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Golden City of Rajasthan
Be captivated as you marvel at the intricate designs of temples dating back to the 12th century and get a chance to witness a glorious sunset when you go for a camel safari
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A journey to the heart of the Thar Desert in Rajasthan will lead you to the golden sand dune landscapes of Jaisalmer. Located close to the Pakistan border, the famed “Golden City” is home to many of India’s historic medieval forts and castles. Check out our list of things to do in Jaisalmer to aid you in your adventure!

Jaisalmer Fort

Known locally as Sonar Quila or Golden Fort, the Jaisalmer Fort has stood the tests of time for over 800 years. The city’s famed UNESCO World Heritage site was built in 1156 AD, and is considered to be the second oldest fort in Rajasthan. It’s stunning yellow sandstone architecture gives the iconic golden landmark a magical feel, as it rises above the Thar desert landscape. Travelers exploring the area will also be able to visit historic locations like Jain Temple, and more.
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Gadisar Lake

Built by Maharawal Gadsi Singh in the 14th-century as a solution to the water conservation issues of the area, today Gadisar Lake is one of the most prominent Jaisalmer tourist attractions. The historical importance of the location became the main reason as to why numerous small temples and shrines were built around it. Travelers can enjoy a scenic stroll alongside the lake, and may even spot migratory birds flying above them.
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Patwon ki Haveli/ Patwa Haveli (Kothari’s Patwa Haveli)

Considered as one of the largest landmarks in Jaisalmer, travelers won’t want to miss the glory of Patwon ki Haveli. Also called Kothari’s Patwa Haveli, this 5-storey historic landmark is famously known for its elaborately carved wall carvings, dating as far back as the 19th-century. Within the Patwon ki Haveli is also one of the city’s impressive museums that houses great masterpieces of paintings and mirror work art.
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Salam Singh Ki Haweli (Moti Mahal)

A notable residence in Jaisalmer for its stunning design, Salam Singh Ki Haveli or Moti Mahal is an example of the beauty of the city’s architectural landmarks. Constructed in 1815 by Salim Singh, the prime minister of Jaisalmer, the mansion was famous for its peacock-shaped roof and numerous balconies. It should be noted that the impressive architectural structure is made of stones being connected with strong iron rods, instead of cement and mortar.
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