Places to visit in Jaisalmer
Places to Visit in Jaisalmer – Discover the “Golden City” Rajasthan INDIA, this fascinating medieval city of yellow sandstone, founded in 1156 which seems to arise out of nowhere. Lost in the depths of the Thar desert, Jaisalmer owes its historical importance and richness to its role as a caravan stage on the road between India and Persia, Arabia and the West, and its pre- Military post. The trade in brocades, silks and other spices as well as tolls allowed the wealthy merchants to embellish the city and establish its fame. His princes became so rich that one of them was able, at the end of the 19th century, to offer himself some 770 pieces of furniture entirely made of silver to furnish his palace.
JAISALMER Visit In the evening, sunset at the cenotaphs in the old royal garden, the Bara Bagh. The chhatri of the Maharawal (sovereigns) of Jaisalmer were built on a rocky hill near a small lake below.
Like an immense sand castle on a hill, Jaisalmer can watch the desert that surrounds it and thus prepare itself in case of attack. The city is nevertheless surrounded by a rampart of five kilometers with a hundred bastions and corner towers. This beautiful city is located inside a huge fort, the second oldest fort of Rajasthan. Between 1750 and
1850, a second wall pierced by gates surrounded the lower town where were built, among the stalls, havelis of ocher sandstone. Built around courtyards and decorated with elegant balconies with small columns, they do not have murals, but they are not
Less remarkable for the splendid work of the sandstone which served for their construction. This beautiful city is a meander of lanes winding between palaces, havelis and Jain temples.
Places to Visit in Jaisalmer -Visit of the Fort of Jaisalmer whose interior, built by five different sovereigns, is a maze of courts and halls. Beautifully worked balconies, courtyards decorated with tiles Ceramics, rooms covered with blue earthenware until reaching the terrace which offers a spectacular sight on the city and the ramparts.
Stroll in the most inhabited part around the fort where the bazaar and the most beautiful havelis are. Visit of the magnificent “Patwon-Ki Haveli”, the brocade merchant’s house, built in 1805 by a banker-exporter of opium named Patwa for his five sons. Its unique architecture and unique construction made up of five small six-story havelis make it a particularly remarkable site; 50 years were also necessary for its completion. It is by the way, the oldest haveli of the city. Similarly, the beautiful façade of “Diwan Nathmal-Ki Haveli”, built at the end of the 19th century, is the work of some of the most famous Muslim sculptors of their time. You have to stroll in this labyrinth of alleys to discover the windows and doors delicately chiselled. Then, visit the Jain temples built in the 15th century and discovered in this labyrinth of venelles. Near the ramparts of the lower town, Lake Gadisar surrounded by small temples and oratories still very frequented. This rainwater conservation lake created in the 14th century by Maharajah Gadsi was at the time the main source of drinking water for the entire city. Today, this natural oasis is the place of winter gathering of many varieties of waterfowl. JAISALMER Visit