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    Best time to Visit Jaisalmer: Jan,Feb,dec

    Category : History/heritage: History & Heritage
    Road Trips: Road Trips

    Duration(days) : 2 Days

    Description

    Jaisalmer is an exotic city in Rajasthan’s Thar Desert. This "Golden City" is famous for its 12th-century forts and is distinguished by its yellow sandstone architecture.

    There are many interesting attractions in Jaisalmer; including the famous Jaisalmer fort.
    The fort of Jaisalmer is a breathtaking sight: it looks like a massive sandcastle rising from the sand.


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    Jaisalmer Fort

    Entry Fees :₹ NA Time To Visit :08:00 AM TO 07:00 PM

    Jaisalmer Fort ranks amongst the largest forts in the world. The golden and yellow mixed sandstone offer magical look to the Fort and it looks as if it has risen from the desert sands. It is two hundred and fifty feet tall and reinforced by imposing crenellated sandstone wall 30 feet high; it has 99 bastions. It was built in 1156 AD and is currently a World Heritage Site. The fort stands amidst the sandy expanse of the great Thar Desert, on Trikuta Hill. And it is also known as Sonar Qila.
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      Bada Bagh

      Entry Fees :₹ 100 Time To Visit :8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

      Bada Bagh (Big Garden) is located approximately 6 kilometres off Jaisalmer. It offers a stunning view of sunset and sunrise. The various chattris or royal cenotaphs which exist here are the prime attraction of this place.
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        Sam Sand Dunes

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        To have a feel of the desert, you need to undertake Desert Safari. And Sam Sand Dunes is the ideal location to set off for the Desert Safari. You can go on a camel safari or a jeep safari on the beautiful sands and enjoy the picturesque sunset on the desert. Sam is 42 kilometres away from the city. Khuri Dunes is also another similar location which is situated on the outskirts of Jaisalmer about 40 kilometers away.
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          Kuldhara

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          Kuldhara is an abandoned village in the Jaisalmer about 20 kilometres away This village was established around 13th century, it was once a prosperous village inhabited by Paliwal Brahmins. The settlement, which had some 84 villages, was abandoned almost overnight as the villagers mysteriously left their homes in Kuldhara for unknown reasons. And gradually, it acquired reputation as a haunted site. You can combine Kuldhara Village visit along with the visit to abandoned Khaba Fort.
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            Patwon Ki Haveli

            Entry Fees :₹ 10 Time To Visit :08:00 AM TO 07:00 PM

            Patwon ki Haveli is a cluster of five small havelis and is one of the largest havelis in Rajasthan. It took almost 55 years to built this haveli. This massive five-storied construction has five intricately decorated huge suites, and constructed of yellow sandstone. It is famous for its fine wall paintings, beautiful jharokhas (balconies), archways and gateways.
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              Nath Mal ki Haveli

              Entry Fees :₹ NA Time To Visit :8:00 AM - 7:00 PM

              It is said that the construction of this structure began from two sides at the same time. With huge life-size elephants carved out of yellow stone and intricately carved exteriors and interiors
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                Salim Singh ki Haveli

                Entry Fees :₹ 10 Time To Visit :8 am to 8 pm

                Salim Singh ki Haveli is almost 300 years old, and it adorns a beautiful, arched roof in the shape of a peacock.
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                  The Thar Heritage Museum

                  Entry Fees :₹ 10 Time To Visit :9:00 AM - 8:00 PM

                  Thar Heritage Museum is located at the main market of the city. Sea fossils aging over million years let us in on how the sea eventually became the Thar Desert. The museum also hosts a puppet show during evenings (6:30 PM). For the puppet show a separate ticket of INR 30 is required.
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                    Gadisar Lake

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                    Gadisar Lake is a man-made water reservoir, which once the only source of water in Jaisalmer. You will find temples, Holy shrines and Chattris around the banks of this lake. The artistically carved entrance made of yellow sandstone offers breathtaking view. You can enjoy boating on this beautiful lake.
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                      Desert National Park

                      Entry Fees :₹ 100 Time To Visit :10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

                      The Desert National Park in Jaisalmer is one of the largest national parks in the area with an area of about 3162 square kilometres. The landform primarily comprises rocks and compact salt lake bottoms. The park is home to a number of migratory birds. You will also find a number of fossils of animals, birds and plants that date back to some 180 million years. You could take a jeep safari to enjoy the magnificent landscape. All visitors to Desert national sanctuary need to pay an entry fee of Rs 100 per person and for jeep, car fee is Rs.100 and for coach fee is Rs. 200
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                        Tanot Mata Temple

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                        Tanot Mata Temple which gained its popularity during the 1965 Indo-Pak war. During this war, Pakistani troops had fired at least three thousands bomb shells, out of which at least 450 shells were fired on the temple. All of 450 shells neither hit their targets nor exploded. Even today, you can find the unexploded bombs inside the temple premises. Tanot is about 120 kms from Jaisalmer. En-route at 65 kms you will find Ramgarh village which is the last village to find human settlements.
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                          Longewala

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                          Longewala post was where 1971 India-Pak war was fought. There are many destroyed Pakistani tanks still here.
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                            Jaisalmer to Jaipur distance is 568 kms