Jaisalmer

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Jaisalmer Fort

Jaisalmer Fort is one of the largest forts in the world. It was built in 1156 AD by the Bhati Rajput ruler Rawal Jaisal, from where it derives it name. The fort stands proudly amidst the golden stretches of the great Thar Desert, on Trikuta Hill, and has been the scene of many battles. Its massive yellow sandstone walls are a tawny lion color during the day, fading to honey-gold as the sun sets, thereby camouflaging the fort in the yellow desert. For this reason, it is also known as the 'Golden Fort'.

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Jaisalmer Fort
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Nathmal ji ki Haveli

Nathmal ji ki Haveli was buit in the late 19th century haveli with intricate architecture a display of sheer craftsmanship. The left and right wings of the mansions, which were carved by two brothers, are not identical but very similar and balanced in design. The interior walls are ornate with splendid miniature paintings.

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Nathmal ji ki Haveli
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Salim Singh ki Haveli

Salim Singh ki Haveli is 300 year old Haveli, of Jaisalmer's Prime Minister to Maharaja Rawal Gaj Singh Salim Singh, it has a beautiful blue cupola roof with superby carved brackets in the form of peacocks. This extraordinary mansion in yellow stone is covered with intricate carvings and has an elaborate projecting balcony on the top storey. The mansion is one of the most notables of the array of havelis.

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Salim Singh ki Haveli
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Patwa ki Haveli

Patwa ki Haveli is the most elaborate and magnificent of all the Jaisalmer havelis. It has exquisitely carved pillars and exquisitely carved pillars and extensive corridors and chambers. One of the apartments of this five story high haveli is painted with beautiful murals. It is one of the most elaborate and magnificent of all the Jaisalmer Havelis with fine mirror work and paintings of vibrant red and gold to adorn it.

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Patwa ki Haveli
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Tazia Tower

Tazia Tower is a pagoda like structure looming up from the 'Badal Mahal' with beautiful Taazias' - ornately decorated bamboo, paper and tinsel replicas of a bier, carried out in processing during Moharram by the Muslims.

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Tazia Tower
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Gadsisar Lake

Gadsisar Lake is a scenic rainwater lake with numerous beautiful shrines around and a spectacular avian variety. The lake is an idyllic spot for outings.

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Gadsisar Lake
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Gadsisar Lake

Gadsisar Lake is a scenic rainwater lake with numerous beautiful shrines around and a spectacular avian variety. The lake is an idyllic spot for outings.

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Gadsisar Lake
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