The golden city of Jaisalmer, which lies courageously as
the western sentinel of India, is a place worth visiting. The
golden ray of the setting sun draws a heavenly picture on the
sands of Jaisalmer. The magnificent wood- and stone-carved
mansions and buildings display the love of the Rajputs towards
the fine arts. This desert city, is an important tourist
destination today famous for camel rides across Thar Desert
and its golden sand dunes.
Jaisalmer is a city of forts, havelis, and sand dunes with added
attraction of camel rides. A trip to Jaisalmer is incomplete
without this visit to most panoramic Dunes of Sam, where the
wind is unceasingly carving out scenic patterns on this desert
sand, truly the essence of the desert, the ripples of the Dunes
create a enchanting mirage.
The annual desert festival take place in January and February
each year and is a riot of colour and activity. Jaisalmer is
also famous for its embroidery, Rajasthani mirror work, rugs,
blankets, antique, stonework and camel safaris into the barren
Places to visit
Jaisalmer Fort : Built in 1156 by the Bhatti ruler,
Jaisala, the fort stands atop the 80 m high Trikuta hill.
Jain Temples : Within the fort complex lie the
beautifully carved Jain Temples built between the 12th and 15th
Laxminath Temple : It is located in a centre of the fort.
The less ornate Hindu temple in the complex features an
interesting dome that exhibits fine paintings.