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Jaisalmer
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This desert town is India's most enchanting tourist destinations. The town consist of remarkable sandstone architecture which gives a honey color look at the time of sunset.This place makes all the visirots to wish to come again and again.

In 1156 Rawal Jaisal, a descendent of the Yadav Clan abandoned his fort at Lodurva and founded a new capital in Jaisalmer.Bahti Rajputs of Jaisalmer were feudal thieves who used to capture the caravans laden with precious silks and spices that crossed the territory of Delhi or Sind.

In 1156 Rawal Jaisal, a descendent of the Yadav Clan abandoned his fort at Lodurva and founded a new capital in Jaisalmer.Bahti Rajputs of Jaisalmer were feudal thieves who used to capture the caravans laden with precious silks and spices that crossed the territory of Delhi or Sind.

These caravans earned

These caravans earned the town great wealth. Later on the rise of shipping trade saw the decline of Jaisalmer.The whole town consist of magnificent palace, havelis, temples and fort.

 
Places of interest
 
Jaisalmer Fort

The Jaisalmer fort is golden yellow in color. Every part of Fort including outer walls made of soft yellow Jurassic sandstone. So this fort is called The Golden Fort. It has some havelis,three beautifully sculptured Jain Temples and five interconnected palaces with four gateways like Akhaiyal,Ganesh Pol,Suraj Pol and Hava Pol.The fort has three exquisitely carved jain temples dedicated to the Jain Tirthankars Rishabhdev,Sambhavnath and Paraswanath.

 
Folklore Museum

This is the interesting place to find out the local articles like the wooden statues of Radha and Krishna, musical instruments, paintings etc.

 
Tazia Tower

This is a pagoda style structure looming up from the Badal Mahal with beautiful ‘Taazias’(decorated with bamboo,paper and tinsel replicas)which is carried out in procession during Moharram by the Muslims.

 
Nathmalji-ki-Haveli

This 19th century made haveli is a masterpiece of achitecture craftsmanship. The left and right wings of the haveli is fully carved and the interior walls are decorated with miniature paintings.

 
Patwon-ki-Haveli

This is the most famous haveli in Jaisakmer. It is full with carved pillars and long decorated corridors and chambers. One of the apartments of this five storied haveli is painted with beautiful Rajput mural paintings.

 
Salim Singh-ki-Haveli

This is a 300 year old haveli of Salim Singh ,the Prime Minister to Maharaja Rawal Gaj Singh. It has a beautiful blue cupola roof with superbly carved brackets in the form of peacocks.

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