The town of Jaisalmer is equally favoured as a tourist destination by both Indians and foreign tourists who visit the beautiful state of Rajasthan. What makes it really stand out is the fact that it is found right at the heart of the great Thar Desert and offers some of the world’s best desert safaris. In addition to adventure and sports, the city is also steeped in history with old palaces and forts standing tall as testaments to the craftsmanship of the artisans that built them. For those looking to get a taste of Jaisalmer, here’s a headstart on some of the best tourist attractions.
The fort is said to be one of the largest in the world. It was built in the 12th century by the Bhati Rajput ruler Rao Jaisal after whom it has been named. The fort which now stands as a centerpiece on the mighty Thar Desert has seen many battles during its time. Also known as ‘Golden Fort’ because of gold coloured sandstone façade, the fort is one of the most visited for its charm and timeless beauty.
Jaisalmer Desert Festival: