Jaisalmer is a former medieval trading center and a princely state in the western Indian state of Rajasthan, in the heart of the Thar Desert. Known as the “Golden City,” it’s distinguished by its yellow sandstone architecture. Dominating the skyline is Jaisalmer Fort, a sprawling hilltop citadel buttressed by 99 bastions. Behind its massive walls stand the ornate Maharaja’s Palace and intricately carved Jain temples. Many of the houses and temples of both the fort and of the town below are built of finely sculptured sandstone. The town lies in the heart of the Thar Desert (the Great Indian Desert) and has a population, including the residents of the fort, of about 78,000. It is the administrative headquarters of Jaisalmer District. Jaisalmer was once the capital of Jaisalmer State.
The Jaisalmer local sightseeing tour entails a visit to Jaisalmer Fort, Patwon ki Palace, Maharaja’s Palace, Vyas Chhatri, Nathmal Ji ki Haveli and Kuldhara Abandoned Village. You will be accompanied by our courteous drivers who will show you around the city in comfortable, private cabs.
>Highlights of the tour:
- Golden Fort: Jaisalmer Fort is situated in the city of Jaisalmer, in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It is believed to be one of the very few “living forts” in the world, as nearly one-fourth of the old city’s population still resides within the fort. For the better part of its 800-year history, the fort was the city of Jaisalmer.
- Patwon ki haveli: The Patwon Ji ki Haveli is an interesting piece of Architecture and is the most important among the Havelis in Jaisalmer. This is precise because of two things, first that it was the first haveli erected in Jaisalmer and second, that it is not a single haveli but a cluster of 5 small Havelis. The first among these havelis was commissioned and constructed in the year 1805 by Guman Chand Patwa and is the biggest and the most ostentatious.
- Gadisar Lake: A man-made water reservoir, the Gadisar Lake was once the only source of water in Jaisalmer. Constructed by the first ruler of Jaisalmer, Raja Rawal Jaisal, it is surrounded by temples and ghats (banks). One can spend some peaceful time in the serene surroundings of the lake or choose to go boating as well. Boating and watching calm water in their natural surroundings can be a great experience with everyone at Gadisar Lake.
Sunset point of the city: Get a bird’s-eye view of the whole city of Jaisalmer from a small hill that is popularly known as the Sunset Point. As the sun transforms itself from a bright harsh ball of fire to a soothing golden, the redness starts filling up the sky and the city below also gets painted in gold. It’s a visual treat to see the fort turning golden due to the soft rays of the setting sun. If you like photography you will get ample opportunities to click the evening colors of the sky, the fort, the golden city and the monuments standing tall against the dramatic backdrop of the sky. Just ensure that you reach there at least an hour before the sunset.
- Private Tour: INR 4,200/- You can bring a maximum of five people on your private tour. (For larger groups, please get in touch) For Private Tour Travellers will be pick up and drop at there Hotel. ( Entry Charges to sites not Included )
- Operates every day
- Duration: Full Day
- Start Time: Flexible – Suggested at 8:30 AM
- End Time: Flexible – Depending on the pre-arranged start time
- Jaisalmer Pick & Drop-in Hotel, Railway station, Bus stand.
- Private Tour in Toyota AC CAR & Guided Tour Fee included
- All Parking, Toll Taxes, Driver, Fuel
- English Speaking Guide for Full day
- Gratuities (optional)
- Food, drink & Lunch
- All Monuments / Entrance Fee for Foreign & Non-Indian Residents tickets not included in this tour.
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