A perfect concoction of intriguing history that is steeped into rich culture and wonderful beauty of the Thar Desert, Jaisalmer is one of the best tourist destinations in India. Nature lovers, history buffs, adventure enthusiasts, honeymoon, and vacation. There is every ingredient to make you happy and overwhelmed. Unravel the well-kept secrets of Jaisalmer and get intrigued with this royal charm, rugged beauty and sheer efficacy. Listed here are top 5 places to see in Jaisalmer Rajasthan.
1. Jaisalmer Fort (Sonar Quila) Jaisalmer Rajasthan
Jaisalmer Fort locally known as Sonar Quila is one of the largest forts in the world located in Jaisalmer city in Rajasthan. It was built in 1156 AD by the Bhati Rajput ruler Rao Jaisal, from where it originates its name. This fort is popularly known as the Golden Fort by the local people and is one of the most magnificent monuments in the city of Jaisalmer. The fort is standing proudly in the middle of the unending golden sands of Thar Desert; Jaisalmer fort is one of the most prominent tourist attractions of Jaisalmer.
2. Bada Bagh Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
Bada bagh approximately 6 kilometers off Jaisalmer, Bada Bagh is a popular attraction that is frequented by tourists who come to visit the various chatters or royal cenotaphs which exist here. The Jait Sar Tank and the Jait Bandh are also popular attractions to check out while visiting Bada Bagh.
Bada Bagh, also called Barabagh is a garden complex about 6 km north of Jaisalmer on way to Ramgarh, and halfway between Jaisalmer and Lodhruva in the state of Rajasthan in India.
3. Salim Ji ki Haveli Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
Salim Ji ki Haveli is situated at the heart of the Jaisalmer city, near the Jaisalmer railway station. These 300 years old Haveli is named after its owner Salim Singh Mahto and was built on the remains of an older haveli, built in the late 17th century. Salim Singh Mahto was the then prime minister of the princely state with Jaisalmer as its capital. Presently a part of the Haveli is still occupied by the descendent of Salim Singh Mahto. The havelies is situated beside the hills near the Jaisalmer Fort and has a distinct architecture.
18 km west of Jaisalmer Kuldhara named as a village where nearly two centuries graveyard peace. Far from day to night in a single human being is afraid to enter houses ruins.
It is believed that around 120 kilometers Paliwal Brahmins Jaisalmer Kuldhara and 83 other villages in the area, spanning about 500 years was inhabited. Time to leave the village in 1825 the Paliwal Brahmins had cursed this place will be destroyed any inhabitant.
Jaisalmer Fort houses 7 Jain temples within its walls; all of them were built between the 15th and 16th centuries. The temple spires are very prominent and can easily be picked out from anywhere in the Fort. Dedicated to different Tirthankars, all the temples are built from the golden-yellow Jaisalmer stone and are connected with each other making it quite confusing to the casual visitor to separate one temple from another. The temples dedicated to Chandraprabhu, Rishabhdev, Sambhavnath and Parsvanath are the among the largest and also with the most impressive carvings. The entrance to the Parsvanath Temple is particularly stunning.