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  • 1 Jaisalmer Fort Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Entrée par Akhay Pol IND - Jaisalmer 345001

    Situated in the heart of the Thar desert, Jaisalmer is dominated by its 12C fort, which is surrounded by a long wall fortified with numerous bastions that have unfortunately been damaged by water seepage. The citadel, which is accessed via huge gates..

  • 2 Patwon ki Haveli Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    Gopa Chowk IND - Jaisalmer 345001

    Jaisalmer was an important staging post on the caravan route between India and Persia, Arabia and the West. It therefore comes as no surprise that the town boasts a number of splendid havelis in pink-ochre sandstone, built by the rich merchants of th..

  • 3 Jain Temples of Jaisalmer Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    IND - Jaisalmer 345001

    The seven Jain temples of Jaisalmer, built in yellow sandstone like the other buildings in the fort, are home to a vast array of magnificent white marble sculptures. Particularly striking are the tirthankara, dancers and animals which adorn the walls..

  • 4 Jaisalmer Lower Town Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    IND - Jaisalmer 345001

    Like all the towns in northern Rajasthan, Jaisalmer became prosperous as a result of its location on the caravan route linking Asia with the Middle East. From the 17C onwards, the town began to extend outside the walls of the fort, developing into th..

  • 5 Salim Singh ki Haveli Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    IND - Jaisalmer 345001

    Salim Singh ki haveli is remarkable for its unusual silhouette - a type of tower whose upper storey expands into a projecting covered gallery. Carved peacocks support the balcony, while others can be seen strutting between the half-moons of the canop..

  • 6 Nathmal ki Haveli Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    IND - Jaisalmer 345001

    Built in 1885 for a Prime Minister of Jaisalmer, the Nathmal haveli has an exceptionally delicate façade, the work of the two Silavat brothers (late 19C), each of whom sculpted one side of the building. Before going through the door guarded by two el..

  • 7 Royal Palace of Jaisalmer Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    IND - Jaisalmer 345001

    Although less impressive than the royal palace at Udaipur, the former residence of the Maharaja of Jaisalmer nonetheless boasts a beautiful façade which is typical of Rajput architecture. This delicate filigree stonework, adorned with numerous corbel..

  • 8 Folklore Museum and Desert Cultural Centre Interesting

    Museums and art

    Gadisar Rd IND - Jaisalmer 345001

    These two museums are the work of the charming Mr Sharma, a mine of information on the regional culture, which he delights in promoting. He's happy to show visitors around his collections. These include handicrafts from the desert region, musical ins..

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