Situated close to the Pakistan border, Jaisalmer is one of the most famous places to visit in the north western state of Rajasthan in India. The place is known for its desert and few other tourist attractions, which make it an interesting place to visit. It is called the 'Golden City' because of the golden dunes in the Thar Desert lined with golden yellow sandstone with lakes, ornate Jain temples, havelis and palace stones.
Tourists visiting here enjoy jeep safaris. In fact, Jaisalmer is a splendid amalgamation of exotic Indian desert culture, heritage and adventure, sharing borders with Bikaner, Jodhpur, Barmer and Pakistan, you can opt for sightseeing nearby on your trip to Jaisalmer .
Jaisalmer is also known as the "Golden City" of India. An ancient desert city of Rajasthan is also a part of The Great Indian Desert. Having historical forts and sandstone formations.
The Jaisalmer Fort is very popular and one of the very few "living forts" in the world.
It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It used to be a medieval trading center earlier. A famous North Indian tourist destination. The history of Jaisalmer dates back to the medieval period, when the golden city was founded by the Rajput chief Jaisal in 1156 and built Trikut Hill to prevent possible encroachment by enemies and the history of Jaisalmer is still sung as a song in local words.
If you are planning a holiday in Jaisalmer, don't miss to try the tribal food of Rajasthan like the luscious Murg-e-Sabzi (succulent fry dish of no salt chicken with chopped vegetables), very popular in Jaisalmer, Delicious ker sangri (desert beans and capers) a unique dish.
Food lovers can also try Bhanoon Aloo (potatoes boiled in mint paste and juice) and Kadhi Pakora (dumplings cooked in yogurt sauce), which are available at the restaurants in Jaisalmer.
Apart from this, this place is adorned with Jaisalmer Fort, Gadisar Lake, Patwon Ki Haveli, Salam Singh Ki Haveli, Nathmal Ki Haveli, Tazia Tawar and many more. Jaisalmer is a blend of exotic Indian sweet culture, unique palaces made of yellow sandstone and amazing adventures.