Deep in the heart of the Thar Desert is Jaisalmer, one of the last princely bastions in the region. The pride of the former Rajputana, the city till date is as glorious and amazing. Undoubtedly, it is among the most popular tourist destinations in Rajasthan. The lure for Jaisalmer tours is the golden Thar Desert and even more the treasures of the bygone era in the city. Where else can you relive the tales of the Arabian Nights and have an amazing quest to learn about the royal past.
Founded on what was the crossroad of lucrative trade routes, this remote settlement came to be celebrated for the valour of its rulers, and for the aesthetic sense represented by their palaces and havelis. The rich merchants engaged stone-craftsmen who worked with great diligence on the sandstone mansions they built, filling up facades with sculptural filigree, screen windows, delicate pavilions and beautiful balconies. These veritable art-museums are still inhabited, and their colourful celebrations and festivals have placed Jaisalmer firmly on the world tourism map.
The most attractive of the tourist attractions in Jaisalmer includes the yellow-sandstone Jaisalmer Fort. The hill fort in Rajasthan is listed among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The 12 th century fortress has many amazing sights and shelters more than half the population of the city. Another unique attraction which increases its appeal is the unique location. Right on the edge of the miles and miles of sand dunes, it is India's most popular destination for camel safaris. The Sam Sand dunes is one of the most scenic place sin Rajasthan. The barreness of the land is beauty beyond words. Travellers enjoy the thrill of exploring the sand-sea on the ship of the desert. In addition, camping in the desert, watching the sunset, and attending the annual colourful Desert Festival make the trip to the desert dunes a truly unforgettable memory. On your trip, it will be amazing to indulge in some of the performances by the nomadic tribes of the desert, Kalbelia. The Kalbelia’s traditional form of dance is one of the intangible heritage in India listed as an UNESCO World heritage.
Places to see in and around Jaisalmer include the many Havelis, located in the bylanes of the old city, of course the imposing Jaisalmer Fort, known as the World’s largest living Fort, the many Hindu and Jain temples inside the Fort, Gadisar lake, etc. Besides sightseeing, shopping in Jaislamer is worth- trying. You never what treasures you might discover!