Bhatti Rajput, Rao Jaisal, who claimed to be descendent of the legendary Yadu Vamsi Clan, founded the 'Golden City' of Jaisalmer in 1156 AD. The ballads on the sieges of Jaisalmer and heroism of the Bhati Rajputs were often sung at the court of the kings. These ballads are popular even today and are sung at fairs and festivals by the bards. On tours to Jaisalmer, besides the long unending desert of sizzling sands, the sights of the fort, palaces, havelis and temple will be a treat to your eyes.
Rao Jaisal built the Jaisalmer Fort in 1156 AD. Several additions were made to the fort by the subsequent rulers. The fort is build on the top of the 80 m high Trikuta Hill. The fort is secured by 99 ramparts and the three walls that surround the fort. You may come across several residential complexes, temples and handicraft shops within the fort.
On tours to Jaisalmer, you will enjoy the visit to the havelis of Jaisalmer. They are the erstwhile residences of some of the nobles of Jaisalmer. Patwaon-Ki-Haveli was built between 1800 and 1860 AD. Nathamlji-Ki-Haveli was built around the late19th century and was used as the Prime Minister's residence. Salim Singh-Ki-Haveli, as the name suggests, belonged to Salim Singh, the Prime Minister of Jaisalmer.
On tours to Jaisalmer, enjoy the Camel Safaris. Real joy of the sand dunes are at Jaisalmer. You may also visit the Tazia Tower, Gadsisar Lake, Gyan Bhandar and Bada Bagh.
How to Reach
By Air: The nearest airport from Jaisalmer is at Jodhpur at a distance of 500 km. The Jodhpur is connected by frequent flights with Jaipur, Udaipur and Delhi.
By Rail: The nearest railway station to Jaisalmer is at Jodhpur at a distance of 500 km. There is a direct train connecting Jaisalmer with Jodhpur.
By Road: Jaisalmer is connected by roadways with important cities of Rajasthan and neighboring states.