Located in the westernmost frontier of the Indian state of Rajasthan, Jaisalmer’s rich culture, vibrant history and its proximity to the Thar Desert and the Indo-Pak Border make it one of the most sought after travel destinations in the world. Founded in 1156, it is the oldest and the only remaining fortified city in Rajasthan that boasts ancient forts and palaces, colourful markets, historical temples, museums, magnificent Havelis, desert activities, an exceptional cuisine, a rich history and some impeccable remains of the Rajput and Jain cultures.
One of the best ways to have a complete experience of “The Golden City,” is to indulge in some of the best Jaisalmer tours which include the Jaisalmer Fort, Ghadsisar Lake, a rainwater lake that supplies water to the entire city, 12th and 15th century Jain Temples inside the city walls, magnificent havelis and palaces, Indian Crafts Boutique-Museum and the Sunset point. The city is very close to the Thar Desert which is a major tourist attraction in the area.
Tours in Jaisalmer city offers numerous tour camel opportunities that take you into the heart of the desert amidst the sand dunes for an up-close and personal experience with the desert. Jaisalmer is also renowned for its vibrant markets like the Bhatia Market, that are especially famous for leather goods, silver jewellery, embroidery works, silk and cotton clothing as well as delicate handicrafts. The picturesque and pristine town boasts of rich heritage and a fascinating culture of Rajasthan and visiting the city of yellow sandstone is an experience in itself.