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Things to see in Jaisalmer

The city of Jaisalmer is located in Rajasthan and is most famous for its large fort. This fort is built on top of a hill and can be seen from quite a distance away. Inside Jaisalmer fort it looks exactly like it did in former days and it give you the Indiana Jones experience in India. The roads are too small to allow cars so the only way to get around is to walk.

Because of the narrow streets, the lack of signs and the confusing side streets you are guaranteed to get lost, but because its not too big and surrounded by the walls of the fortress, you will always find your way back. You will be surprised by all the details that have been carved into the different houses, so its well worth to walk around. There are several notable buildings within Jaisalmer fort such as the Jain temple and the Rajmahal palace. On the city walls you will find some places with canons and you should be able to get a good view of the desert surroundings.

Do not ignore the rest of the city though, as there are some nice spots as well. In the town there are several impressive houses known as Haveli which used to belong to rich merchants and are nicely decorated. One nice walk is to the small lake called Gadi Sagar which is close to the city. The lake has large catfish in there and there are people selling bread for feeding them. When the catfish are being fed they come to the surface.

Another place in Jaisalmer are the cenotaphs. Jaisalmer is also the starting place for a camel trek and every hotel can book a camel safari for you. Getting to Jaisalmer can be done by train as many of the of the other cities in Rajasthan such as Jodphur and Jaipur are relatively close by and in reach by overnight train. 



Jaisalmer travel photo gallery

 
Cenotaphs at sunset point.

Cenotaphs at sunset point.

 
Cenotaphs in Jaisalmer.

Cenotaphs.

 
Cenotaphs at Jaisalmer's sunset point.

Cenotaphs at sunset point.

 


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Entrance to sunset point.

Entrance to sunset point.

 



City wall so Jaisalmer.

City wall.

 
Entrance to Jaisalmer fort.

Entrance.

 



Little square  inside the fort.

Little square inside the fort.

 
Nice architecture in Jaisalmer fort.

Nice architecture.

 



Amazing stone carvings of the palace.

Amazing stone carvings of the palace.

 
Temple in Jaisalmer fort.

Temple.

 
Jain temple.

Jain temple.

 
Guy painting an Indian Mural.

Guy painting an Indian Mural.

 
Stone carved window typical for Rajasthan, India.

Stone carved window typical for Rajasthan.

 
Narrow street inside Jaisalmer fort.

Narrow street.

 



Haveli facade.

Haveli facade.

 



Haveli stone carving.

Haveli stone carving.

 
Stone carved balcony.

Stone carved balcony.

 



Religious tiles.

Religious tiles.

 
Haveli in downtown Jaisalmer.

Haveli.

 



View of the majestic buildings in Jaisalmer fort.

View of some majestic buildings.

 



Large yellow stone defense walls.

Large yellow stone defense walls.

 
Tall house in the town of Jaisalmer.

Tall house.

 



Random street in Jaisalmer.

Random street.

 



Haveli.

Haveli.

 
Market street.

Market street.

 



Walls of Jaisalmer fort.

Walls.

 
Outer defense wall.

Outer defense wall.

 
Old architecture in Jaisalmer fort.

Old architecture.

 
Jain temple in Jaisalmer.

Jain temple.

 
Haveli in Jaisalmer.

Haveli.

 
Canon on the large walls of Jaisalmer fort.

Canon on the large walls.

 
Historical building in Jaisalmer.

Historical building.

 
Haveli in Rajasthan style architecture.

Haveli in Rajasthan style architecture.

 



Jaisalmer fort during sunset.

Jaisalmer fort during sunset.

 



The Rajmahal palace in Jaisalmer fort.

The Rajmahal palace.

 
Pigeons on the stone carved decorations.

Pigeons on the stone carved decorations.

 
The defense structure of the fort.

The defense structure of the fort.

 
The massive walls of Jaisalmer fort.

The fort rising above the city.

 
The massive walls of Jaisalmer fort.

The massive walls.

 
Panoramic view of Jaisalmer fort.

Panoramic view.

 
Entrance to Gadi Sagar.

Entrance to Gadi Sagar.

 
The shore of Gadi Sagar.

The shore.

 
Catfish in Gadi Sagar, Jaisalmer.

Catfish.

 
Pavilion in the Gadi Sagar tank.

Pavilion.

 
Buildings in Gadi Sagar, Jaisalmer.

Buildings in Gadi Sagar.

 
Gadi Sagar seen through typical Indian architecture.

Gadi Sagar.

 



Stairs leading to the pavilion near Gadi Sagar in Jaisalmer.

Stairs leading to the pavilion near Gadi Sagar.

 



Buildings on Jaisalmer's Gadi Sagar, India.

Buildings on Jaisalmer's Gadi Sagar.

 
Indian mud hut.

Mud hut.

 
Small decorative building near the Gadi Sagar.

Small decorative building near the Gadi Sagar.

 
Rundown area outside of the tourist area of Jaisalmer.

Rundown area outside of the tourist area.