About Jaisalmer



   Rajwada Fort
Jaisalmer is a beautiful arid city in the Indian state of Rajasthan. The city forms a part of the Thar Desert is rich in diverse species of flora and fauna. Being a historic city, Jaisalmer has a large number of tourist destinations. The Havelis, Forts and the lakes are some of the major attractions in the city. The city is said to be founded easy of access by roads, railways and airways with National Highway No. 15 passing through the city. We at Touristplacesinindia.com provide you with complete information on all that you want to known about Jaisalmer.

The city has a large number of hotels which provides accommodation and dining needs to the tourists. The hotels in the city range from Luxury Heritage Hotels to Budget and Economy Hotels from which the tourists can choose depending upon his taste and budget. These hotels also provide fine dining facilities to the guests so as to make their stay in the city a memorable incident.

FACTS AND FIGURES

Area : 38,401 squrare km
Population : 5.08 lakhs
Nearest Railway Station : Jaisalmer Junction
Nearest Airport : Jodhpur
Best time to visit : Winters (October to March)
STD Code : 02992


Among the large number of places to visit in Jaisalmer India, the prominent ones include the Patwon Ji Ki Haveli, Salim Ji Ki Haveli, Nathmaljit Ji Ki Haveli, Jaisalmer Fort and the Gadi Sagar Lake. There are also a large number of places in and around Jaisalmer for the tourist to visit, notable among them are:

Jain temples:
These temples are a must visit for those who visit this wonderful city. These temples dates back to the 12th Century AD and are dedicated to various Jain Tirthankaras. These monuments are made in Dilwara style of architecture and are one of the most beautiful pilgrim destinations in the state.

Desert National Park:
It is a protected wildlife sanctuary and is the largest wildlife sanctuaries in India. This Park has diverse species of flora and fauna and is a wonderful place to explore wildlife. Some of the most important species of birds that are found in this sanctuary include Eagles, Harriers, Falcons, Buzzards, Kestrel and Vultures.

Bada Bagh:
This garden in Jaisalmer is located on the Ramgarh Road and was commissioned in the 16th Century by Maharaja Jait Singh. The garden has three interesting things to watch garden, tank and a dam. Another notable feature of this garden is the cenotaphs. There are many cenotaphs the oldest one being the cenotaphs of Maharaja Jait Singh.

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