“Jaisalmer”, the Golden City!!
Posted on February 25, 2017 by Ghoomophiro
Known as the Golden City, Jaisalmer represents the early essence of Rajasthan. The history dates back to the 11th century. The beautiful City of Jaisalmer was founded by Rajput king Maharawal Jaisal Singh in 1156, since then it’s an incredible destination to explore.
The City Jaisalmer, located at the distance of 575 Km west from Jaipur, is the gateway to the famous Thar Desert, which is one of the most loved travel destinations in Rajasthan. Explore the prosperous heritage and the culture of the Rajputana with us.
State: Rajasthan, India
Distance From New Delhi: 735 Km via NH 11
Distance From Jaipur: 575 Km via NH 11
Route: The Beautiful city of Jaisalmer can be reached via bus, train or flight. The travelers can choose the option according to their convenience.
Things to do in Jaisalmer:
If you have ever desired to explore the thriving history of Rajputs “The true Warriors”, then you should plan a holiday to Rajasthan and it’s different historical cities. The heart of the Great Thar Desert, Jaisalmer, and its rich culture will make you feel like a King. Here are things you can do and explore during your visit to the Golden City.
The Sonar Quila of Jaisalmer!!
The Golden fort, known as the “Sonar Quila” is the largest subsistence fort is the home to about 3000 people at present.The beautiful mountainous, a five-storied monument was built and designed in a traditional Rajasthani Style. The Prosperous and lavish inheritance of the Jaisalmer fort was portrayed by Satyajit Ray in his novel”Shonar Kella”, later the movie” Sonar Kella” was also made on it. The architectural structure of the fort separates into three layers of walls. The outside layer is made up of solid yellow stone blocks.
The Adventurous Camel Safari!!
Tour to the Golden City is incomplete if you miss the fun of experiencing Desert safari and Camel ride.It is most adventurous and thrilling experience you will encounter during your tour. Visiting Sam dunes during sunset and exploring each detail of mysterious desert by camel is mesmerizing and eye delight for travelers.
Magnificent Jain Temple!!
These beautiful and superb artistic sculptures in the temple will surely blow your mind and leave you lost in the scenic view. Each part of the temple was the fine example of the sheer twisted and tangled artwork; it’s beautiful jharokhas and its alluring Torana (entrance gate) are admirable. This beautiful Jain temple is devoted to the 24th Tirthankara is a perfect fusion of Jain beliefs and folklore.
The tranquil of the Gadi Sagar lake!!
Originally made for water conservation tank, its construction dates back to 14th century, the Gadi Sagar Lake is the man-made lake is one of the significant tourist attraction of Jaisalmer. The beautiful lake and its picturesque views are the perfect places for sightseeing in Jaisalmer.
The tranquil water sheet is surrounded by many temples and the ancient Krishna Temple that is located on top of the Tilon Gate is significant among all. During the winter season, the migratory birds settle around the region, which offers bird watching to the travelers. Adding to it, boating in the Gadi Sagar Lake is also an adventurous thing to experience in Jaisalmer.