Jaisalmer city is a very beautiful city in Rajasthan. And the famous name Jaisalmer is a desert city. Jaisalmer was founded by Bhati Raja Jaisal in 1156 AD.
On March 30, 1949, the princely state of Jaisalmer merged with Rajasthan. At that time the last ruler here was Maharawal Shri Girdhar Singh Ji.
This city is the main town of the district which is famous for carved havelis, streets, ancient Jain temples, fairs, and festivals. The sand dunes in nearby Sam village have special importance from the point of view of tourism.
Here is the list of Jaisalmer’s attractions:
- Jaisalmer fort
- Salim Singh ki haveli
- Tanot Mata temple
- Longewala War memorial
- Kothari’s Patwaon ki haveli
- Godsisar Sagar lake
- Desert National Park
- Maharajas’s Palace
- Desert culture center camp & Museum<>/a
- Vyas chhatri
- Manak Chowk and Havelis
- Amar Sagar Jain temple
- Khaba Fort
1. Jaisalmer fort:
The grand Jaisalmer fort is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Jaisalmer fort is made of yellow sandstone that looks so very beautiful. People especially come here to see the sunset from here. Because the rays of the sun add to the beauty of the whole fort. The yellow walls of the fort, as if bathed in the rays of the sun, in view of this beauty, this fort was named Sonar Fort or Golden Fort.
Here you see Rajputana and Islamic styles together. But if you are really a history lover to see this kind of architecture, then this fort is a must visit Fort you, you should visit it once.
Fee: 50 per person for Indians
250 per person for Foreigners
50 for the Camera Fee
100 for Video Camera
Address: Fort Road, Near Gopa Chowk, Amar Sagar Pol, Khejer Para, Manak Chowk, Amar Sagar Pol, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, 345001, India
2. Salim Singh ki haveli:
This beautiful haveli is made by Salim Singh in 1815 AD. Salim Singh Ki Haveli is located close to Jaisalmer Railway Station.
Salim Singh Ki Haveli’s front part looks like a ship that’s why It is also called Jahaz Mahal. The roof of the building is arcuate and covered with blue cupolas. Tourists can see the ceiling, which looks like a peacock, decorated with carved brackets.
Avoid visiting Salim Singh ki Haveli on summer days.
Do carry a water bottle, sunglasses, and cap with you during your visit to Salim Singh ki Haveli.
While visiting Salim Singh ki Haveli, be well aware of the routes to the haveli as many of the routes to the haveli are restricted to the public.
Entry fee: Indian 10 INR
Other 15 INR
Address: WW78+GC5, Amar Sagar Pol, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan 345001
Timing: 6 AM to 5 PM
3. Tanot Mata temple:
Tanot Mata Temple is a Hindu Temple. This temple is known as Tanot ray Mata Temple. This temple is approx 20 kilometers away from Pakistan. Tanot Mata is a BSF deity.
This temple is famous for the Marvel of Tanot Mata. In the war between India and Pakistan in 1965 Tanot Mata show her Miracle. The soldiers of Pakistan had dropped many bombs on the temple but by the grace of the mother, not a single bomb could explode. Since then, the Border Security Force personnel have had a lot of reverence for this temple.
Many devotees come here for the blessings of Tanot Mata. If you want to see the miracle of Tanot Mata you should come here at least once.
Address: WW63+7PW, Police Lines, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan 345001
4. Longewala War memorial:
Children are more interested in cartoons and games. In such a situation, if you want to give them information about the history of Indian heroes, then Jaisalmer’s ‘Longewala War Memorial’ is a perfect place.
‘Longewala War Memorial’ tell us about the war between India, and Pakistan on 4 December 1971. It had 120 Indian soldiers in front and 2 to 3 thousand Pakistani soldiers, 40-45 tanks, and 4 Hunter fighter aircraft. But under the leadership of Major Kuldeep Singh Chandpuri, the Indian Army faced the Pakistani soldiers with great bravery. And we won the War. That was a proud moment for Indians. The war film show is the attraction of this Longewala.
Here Children know about Brave Heros of India. A must-visit place for every Indian and tourist.
Timing: 8 am to 6 pm
Fee: 40 INR includes War film show
Address: G5F4+5HH, Sadhawala, Jaisalmer Rajasthan 345022
5. Kothari’s Patwaon ki haveli:
Patwon Ki Haveli is an ancient structure located in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan which is often referred to as ‘Haveli’. This haveli is a major tourist and historical place in Rajasthan. Colored in yellow enchanting sheds, Patwon Ki Haveli attracts tourists visiting this city. This enchanting haveli is an impressive monument of Jaisalmer as it is one of the ancient constructions of the city.
The architectural depth of Patwon Ki Haveli lies in the exquisite wall paintings, and balconies of this structure that open to a panoramic view door, and arches.
Timing: 9 am to 6.30 pm
Fee: Indian visitors- Rs.20
Foreign visitors- Rs.100
Address: No. 3129, opposite Choora Paada, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan 345001
6. Godsisar Sagar lake:
Godsisar lake is an artificial lake of Jaisalmer. This lake was constructed by Maharwal Gadsi during the 14 century. Near this lake, many Hindu temples are Established. This lake is the main source of collective Rainwater at that time. In 1908 an idol of Lord Vishnu’s statue was established at the gate to declare it a Krishna temple and save it from the demolition of the then Maharawal.
Gadisar Lake offers quite a beautiful view of all its edges. Especially when the sun rises, the view of the sky and the view of Jaisalmer Fort look very attractive from here. You see here many migratory birds.
