Jaisalmer, The Golden City of Rajasthan

Jaisalmer  is one of the largest fully preserved fortified cities in the world which is situated in the city of Jaisalmer. It is a former medieval trading center and princely state in the western Indian state of Rajasthan, in the heart of the Thar Desert. Known as the “Golden City,” it’s distinguished by its yellow sandstone architecture. Dominating the skyline is Jaisalmer Fort, a sprawling hilltop citadel buttressed by 99 bastions. Behind its massive walls stand the ornate Maharaja’s Palace and intricately carved Jain temples.

Places to visit in the city :

Jaisalmer Fort is one of the biggest completely safeguarded sustained urban areas on the planet. It is arranged in the city, in the Indian condition of Rajasthan. It is a World Heritage Site. It was inherent 1156 AD by the Rajput ruler Rawal Jaisal, from whom it infers its name.

Jaisalmer fort - Jaisalmer city
Jaisalmer fort – Jaisalmer city
Jaisalmer fort
fort
Jaisalmer city from fort
City from fort
GOLD CITY - Jaisalmer
golden city
Jaisalmer City
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Jaisalmer fort map
fort map

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Golden City
Golden City

The stronghold remains in the midst of the sandy region of the considerable Thar Desert, on Trikuta Hill. Prior to the times of the British Raj, the post city served as a shelter and path station for convoys and voyagers along the Silk Road. It’s defenses served as the background for some fights in past hundreds of years when the Silk Road still served as one of the fundamental exchange courses amongst East and West.

Tanot mata mandir

Its also heart of the that desert and famous for 1965 Indo-Pak war. Tanot mata mandir jaisalmer which is very famous for Indo-Pakistani War of 1965. “It is said that during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965, Pakistani army dropped like 3000 bombs targeting this temple but not even single one exploded!” So it will be good experience to feel it and get bless of mata. Tano mata temple is at 153 kilometres from the City of Jaisalmer.

 

The haunted place (abandoned village) – Kuldhara

There is also place which called the haunted place (abandoned village) – Kuldhara. According to the history like 200 years ago it was abandoned due to  unknown reasons, may be because of dwindling water supply, or as a local legend claims, because of persecution by  minister Salim Singh.

 

Kuldhara abandoned village - Jaisalmer
Kuldhara abandoned village
Kuldhara abandoned village - Jaisalmer
Kuldhara abandoned village
Kuldhara abandoned village - Jaisalmer
Kuldhara abandoned village

For Bollywood and south Indian cinema it is best spot for movie shot. The movies like “Agent Vinod (Saif Ali Khan , Kareeen Kapor) , Shakri (Shahruk Khan , Nana Pategar , Karishma Kappor) and Gupt(Boby Deol ) ” All this movie shoots here.

Gadsisar Sagar lake

Gadsisar Sagar lake This is the only lake in the city having water, rest other lake are totally dry. They also have the boating facility available an got the feedback from local guys that during peak season queue is very long. We were lucky to get the boat soon as tourist were not visiting this time.

Gadsisar Sagar Lake (Jaisalmer)
Gadsisar Sagar Lake
Gadsisar Sagar Lake (Jaisalmer)
Gadsisar Sagar Lake (Jaisalmer)
Gadsisar Sagar Lake (Jaisalmer)
Gadsisar Sagar Lake

 

Bada Bagh

Bada bagh which simply means a big garden is located about 15 minutes away from the city, entailing a garden, a dam and a tank. Bada Bagh is also popular for the Cenotaphs or the monuments that were built as a memorial to the royal lineage consisting of numerous Bhatti rulers. It’s a quite scenic and comparatively less crowd.

Bada bagh - Jaisalmer
Bada bagh

 

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Patwon ki Haveli

The Patwon Ji ki Haveli is an intriguing bit of Architecture and is the most imperative among the havelis. This is definitely in view of two things, first that it was the primary haveli raised in Jaisalmer and second, that it is not a solitary haveli but rather a bunch of 5 little havelis.

Patwon ki Haveli
Patwon ki Haveli

The first among these havelis was charged and developed in the year 1805 by Guman Chand Patwa and is the greatest and the most gaudy. It is trusted that Patwa was a rich man and was a famous dealer of his time. He could bear the cost of and in this way requested the development of discrete stories for each of his 5 children. These were finished in the traverse of 50 years. Every one of the five houses were developed in the initial 60 years of the nineteenth century.

One of the best destination if you planned for Rajasthan. You will love the real taste of the Rajasthan with your family.

And here i am adding some street photos like and comment if you like 🙂

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Jaisalmer City
Jaisalmer City

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