|Jaisalmer, One of Rajasthan's
most alluring cities, Jaisalmer, deep in the heart of Thar Desert,
abounds in ancient palaces, temples and quaint settlements.
As the sun sets, the sandstone buildings emit a lustrous glow,
that make Jaisalmer the "Golden City". Founded by
Rawal Jaisal in 1156 A.D., the remote location of Jaisalmer,
kept it almost untouched by outside influences, even during
the days of the British Raj.
Salim Singh ki Haveli, Built about 300 years ago, this haveli
was the residence of the powerful Mohta clan - the hereditary
ministers of the Jaisalmer rulers. The blue cupola roof is distinctive,
and an exquisite projecting balcony adorns the top storey.Part
of it is still occupied.
Patwon ki Haveli, This is one of the largest and most elaborate
havelis in Jaisalmer. Located in a narrow alley, it is five
storeys high, and one of its rooms is adorned with exquisite
Gadsisar Lake, A rainwater lake, now a picnic spot - ideal
Access by Air:
Indian Airlines offers regular flights to Jaisalmer from Delhi,
Jaipur and Jodhpur.
Access by Rail:
Regular trains are available from Jodhpur to Jaisalmer.
Access by Road:
Jaisalmer is well connected to Jodhpur and Bikaner by roadways.
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