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The land of the Golden Fortress, Jain temples, the Tazia tower, vibrant Desert Festival, the exquisite Patwon Ki Haveli, the lovely Badal Vilas- the glorious charm of Jaisalmer is ineluctable.
Rao Jaisal laid the foundation stone of Jaisalmer in 1156 A.D. He hailed from the Yadav and Rajput kin group. His Yadav descent can be traced back to the Mahabharata and the Rajputs were famed for courage and gallantry.
Jaisalmer is studded with magnificent tourist haunts that encapsulates the vivacious culture of this lovely locale. It is laced with beautiful forts, sacred shrines, stately havelis reminiscent of the yester years, rippling lake, well stacked museums. Besides, Jaisalmer is also the site of several fairs, that throbs with electrifying energy. The Desert Festival is perhaps one of the most awaited festivals of the splendid Jaisalmer. It comes alive with the foot tapping beats of Dhap, Ghoomar, Gair among a host of other traditional dance forms, in accompaniment with several musical instruments like sarangi, matka and minla. The Gangaur festivities are also major crowd pullers.
The adventure freaks have their hands full with camel expeditions and hiking across the desert. It is also a shopaholic's paradise. You can lay hands on eye catching traditional attires, embellished with mirror, exquisite collector's items at the bustling bazaars of the colorful Jaisalmer.
Traveling to Jaisalmer, Rajasthan is bereft of any hassle. Strategically located, it is well connected by roadways, railways and airways. The airport of Jodhpur is situated at a distance of three hundred kilometers from Jaisalmer. You can avail flights of the Indian Airlines and Jet Airways that are operational on a regular basis. If you choose to travel by train, you have traverse a journey spanning Jaipur, Alwar and Jodhpur. Buses, another popular mode of transport, also are aplenty.
The following is a list of top tourist joints that you can hotfoot to on a trip of Jaisalmer.
You can team up your sojourn of Jaisalmer with pleasure trips to Amar Sagar, Ludarva, Desert National Park, Barmer, Wood Fossil Park, among a host of others.
|Facts of Jaisalmer District|
|Tehsils||Fatehgarh, Jaisalmer, Pokaran|
|Lok Sabha Constituencies||Barmer, Jodhpur|
|Assembly Constituencies||Jaisalmer, Pokaran|
|Languages||Hindi, Rajasthani including Marwari|
|Travel Destinations||Jaisalmer Fort, Patwa Havelies, Salim Singh�s Haveli, Nathmal�s haveli, Madir Palace (Tazia Tower), Gadsisar Lake, Govt. museum & the folk museum, Badabag, Amar Sagar, Ludarwa, Mool Sagar, Kuldhara, Khuri Sand Dunes, Akal Wood fossils Park, Sudhasari etc.|
|Government Colleges/Universities||Government College, M.L.S. Government Girls P.G. College, S.B.K. Government College etc.|