Important places of interests of Jaisalmer district are as follows:
Jaisalmer Fort is a landmark. It rises as high as hundred meters. Inside it, a beautiful citadel with strong fortifications is built. If one wants to behold the delight of Jaisalmer district strolling down the lanes, paved with narrow cobblestones, would be ideal. A multiple of entrances Pols, namely the Ganesh Pol, Suraj Pol, Bhoota Pol and the Hava Pol are there . They act as defense for buildings like the Megh Durbar and the Jawahar Mahal . They are the home for the imperial family members. The light of the setting sun falls on the fort studded with yellow stonewalls and citadels. A that time the fort can be easily mistaken as if it is made from gold. Thus it gained the name of the Golden fort, popularly known as Sonar Kila.
Manek Chowk is a major market place, which has been found outside this fortress. From this market place one can even step in the lanes where few popular havelis are situated.
Special attractions are the havelis of Jaisalmer. They are one of the significant places of interests of Jaisalmer district.
Salim Singh Ki-Haveli was the home of the ancestral ministers of the kings of Jaisalmer district. They belong to Mohta clan who were quite powerful in the district. One of its distinct feature is a 'blue cupola roof'. Also there is a beautiful balcony which projects out and also decks up the top storey.
One of the places of interests of Jaisalmer district is Patwon-Ki-Haveli. It is one of the most prominent and also the intricate haveli in the whole of Jaisalmer district. It is 5-storied building and also is carved out in an elaborate one.
Nath malji ki Haveli There is a story, which is quite popular amongst the people of Jaisalmer district. It is said that two brothers carved its two sides. It is unique that though the motives are quite dissimilar, harmony exists between them. In order to know the dissimilarities, one needs to examine them carefully. The outstanding craftsmanship of the stone carver is exemplified in the sheer quality of the shielded windows.
Tazia Tower is a significant place to visit. It looks like a pagoda and also rises up to some height from the Badal Mahal, better known as the Palace of Clouds. It is a 5-tiered pillar with each and every storey possessing balcony which all are exquisitely carved out.
Few Jain Temples also have been built. Amongst them the Parswanath Temple deserves special mentioning. It is the ancient most temples and also the exquisite one. Beautiful animal and also figures of human beings are being engraved. There is a tiny dome, which is topped by an amalak and also a water pot, which holds a lotus flower.
Gadsisar Lake is the name of a rainwater lake. This picturesque locale is ideal for picnicking. Boating facilities also is available.
Lodurva is one of the places of interests of Jaisalmer district. It was the capital town of 'Rawal Jaisal'. Till date it is full of antiquities, which helps one to reminisce the heritage of the primitive town ship. Nowadays it has turned into a pilgrimage where multitudes of Jain devotees pay visit every year. Numerous temples also are found here exhibiting the artistic acumen of those crafters who create masterpieces on yellow stones. Toran is a famous Jain Temple at Lodurva.
Sam is one of those places of interest of Jaisalmer district, which offers a slice of the wonders of life in the desert region. This place is thronged with patterns, which are carved on sands by winds. One can experience celestial pleasure when one rides on sand dunes at the time of sunset.
Gyan Bhandar of Library is a repository of quite a number of oldest manuscripts of the country. This library has drawn the attention of tourists and visitors. It was built as an integral part of the Jain temples.
(Last Updated on : 22-02-2014)
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