land of sand Jaisalmer is famous its extraordinary and marvelous sand dues and forts. People of Jaisalmer are affectionate and live an appealing lifestyle. Thick sandstone walls built in 1750 enclose the town. There are four pols or
Gates in the wall, opening into the town - Malka pol, Amar Sagar pol, Baron
pol and the Gandhisagar pol. Amar pol on the western side is the entrance to the town, leading to Gandhi Chowk. Bhati Rajputs of Jaisalmer were feudal chiefs who lived off the forced levy on the carvans laden with precious silks and spices that crossed the territory enroute Delhi or Sind . These Carvans earned the town great wealth. For years Jaisalmer remained untouched by the outside influences. The rise of shipping trade and the port of Mumbai saw the decline of Jaisalmer. But the desert fortress, that seems to be straight out of the Tales of the Arabian Nights , Still enchants.
Folk dances exciting competitions and contests, especially the turban tying contest. Mr Desert contest and camel races enliven the festivities. Colourful craft bazaars are set up for the occasion and a sound and light spectable is organized with folk artistes performing against the
splendid backdrop of the famous Sam Sand dunes on th full moon night. Surely a not-to-be missed event.
Ages have gone by and the monuments of Jaisalmer have withstood the buffeting winds of the desert all through. Jaisalmer is a marvel of beautiful culture and harsh climatic conditions, together amounting to a memorable experience. The old city was completely encircled by wall but much of it is now pulled down sadly for want of building material in recent years. The massive golden fort, which is the essence of Jaisalmer, is entered through First
Gate. Is a burrow of narrow streets complete with Jain Temples and old palaces. The main market the Bhatia Market is right below the hill. The bank, offices and several shops are also located near the Amar Sagar Gate to the west.
Shopping : -
Shopping in Jaisalmer can be a heady experience. Jaisalmer is famous for embroidery, Rajasthani mirror work, rugs, blankets, old stonework and antique. One can watch sun sets in Jaisalmer as these provide spectacular sights.
Desert Safari in Jaisalmer : -
Jaisalmer in Rajasthan, North India is known for the colorful desert festival that is organized during the months of January and February. This festival is attended by people who come to this part of Rajasthan, North India from different parts of Rajasthan.
This desert festival is known for the dance and folk music performances and the camel races that mark the festival celebrations. Artisans from the nearby villages come and organize puppet shows, folk dance and folk music performances to entertain all those who choose to visit this part of Jaisalmer, Rajasthan in North India. The Jaisalmer festival is also known for the special song and dance festival that is organized during the evenings.
Sightseeing in Jaisalmer : -
How to reach Jaisalmer : -
- Jaisalmer Fort
A Rajput Ruler named Jaisala built the Jaisalmer Fort in 1156. One can view the traditional havelies and poles in the fort.
- Patwon ki Haveli : -
The havelies with Jhali work are cautiously designed and crafted giving an attractive and fine look.
- Gadi Sagar Lake : -
There are several temples around the lake. This lake used to supply water to the people of Jaisalmer.
- Sam Sand Dunes : -
The beautiful sand dune of Sam & camel safari are the famous activities of Jaisalmer.
- Museums : -
There are three famous museum in Jaisalmer. They are Desert Culture Museum, Jaisalmer Folklore Museum and Government Museum.
Indian Airlines operates flights to Jodhpur, Jaipur, Mumbai and Delhi from Jaisalmer.
There are many deluxe buses operating daily from Jaisalmer to Jodhpur, Jaipur, Bikaner.
There are two trains IJPJ and Jodhpur express which operates daily from Jaisalmer to Jodhpur.