We all know about the Pink City, Jaipur. Jaisalmer is the Golden city of Rajasthan that we came to know on “Jaisalmer Tour Package”. It is so because most of the monuments have been constructed using yellow sandstone. This makes it shine like gold in the sunlight. Thus, it is called the Golden City. You can reach Jaisalmer by air, road or train.
There are more than 20+ tourist spots here including the temples, monuments, forts, etc. You can visit the ancient buildings and admire the beauty of Jaisalmer. With Jaisalmer Holiday Packages you can also do many adventure sports. The local market has a wide variety of shopping and eating. There are hotels with fine experience.
Jaisalmer has many tourist spots. Here, we will talk about the ones which contribute to making it the Golden City. They are Jaisalmer Fort, Jaisalmer Government Museum, Nathmal Ji Ki Haveli, Salim Singh Ki Haveli, Patwon Ki Haveli, Mandir Palace, Jain Temples of Jaisalmer, Bada Bagh, Kuldhara, Laungewala War Memorial and Vyas Chhatri.
This fort is also known as the Golden Fort. Its beauty is at its best when the sunsets. Its yellow shade turns to honey-gold. The architecture is royal and unique. It is also one of the World Heritage Sites. You will find on “Jaisalmer Trip Package” that there are many people residing in the fort. One can imagine the strength of the fort built in 1156 AD. Thus, it has been labelled as the ‘Living Fort’. It was made by Ruler Jaisal after whom the city of Jaisalmer was also named. It is on the road that connects many important trade routes. One of them is the Silk Road. It is on the Thar Desert.
It was opened in 1984 by the Department of Archaeology and Museums. It is near Moomal Hotel. The purpose of the establishment was to exhibit the cultural heritage of the monuments of the Thar Desert. It is full of paintings. Inscriptions, coins, handicrafts, stone statues and embroidered dresses. It also has a collection of fossils of wood, young insects, vertebrate and invertebrate animals, limestone, sandstone, etc giving a view of the geological history. The uncommon sculptors of Lodurva and Kiradu can also be seen on Jaisalmer Travel Package. The most attractive is the display of the trophy of the Rajasthan’s State bird, Godawan.
There are Havelis in the culture of India. Since there was a tradition of joint families, all the family members used to live in one house called Haweli. These naturally came from our ancestors. These are mansions. The Havelis in Jaisalmer is made up of sandstone with ostentatious carvings on walls, balconies, archways, etc. Nathmal Ji Ki Haweli is known for its irregular shape. It was built by 2 brothers who started making it differently without consulting each other from different facets and then joined it. On Jaisalmer Tour Itinerary, you will be able to find more about it. There are miniature paintings and giant tuskers.
This haveli has a high arched roof. There are carved brackets to support the roof and the brackets are of the shape of peacocks. There are also iron rods and not cement. There is a popular story that there were 2 wooden storeys to make it equivalent to the Maharaja’s Palace in height. But the king understood the intention or didn’t like the magnificence of it and ordered to demolish it. There are 38 balconies. It is said that there was already a Haweli in late 17th century, on which this construction took place. Do visit here on Jaisalmer Holiday Packages and experience its durability.
It is the largest in size. There are 5 hawelis in total. The first Haweli is the Kothari Patwa Haweli. It is the biggest out of four and the most luxurious. The Patwa Haweli was made by Guman Chand Patwa. He was a famous trader and he built 5 storeys for his five sons. There are wall paintings, windows with yellow sandstone carvings, gateways, mirror artwork and archways. This Haweli is also made up of yellow sandstone. However, the main gateway is of brown in colour. The haweli is also called as the ‘Mansion of Brocade Merchants’. The trader and his family had a business of golden and silver threads used in dresses while embroidery. So, don’t miss the chance to visit such a place on Jaisalmer Trip Package.
It was founded by Maharawal Mooralji. Its construction was inspired by the building of temples of Lord Ram and Girdharji around it. Additions in constructions kept taking place generations by generations. The most attractive spot in the palace is ‘Jawahir Vilas’. It is known for intricate stone structures. influence of Islam is seen because of caravans from Afghanistan and Persia. The grandson of Maharawal Jawahir Singh JI is the owner of this palace. He has turned this into a grand hotel. You are welcome to visit here on Jaisalmer Tour Package.
These Jain Temples are inside the Jaisalmer Fort itself. There are 7 in number. On Jaisalmer Travel Package, you will get to know the foundation of its greatness. It has the first temple of Chandraprabhu. He was the 8th Tirthankar. There are also the idols of Rikabhdev and Prasnath. This temple is connected with the temple of one more Tirthakar and you can be lead there too. on the south of the temple f Chandraprabhu, you can reach the temple of Shitalnath, the tenth Tirthankar. The north wall will lead you to the temple of Sambhavnath. The other 2 temples are of Shantinath and Kunthunath. They are just marvellous.
The meaning of ‘Bada Bagh’ is ‘The Big Garden’. The garden entails complex houses or cenotaphs. The houses were not only of the Jaisalmer Ruler but also of Jai Singh II, the ruler of Jaipur. The beauty of a sunset can be enjoyed from here if you visit here at the right time on Jaisalmer Tour Itinerary. It is so because of its location which is a small hill. Each house of a ruler has a slab made of marble. On the marble slab, there is information about the ruler and the image of a man and the horse on the marble slabs.
This is one of its kind haunted tourist spots. There are a couple of more haunted places as well in India. It is believed that all the villagers vanished suddenly. Some also say that it was because of an earthquake. Some also say it happened because of some paranormal activities. Local residents deny them. One professional from Indian Paranormal Society along with his team spent a night here and confirmed the happening of paranormal activities. Whether true or false it is, it is capable of attracting tourists for this reason!
It was a monument which speaks the victory of Indo Pakistani War of 1971. It included the battle of Laungewala on 4th December 1971. It is so proud to know as an Indian that only about 100 soldiers could manage to put a halt at 2000 attacking soldiers along with their 60 tanks. This war memorial was constructed to celebrate the victory.
It is in Bada Bagh. There is mention of small complex houses or cenotaphs in Bada Bagh also. This one refers to Ved Vyas, the sage who wrote Mahabharat, the epic. This is also made up of yellow sandstone and there are commendable examples of architecture.