Jaisalmer one of the most exotic travel destinations of western Rajasthan founded in 1156 by Prince Jaisal. The city has historical importance for the Rajputs of Rajasthan. Jaisal was the focus of many battles between the indigenous Rajputs and the central authority, the Mughals. It was also an important trading point in the flourishing trade across the Thar Desert. Even today, the fort of houses one-quarter of the old city’s population.
The golden city in Rajasthan India, and see many beautiful tourist sites that are representatives of rich medieval splendour. Let us give you a brief overview of some of the striking sites that you will see when you travel to Rajasthan.
History of Jaisalmer
The ‘Golden City’ of Jaisalmer was established in 1156 AD by a local. Rajput chieftain named Rawal Jaisal who was a Bhati Rajput. Situated right in the middle of the Thar Desert, the history of points out that it takes its name after its founder who belonged to one of the most courageous Rajput clans in Rajasthan. Bards in Rajasthan still sing praises of these gallant warriors who always considered. An honour to be greater than anything else.
The history is replete with a number of legends as well. According to one, Lord Krishna had predicted that a descendant of the Yadav clan would establish a formidable kingdom atop the Trikuta Hill in Jaisalmer. True to his words, Rawal Jaisal established his kingdom on this very hill!
During the medieval period, was an important centre of trade and commerce. As it was directly situated in on the ancient route that connected. India to the markets in Egypt, Arabia, Persia and Africa. But history indicates that Jaisalmer also had its own share of battles and intrigues that went a long way in shaping its destiny. Ultimately Jaisalmer became a part of independent India in 1947. It lost its importance after the Mumbai port came up in due time. However, the two crucial Indo-Pak wars reinstated Jaisalmer’s importance as a border state and an important part of Rajasthan’s history.
Travel Destination in Jaisalmer
Fort: Also known as Sonar Qila, this lovely compositional miracle overwhelms the whole town. It is located on Trikuta Hill’, 76 m above the town. Akhaiyal, Pol Ganesh, Pol Suraj and Pol Hava.
This site attracts a lot of migratory birds and boasts of many shrines. It is an absolute necessity visit for each traveller that movements to Jaisalmer.
The sandstone city is famous for some of the stunning mansions or Havelis that are intricately latticed. Travel to Patwon-ki-Haveli, a five-celebrated haveli is one of the most popular Havelis that has cut columns, broad passageways and chambers.
Situated 42 km from Jaisalmer, the Sam Dunes are a massive stretch of sand that is often visited for camel rides by the tourists. A camel ride is a unique experience that you should not miss when you travel to Jaisalmer.
Desert National Park:
Visit this national park which is home to gazelles, desert fox, desert felines and an assortment of fowls like sandgrouse, partridges and bustards.
Shopping in Jaisalmer
As people say, there is never a dull moment in Rajasthan. When you are not running off to visit another tourist attraction, you can indulge in one activity that is sure to be an enjoyable experience and that is shopping. Every city and town in Rajasthan has something to offer to the shopping enthusiast. No wonder shopping in Jaisalmer is a memorable experience for everyone.
Jaisalmer is known for its embroidery, mirroring, and traditional robes. But it should be reminded that shopping is not just limited to that. You can also choose from a huge range of tie and dye fabrics, woodwork, jewellery and colourful toys. Don’t forget to shop for some exquisitely carved wooden boxes and trinkets.
Most of the markets are situated within the fort in Jaisalmer.Which makes it easier to shop for many things at a time. The Barmer Embroidery House and the Khadi Gram Udyog Bhawan also provide you with an enjoyable shopping experience in Jaisalmer.
How to reach Jaisalmer
A good network of roads connects to the major cities of India and all parts of Rajasthan. Besides buses, many private taxis ply between Jaisalmer and some of the important cities in and around Rajasthan. Taxis, auto-rickshaws, cycle rickshaws and tongas are the best ways to commute locally.
A direct train connects Jaisalmer to Jodhpur and the luxury Pink City Express has Jaisalmer as one of its stops.
The nearest airport is the Jodhpur airport, which is located at a distance of 285 km away from Jaisalmer.
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