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Jaisalmer, popularly known as the “Golden City” is a beautiful fort town in Rajasthan. The town lies in the heart of the Great Indian Desert, also known as the Thar Desert was founded in the 12th Century AD by Maharawal Jaisal. It is the largest district in Rajasthan and is famous for its forts, havelis and monuments. There are many tourist attractions in Jaisalmer which invites people from all over the World to visit this historic city. The city has a very prominent place among the important tourist destinations of the world and is well accessible by roads, railways and airways, the nearest airhead being the Jodhpur Airport. We at Touristplacesinindia.com provide you with complete information on all that you want to known about Tourist attractions in Jaisalmer.



Tourist Attractions in Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer Fort

This Fort situated on the Trikuta Hill was established by Maharawal Jaisal and is also known as “Sonar Quila” because it is made up of golden yellow sandstone. The fort is about 800 years old and is defended by 99 towers and has a large number of temples, residential areas and markets. The fort stands over 30 m over the city and is approached through Ganesh Pol, Suraj Pol, Bhoot Pol and Hawa Pol.

Havelis In Jaisalmer

The town is famous for the large number of havelis; important among them includes the Nathmalji Ki Haveli, Salim Singh Ki Haveli, Patwon Ji Ki Haveli, and the Tazia Tower.

Desert National Park

excellent ecosystem and covers a total area of about 3162 square km and was notified a National park in the year 1980. The National park is rich in diverse varieties of fauna, important among them include the Chinkara, Desert Hare, Blackbuck, Desert Snake, fox and vultures.

Gadsiar Lake

It is located near “Tillon Ki Gate” and is a major tourist attraction in Jaisalmer. It is a water conservation tank made in the 15th Century AD where one can find a large number of birds most of which migrate from the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary located nearby.

Cenotaph

Other interesting monuments in the vicinity are the Cenotaphs. These cenotaphs also known as chattris and were constructed by the various Bhatti rulers. One cenotaph has been erected for each ruler. The oldest among them is the cenotaphs of Maharawal Jait Singh who reigned from 1470-1506. This tradition was discontinued when in 1947, one of the prince died of a mysterious disease. This was taken as a bad omen and thus this tradition came to its end.

Wood Fossil Park Jaisalmer

If you are done with history then Akal Fossil Park is the place to be. For, it takes you beyond History. It takes you back to the prehistoric Jurassic era, which is, hold your breath, 180 million years back! It is a fossil park where stood a forest 180 millions years ago. Then the area submersed in to the sea and the tree trunks got preserved in the form of fossils.

The fossil trunks lie scattered in this park. Fossilized tree trunks are of various sizes with the largest being 13 meters in length and 1.5 meters in width. Covering about 10 sq. Km of bare hillside, the Fossil Park contains 25 petrified trunks, in total. The 21-hectare preserved area of the park lies about 17 Km from Jaisalmer on the road to Barmer.
If you happen to be a Conservationist or a Geologist by chance, try to get there early. Get there before tourists come pouring in. You will have to seek prior permission in order to study the remains.

 

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