If you want to have fun with your family, then visiting Gadisar Lake can give you a special experience. Best place for nature lovers and travel lovers.
Address: Postal Colony, Near Tilon Ki Gate, Near Jaisalmer Fort, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, 345001, India
100 for Pedal Boat (2 Seater)
200 for Pedal Boat (4 Seater)
300 for Row Boat (6 Seater)
7. Desert National Park:
Desert National park was established in 1980. This national park is an area of 3161 square kilometers. Major reservoirs like Rajbagh Lake, Milak Lake, and Padmatlav Lake are located inside the park.
The area of the park includes salt lakes, fixed dunes, and cliffs. Tourists can see birds like harriers, buzzards, spotted eagles and short-toed eagles, tawny eagles, vultures, pygmy eagles, big eagles, and sand-humming birds.
This national park is India’s biggest national park. Especially for children, this park is an amazing visit destination. If you make a trip for visit to Jaisalmer this is definitely top on your list.
Address: Sam, Sudasari, Rajasthan 345001
Timing: 10 am to 5 pm
Fee: 100 INR per person
100 INR for Jeep Safari (per person)
200 INR for the Guide
8. Maharajas’s Palace:
The Maharaja’s Palace is located on the premises of the Jaisalmer Fort. It is also known as Jaisalmer Fort Palace Museum and Heritage Centre. The building has five stories and is famous for its carved windows and balconies. The left entrance of the palace is made of marble stone and from here the king used to address his subjects.
Tourists can see here the silver coronation throne, bedding, dishes, local stamps, notes, and sculptures here. A panoramic view of Jaisalmer city can be enjoyed from the roof of the palace.
A must-visit place in Jaisalmer.
Address: Inside Jaisalmer Fort, Khejer Para, Manak Chowk, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, 345001, India
Entry fee: 100 INR per person
Timing: 9 am to 6 pm
9. Desert culture center & Museum:
Jaisalmer folk cultural museum situated on Gadsisar is the main center of attraction for tourists coming from India, in which the extinct culture of the maru region has been preserved. The museum has objects related to folklife, historical documents, paintings of pattas, parwans, coins, clay artifacts, folk instruments, cloths, ornaments, paintings of maharajas and their empire, fossils, locks, antinomy, bullock carts, puppets, camel, and horses.
The ideal of pitra bhomis and folk deities have been displayed along with sieves, hookahs, and Kavadas items used in makeup.
Address: WW69+7J8, Gadisar Rd, Amar Sagar Pol, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan 345001
Entry Fee: 50 per person
50 per person for Puppet Show
20 for Camera Fee
50 for Video Camera Fee
Timing: 10:00 am to 06:00 pm
10. Vyas chhatri :
Vyas Chhatri is an assemblage of golden sandstones, which form a range of Rajasthani architecture. It was built to honor the sage Vyasa. Who compiled 300,000 verses of the epic Mahabharata. It is located in the north-west side town within the Brahman cemetery. Vyas Chhatri is a symbol of Rajasthani architecture built of sandstone. Vyas Chhatri is popularly known as the city of sunset point.
Its carvings and lofty dome pavilions are worth seeing. Vyas Chhatri is a sunset point, from where you will have a direct view of the Jaisalmer Fort. You can enter Vyas Chhatri from Ramgarh Road, which is opposite Himmatgarh Palace Hotel.
Address: WWC4+WPC, Dr. K. L. Achalvanshi Colony, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan 345001
Entry fee: 100 INR
Timing: 10:30 am to 08:00 pm
11. Manak Chowk and Havelis:
Manak Chowk and Havelis located outside Jaisalmer Fort are major tourist attractions. These Havelis are decorated with beautiful art and craft creations. Of all these Havelis, Patwon ki Haveli, Salim Singh ki Haveli, and Nathmalji ki Haveli are the most famous. The entire area is a market area and is known as ‘Sadar Mandi’. It is a famous grain market that was once populated by traders from Iraq, Egypt, Persia, and Arabia.
Manak Chowk, located in the market area, is a popular shopping area for buying leather decorative items, traditional silver jewelry, craft masterpieces, and antique artifacts. This is a rare market where tourists can witness for themselves the process of creating creative craft creations by local artisans.
This place is the Best place for those, who like historical places.
12. Amar Sagar Jain temple:
Amar Sagar Jain temple Situated only 6 kms from Lodrava, this place was developed by Maharaja Amar Singh in 1688 as a reservoir. This is a natural place. The dams here were built to stop the rain water. Many backgrounds were prepared on which palaces, temples and gardens were developed for the summer days.
To the south of the pond is a very beautiful Jain temple, which was built in 1871 by Seth Himmat Mal Bafna, Patwa of Jaisalmer.
Most of the yellow stone of Jaisalmer has been used in the temple. But at the same time, white marble and light pink Jodhpuri stone have also been used elsewhere. The pillars, windows and terraces of the temple have amazing carvings.
Address: WVHC+QGW, Lodurva, Rajasthan 345001
13. Khaba Fort:
Khaba Fort, near Kuldhara village, is another unusual and wonderful structure in Jaisalmer. The fort and the village were inhabited by Paliwal Brahmins, who left it one night for unknown reasons. Now it has become a popular tourist attraction, from this fort you can see beautiful panoramic views of the village, as well as click many beautiful photos.
This village is called ghostly and it is forbidden to come here at night. During the day it is full of tourists. Most of the tourists who go to Sam come in the package and in the package they are definitely shown the village of Kuldhara because the evening can be visited only in the evening.
Address: Dedha, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, 345001,
Entry fee: 50 INR