Jaisalmer is studded with magnificent tourist haunts that encapsulates the vivacious culture of this lovely locale. It is laced with beautiful forts, sacred shrines, stately havelis reminiscent of the yester years, rippling lake, well stacked museums. Besides, Jaisalmer is also the site of several fairs, that throbs with electrifying energy. The Desert Festival is perhaps one of the most awaited festivals of the splendid Jaisalmer. It comes alive with the foot tapping beats of Dhap, Ghoomar, Gair among a host of other traditional dance forms, in accompaniment with several musical instruments like sarangi, matka and minla. The Gangaur festivities are also major crowd pullers.
The adventure freaks have their hands full with camel expeditions and hiking across the desert. It is also a shopaholic's paradise. You can lay hands on eye catching traditional attires, embellished with mirror, exquisite collector's items at the bustling bazaars of the colorful Jaisalmer.
Traveling to Jaisalmer, Rajasthan is bereft of any hassle. Strategically located, it is well connected by roadways, railways and airways. The airport of Jodhpur is situated at a distance of three hundred kilometers from Jaisalmer. You can avail flights of the Indian Airlines and Jet Airways that are operational on a regular basis. If you choose to travel by train, you have traverse a journey spanning Jaipur, Alwar and Jodhpur. Buses, another popular mode of transport, also are aplenty.
The following is a list of top tourist joints that you can hotfoot to on a trip of Jaisalmer.
- Jaisalmer Fort
- Tazia Tower
- Nathmal Ji Ki Haveli
- Akal Wood Fossil Park
- Desert National Park
- Jain Temples
- Patwon Ki Haveli
- Salim Singhji Ki Haveli
- Nathmalji Ki Haveli
- Gadisar Lake
- Tilon Ki Pol
- Government Museum
- Sanskritik Sangrahalay
|Facts of Jaisalmer District|
|Tehsils||Fatehgarh, Jaisalmer, Pokaran|
|Lok Sabha Constituencies||Barmer, Jodhpur|
|Assembly Constituencies||Jaisalmer, Pokaran|
|Languages||Hindi, Rajasthani including Marwari|
|Travel Destinations||Jaisalmer Fort, Patwa Havelies, Salim Singh’s Haveli, Nathmal’s haveli, Madir Palace (Tazia Tower), Gadsisar Lake, Govt. museum & the folk museum, Badabag, Amar Sagar, Ludarwa, Mool Sagar, Kuldhara, Khuri Sand Dunes, Akal Wood fossils Park, Sudhasari etc.|
|Government Colleges/Universities||Government College, M.L.S. Government Girls P.G. College, S.B.K. Government College etc.|
Last Updated on : December 13, 2014