Top Historical Places in Jaisalmer

Are you looking to explore the history of Jaisalmer through the ages? There are a number of historical destinations in Jaisalmer including the time-honored buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks where you can learn about the glorious past of Jaisalmer. The presence of these historical sites and museums will take you on a walk through Jaisalmer ‘s rich history.
If you are willing to have an in-depth historical information about Jaisalmer, we recommend that you take a wonderful guided tour to cover the major historical attractions. Also, check the opening and closing time for each so that you can organize your time. Make sure that you go through the complete list of historical places in Jaisalmer for a great trip!

Let's witness the history of Jaisalmer with these top historical places - monuments and landmarks:

  1. Jaisalmer Fort

    4.4 (4426 Votes)
    Jaisalmer Fort

    View Point, Historical Site, Architecture , Fort

    The Jaisalmer fort was the former Maharaja’s Palace and till today maintains its royal ambience and architecture. The Whole palace is carved out in Sandstone and even though much of the palace is going through restoration work, you can still see the bedroom, the silver coronation throne, the royal bed, local stamps and banknotes, sculptures and weapons kept in the museum. Don’t forg...Read more
  2. Patwon Ki Haveli

    4.3 (4096 Votes)
    Patwon Ki Haveli

    Historical Site, Palace, Architecture , Heritage Building

    Patwon Ki Haveli is another example of the royal splendor of Jaisalmer. The Haveli isn’t just the one Haveli thought. There are five different Havelis in one giant complex that makes it an undoubtedly extra-ordinary experience. The Buildings are incredibly intricately decorated inside and out. The metallic carvings, stone sculpture and the detailed lattice work are sure to leave you absol...Read more
  3. Badal Mahal

    4 (1897 Votes)
    Badal Mahal

    View Point, Historical Site, Palace, Architecture

    The Badal Mahal is an interesting place to see within the city of Jaisalmer. If you are fascinated with the richness of Rajasthani Architecture however, this place is a definite must see. You will be able to see the arched balconies in several places in Rajasthan but nowhere else will you find this mammoth 5 tiered mammoth of a building where each level has its intricate carvings and arched bal...Read more
  4. Kuldhara Abandoned Village

    Village, Historical Site, Adventure

    If you are the adventurous kind, this place is sure to suit you. But beware, you will need a lion’s mighty heart to visit this place. Legend says that this secluded abandoned village near Jaisalmer is cursed by the ghost of an ancient priest. Whether you believe that or not, the place certainly has a desolate and eerie look to it that might be exciting for some and yet terrifying for othe...Read more
  5. Longewala- The Battlefield

    4.8 (510 Votes)
    Longewala- The Battlefield

    Landmark, Historical Site, Monument

    Built in remembrance of the heroic war fought by the Indian Army and the Air force to protect the nation from an attack from Pakistan in 1971, the Laungewala War Memorial is akin to touching a part of Indian Defence history. On 4th and 5th of December in 1971, the Indian army, under the guidance of Major Chandpuri combined forces with the Indian Air-force led by Wing Commander MS Bawa to take o...Read more
  6. Bada Bagh

    Ancient Ruin, Historical Site, Architecture

    The BadaBagh is just 6 kilometers from the main city centre and a gorgeous place to see in Jaisalmer. This sprawling area has some of the most beautiful old Rajasthani buildings you will get to see. Although some of them are merely ruins, most of them have endured years and years of wear and tear, that make them exceptionally lovely treats for the history lover and the architecture enthusiast. ...Read more
  7. Salim Singh Ki Haveli

    3.9 (3199 Votes)
    Salim Singh Ki Haveli

    Historical Site, Architecture

    This stunning marvel of royal Rajasthani architecture is certainly worth a visit. Salim Singh must have been a lucky man to have this gorgeous piece of architecture to his name. In truth, it was commissioned by this Prime minister in the Jaisalmer province. The amazing architecture is perhaps the most stunning of the era. The arched balconies, the intricate carving and embellishment, the lovely...Read more
  8. Nathmal Ji Ki Haveli

    Art And Culture, View Point, Historical Site, Palace

    Nathmalji Ki Haveli is yet another lovely feat of architecture in Jaisalmer. The place is simply stunning and takes to back to the glorious era when Rajasthan saw royalty like no other place has before.  One word that describes this place is its extravagance but that doesn’t mean that the building is in anyway gaudy. Detailed work and extremely richly crafter arches make it a breath-...Read more
  9. Pokhran Fort

    4.1 (1314 Votes)
    Pokhran Fort

    Historical Site, Performance, Architecture , Photo Gallery

    Pokhran fort lies in the village of Pokhran not far from Jaisalmer. If you are looking for a day’s outing from the city, this would be your best bet. Interestingly, the fort still belongs to the royal family but its gates have been opened for tourists to see and experience. Being under the care of the royal family, the place is one of the best preserved of all the forts you will see. Ther...Read more
  10. Khaba Fort

    Museum, Outdoors, Village, Camp

    Khaba is a beautiful isolated village not too far from the city of Jaisalmer. It is an excursion worth making although it hasn’t become very popular with the tourists as yet. The village is almost entirely deserted but you will find parts of it are still inhabited. The fort is glorious and beautiful. There is also a fascinating museum of Geology in the same place. The village life and the...Read more
  11. Tazia Tower

    View Point, Historical Site, Palace, Tower

    The lovely Tazia tower within the Mandir Palace complex is a stunning piece of architecture. Even though it is a part of the larger area it has now managed to become a kind of a tourist attraction in itself. The Architecture of Rajasthan tells the story of its past and brings to life a glory that is truly royal. The Tazia Tower is yet another shining example of this.  This beautiful tower ...Read more
  12. Jaisalmer Art Palace

    4.7 (43 Votes)
    Jaisalmer Art Palace

    Art Gallery, Historical Site, Palace, Specialty Shop

    Tucked away in a beautiful building, the Jaisalmer Art Palace is a treasure in itself. From traditional textiles, to beautiful artefacts and décor items, one-of-a-kind wooden showpieces and elaborately carved wooden doors- the whole place oozes art and charm! The place is perfect to buy Antiques and even though scaling on the heavier side of pricing, is worth every single penny you pay! ...Read more
  13. Patwa Haveli

    4.3 (2 Votes)
    Patwa Haveli


    A historical palace that traces its origin back to 18th century, the Patwa Haveli makes up for an exciting and informative visit in Jaisalmer. A popular tourist attraction, it has now been converted into a museum due to its religious, cultural and architectural significance. You will enjoy its grand construction, intricate miniatures, beautiful balconies and interesting artefacts on your visit ...Read more