Jaisalmer: The Golden City

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Jaisalmer: The Golden City

Jaisalmer gets its name from Maharawal Jaisal Singh, the king who founded the city. Let’s look at the things which make Jaisalmer in Rajasthan famous.

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Jaisalmer: The Golden City

Jaisalmer Fort: The massive Jaisalmer Fort is one of the largest forts in the world. It’s a World Heritage Site built by Maharawal Rao Jaisal. The locals fondly call it Sonar Quila. 

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Jaisalmer: The Golden City

Gadsisar Lake: Gadsisar Lake, a famous tourist destination at Jaisalmer, was built by Maharawal Gadsi Singh. This popular picnic spot bustles with activity in winters when a variety of migratory birds visit.

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Jaisalmer: The Golden City

Jaisalmer Havelis: Jaisalmer Havelis are well known for their artistic architectural designs. There are many havelis in Jaisalmer. Some of the famous ones are Nathmalji ki Haveli, Patwonji ki Haveli and Salim Singh ki Haveli. Patwonji ki Haveli was the first to be erected in Jaisalmer, and it isn’t just a single haveli but a cluster of five small havelis.

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Jaisalmer: The Golden City

Tazia Tower: Tazia Tower is situated in the Badal Palace complex near Amar Sagar Gate. This five-storied tower was built by Muslim craftsmen. Each floor has a balcony with its own individual design.

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Jaisalmer: The Golden City

Bada Bagh: Bada Bagh, which means ‘big garden’, is situated on the outskirts of Jaisalmer. The Bagh was commissioned by Maharawal Jait Singh and was completed by his son Maharawal Lunakaran. The Bagh comprises a garden, a tank and a dam. This beautiful place is a major crowd puller.

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Jaisalmer: The Golden City

Desert National Park: The Desert National Park is well known for its ecosystem and flora and fauna. It’s one of the largest national parks. Despite a fragile ecosystem, the national park is known for its birdlife. The migratory and resident birds which make the Desert National Park their home are worth observing.

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