lovingly dubbed as the Golden City, Jaisalmer is the most theatrical land of Rajasthan. It is famous for its architectural marvels and gripping sand dunes. This wonderful city was established in 1156 AD by Rawal Jaisal. Occupying a prized place in the heart of the Great Indian Thar Desert, this city beckons you to explore its beautiful attractions.
Sonar Quila or the Golden Fort
Rising dramatically from the golden sand dunes, Sonar Quila is the landmark of the city. Built by Rawal Jaisal, the Bhati Rajput ruler, in 1156 AD, the fort is one of the most attractive and largest desert forts in the world. Nestled on the Trikuta Hill, it offers wonderful views of the surroundings. The Mughal and Rajput style of architecture of the fort is in fact praiseworthy.
The traditional havelis of the city are its pride. Reflecting the rich cultural heritage of Rajasthan, the havelis are architectural gems in the true sense of the word. If you really want to experience the royalty and attraction of the era of raja-maharajas, visit the havelis: Patwaji Ki Haveli, Nathmalji Ki Haveli and Salim Singh Ki Haveli. These are the most enchanting and stunning havelis in the city. The arresting stone work, enchanting paintings, beautifully carved brackets, pillars and walls are some of the striking features of these royal structures.
Enjoy the enjoyable camel safari on the sands which shine like gold on sunlight. The view of the sand dunes stretching for miles is rewarding. The camel safari will transport you to the wonderland where everything looks picture-perfect. Enjoy the beauty of the desert with wind playing games with sands. Camps are also organized on the sand dunes.
A visit to this Golden city is incomplete without browsing its bustling bazaars for colorful handicrafts. Here you can buy a variety of handicrafts such as camel leather items, tie and dye fabric, juttis, textiles with mirror work, wooden objects etc.
Jaisalmer Tour Packages offer a variety of tours to different mesmerizing destinations of Jaisalmer. Jaisalmer is one of the must-see princely cities of Rajasthan. Jaisalmer Tour offers fascinating attractions such as extremely beautiful havelies, incredible sand dunes, royal fort and attractive handicrafts.