Jaisalmer Tourist Places, Rajasthan, India

Sam Sand Dunes

Sam Sand Dunes located at 40 km distance from Jaisalmer these attractions arent inside the geographical map of the city but are a must see for the tourist. Why do I day so? Because this is the place where you will see your picture postcard image of the Thar come to life. These shifting mounds of dry white sand come to life in the evenings as a number of cultural performances breathe colour into the barren landscape. You can even enjoy a night of camping here in the winter months between November and March.
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Gadsisar Dagar Lake

The Gadsisar Lake, an artifical waterbody, was built by Raja Rawal Jaisal, the first ruler of Jaisalmer. In the later years Maharaja Garisisar Singh rebuilt and revamped the lake. This historic lake is located towards the south of Jaisalmer city and the entrance to the lake is through Tilon-Ki-Pol, a magnificent and artistically carved yellow sandstone archway. The Tilon Ki Pol is adorned with an idol of the Hindu deity Vishnu, installed in the year 1908.
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Jaisalmer Fort

The Jaisalmer Fort is one of the few living monuments in the world and home to a fourth of the city population. Rawal Jaisal, a ruler belonging to the Bhatti clan of Rajputs and who gave his name to the town is said to have started constructing the fort in 1156. later rulers added to the edifice which faced attacks by armies from Delhi and Jodhpur. Throughout its history people have been living in the fort and this adds to the extra ordinariness of the place.
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Patwon Ki Haveli

The most ornate of the havelis is the Patwon ki Haveli. A set of five houses adjacent to each other built by five Jain brothers in the first half of the 19th century. These were the five sons of Guman Chand a trader in textiles and precious metals. It is an exaggeration to claim that no house built for human habitation anywhere features carved stone decoration.
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Bada Bagh

Bada Bagh is a treat for the eyes and the lens. You may want to visit this place if you are intrested in the study of Cenotaphs dedicated to various rulers. These cenotaphs are a perfect collaboration of Islamic and Hindu temple architecture. It is intersting to note that the carvings on each chhatri is a reflection of the taste of respective Maharajas.
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Thar Heritage Museum

This small but interesting museum is full of artifacts from the bygone era such as coins, manuscripts, pohotographs, weapons and old musical instruments. A puppet show is also held in the evenings.
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