Travel to Jaisalmer one of the best tourist places in Rajasthan
The city of Jaisalmer shimmers like a mirage in the middle of the desolate beauty of the hot barren deserts of Rajasthan. It is a little city that can be covered within 2 hours of leisurely walking through the lanes and by-lanes, and has an extraordinarily medieval feel and amazing atmosphere. The havelis (mansions of rich merchants) which are the pride of Jaisalmer's architecture and a part of the nationwide heritage ought to be seen and admired at an unhurried speed. The Jaisalmer Fort, set down atop the triangular-shaped Trikuta Hills, includes some gems of Jain temple structures, while wonderfully embellished havelis are scattered throughout the town. The city is also popular for its stunning embroidery.
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During the medieval times Jaisalmer made quick development due to its strategic location on the camel trade route between India and Central Asia. Even now, especially after the 2 wars with Pakistan, its strategic importance has resulted in the building of nationwide highways, a railway track, and an airstrip, and brought Jaisalmer within easy reach of the individuals.
The climate of this city is of common desert character. Temperature levels vary between 46 ° C and 35.4 ° C in the summers, and 14 ° C and 2 ° C in the winters. The finest season to visit is between October and March, specifically between January and February when Jaisalmer becomes a hub of traveler activities throughout the desert festival.
Tourist Attractions in Jaisalmer
Jaisalmer has a big number of traveler websites of unsurpassed architectural wealth.
The Jaisalmer Fort is the second earliest fort in Rajasthan after Chittaur, and commands the deserts cape from its 250 feet high pedestal on the Trikuta Hill. 3 strong walls protect the castle. The fort has actually five palaces called Sarvottam Vilas, Akhai Vilas, Gaj Mahal, Rang Mahal and Moti Mahal. Jali or latticework screens of excellent craftsmanship shade interiors from the strong heat and desert winds. The Rang Mahal has some elegant murals painted on arches and spandrels. The fort consists of one-third of the city's population. Lots of houses offer budget accommodation to visitors and have curio stores.
The Jain Temples
3 remarkably sculptured Jain temples dedicated to Rishabhdevji, Sambhavanathji and the Ashthapadi temple lie within the fort. Their decoration, performed in the design of the Dilwara temples at Mt. Abu, is marvellous. The emerald icon of Mahavira here is an unrivaled gem.
The Salim-Singh-ki-Haveli is a stunning edifice whose 2 upper floors needed to be destroyed but whose enduring structure has unparalleled splendor. Particularly noteworthy are the rows of peacocks listed below the jharokhas (predicted arched verandas).
Near the city centre is the Patwon-ki-Haveli. Its 5 suites built between AD 1800 and AD 1860 are evidence of Jaisalmer's famous architectural wealth. The balconies are delicately sculpted, and oblique sunrays create bewitching and dramatic shadows. It is the grandest estate in Jaisalmer, a genuine museum piece outdoors.
This haveli has 2 identical-looking portions, which are, in truth, 2 various parts unified by a typical façade. The forecasted terraces or jharokhas are a perfect example of jeweler's art used to stone carving.
Desert Culture Centre and Museum
The Desert Culture Centre and Museum has a number of old coins, various type of textiles, standard Rajasthani instruments, and some fossils that were found in the desert. It gives a visitor an insight into the history of Rajasthan.
Trips in Jaisalmer
There are plenty of excursion websites of diverse character near Jaisalmer.
Lodurva, the ancient capital of the Bhattis, is 16 km from Jaisalmer. Its ruins are visited for the fantastic Jain temple and the Kalpataru, a mythical tree of dream fulfilment. Lodurva has a variety of peacocks that hover around the temple walls providing magnificent colour to the dry and stony landscape. Amar Sagar is a grand artificial reservoir for water with a temple and a promenade on the bank that is a charming place for a picnic.
Akal Wood Fossil Park
The Akal Wood Fossil Park is a 21-hectare maintained area that takes you back to the Jurassic period when the whole Thar area lay under the sea. Fossilized logs of trees trunks lie exposed to see. Numerous trunks lie buried deep under sand, 25 are seen and 15 are above the ground. The largest log is 7 meters in length and 1.5 meters in width.
The ghost town of Kuldhara, the Sam Sand Dunes and the Desert National Park are the other locations that need to be checked out.
How to Reach Jaisalmer
Jaisalmer is 897 km from Delhi; 638 km from Jaipur; 285 km from Jodhpur; 500 km from Ajmer and 330 km from Bikaner. It is linked by a great road network to Jodhpur, Bikaner by means of Pokhran, and Barmer by means of Devikot. Jaisalmer is a small city that is finest checked out on foot. The Jodhpur Airport is the closest airport that is 308 kms from Jaisalmer. Jaisalmer is connected to Mumbai, Delhi, Jodhpur, and Jaipur by Alliance Air. The Palace-on-Wheels is the most luxurious method to take a trip to Jaisalmer, recreating within the coaches the ambience of the famous palace conveniences.
Important Travel Information
Jaisalmer is famous for its embroidery, Rajasthani mirror work, rugs, blankets, and the finely cut antiques. It is a good location for purchasing remarkably embroidered garments with mirror operates in a fantastic mosaic of colors, conventional carpets, blankets and shawls, silver jewellery, stonework, carpets made from camel hair, and colorful silk and cotton cloth. The Desert Festival that is held between January and February is an event of the Rajput heritage, with great deals of singing and dancing, cultural programmers, camel races and other intriguing competitions.
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