Jaisalmer is a beautiful destination to visit in the months between October to March. Lakhs of tourists visit this city to witness the beauty, architecture, royalty, desert, and much more. Jaisalmer is not only famous for the Jaisalmer fort but also has several other beautiful places to visit. With the Jaisalmer tour packages, you can explore every city corner.
Have you ever been to Jaisalmer? If not, plan a trip with Jaisalmer tour packages this year and experience the most beautiful, historical, and traditional stuff. There are several places to visit in Jaisalmer like Jaisalmer fort, Jain temple, Longewala post, Tanot Mata temple, Gadisar lake, desert national park, Maharaja’s palace, Kuldhara village, and many more. Let’s learn about some of the famous places in this blog.
Famous Places in Jaisalmer
There are several sightseeing places in Jaisalmer, and amongst all the famous places, five of them are filtered for you. By visiting these locations, you will be able to witness, explore, and experience the beauty as well as the culture of Jaisalmer.
Jaisalmer fort was built in 1155 AD by Rawal Jaisal. It is a protected monument as it is one of the ‘living forts’ in the world. The entire Jaisalmer population used to live in this fort, but now 4000 people stay here. The fort is built on a hill, and this fort is approximately 1,500 ft long and 750 ft wide. There are several points of interest in the Jaisalmer fort, like the Raj Mahal Palace, Jain temples, The Laxminath temple of Jaisalmer, and Numerous Merchant Havelis. Jaisalmer fort is a serial cultural property on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list. This fort is also know as the Sonar Quila or the Golden Fort. Witnessing this fort properly might take approximately 2 hours as there’s a lot to see within the fort.
Longewala War Memorial
To make your Jaisalmer visit memorable, Jaisalmer tour packages guide you to visit Longewala War Memorial in tribute to our real-life heroes. It is also know as Longewala post, the most reminisce and iconic Indo-Pak border. No entry fee is charge to witness this destination. You can visit anytime between 8 am to 6 pm. Longewala is worth visiting and witnessing the place as the actual war of 1971 was fought between India and Pakistan.
Tanot Mata Temple
Goddess Aavad is worship as Tanot Mata. The temple is close to the Longewala post and Pakistan Border. Tanot Mata temple was construct in 828 AD by Tanu Rao. Since 1965, after the war, Border security forces have taken charge of the temple. The history of the temple says, during the war of 1965, the army of Pakistan attacked the temple. But nothing happened or affected the temple. All the bombs which were targeting the temple missed the target or did not explode.
Gadisar lake is an artificial lake know as Gadara Lake. Jaisalmer tour packages usually focus on this beautiful destination as in the desert city; this lake looks gorgeous and soothing. It was built in 1156 AD by Rawal Jaisal, whereas Gadisar lake was rebuilt in 1367 AD by Gadsi Singh. This lake has many shrines and chhatris because tourists visit this place. It has a scenic view and a relaxed atmosphere, which has become a popular and common picnic spot. You can visit this place between 8 am and 7 pm and enjoy the view and boating here.
Desert National Park
Desert national park covers approximately 3162 kilometers and is consider one of the largest national parks. It was establish in the year 1981, and it consists of intermedial areas, craggy rocks, fixed dunes, and much more. You can spot eagles, kestrels, falcons, and many such birds here. The major attractions of the desert national park are the Indian bustard, Gadisar lake, and Sam dunes. You can prefer a jeep safari to explore the area quicker and better.
Jaisalmer is rich in tradition, and while visiting this place, do not forget to look at the Jaisalmer tour package. This blog can help you to explore the richness of tradition and culture of Jaisalmer.