forts and Palaces Tour (Including Jaisalmer)
24 Days / 23 Nights
Delhi - Agra - Fatehpur Sikri - Bhandarej - Jaipur - Mandawa - Bikaner - Gajner - Jaisalmer - Osian - Jodhpur - Ranakpur - Mount Abu - Udaipur - Kota - Ranthambore - Bharatpur - Delhi

19 Days Rajasthan and North India Tour (Including Jaisalmer)
19 Days / 18 Nights
Delhi - Shekhawati - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Osian - Jodhpur - Ranakpur - Udaipur - Pushkar - Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra - Khajuraho - Varanasi - Delhi

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