Jaisalmer is a former medieval trading center and a princely state in the western Indian state of Rajasthan, in the heart of the Thar Desert. The dramatic and romantic desert fortress of Jaisalmer is an exotic city in Rajasthan’s great Thar Desert. “The Golden City” rose to prominence as a result of its position on camel trade routes. It’s now most famous for the 12th-century fort and ornate “Havelis,” fine merchant-built houses and pavilions in the city’s mediaeval lanes. Behind its massive walls stand the ornate Maharaja’s Palace and intricately carved Jain temples. The surrounding Desert National Park offers opportunities to observe blackbucks, desert foxes and chinkaras amid the rolling dunes, rugged crags and waterholes.
Attractions in Jaisalmer: Jaisalmer Fort, Sam Sand Dunes, Gadsisar Lake, Patwon Ki Haveli, Kuldhara Abandoned Village, Bada Bagh, Salim Singh-ki Haveli, Desert Culture Centre and Museum, Khuri Sand Dunes, Desert National park, Nathmal-ki-Haveli.
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