Places to Visit in Jaisalmer

Amid the great Indian Thar Desert and dotted with stunning architectural marvels, Jaisalmer never fails to entice people or tourists. The city is also dubbed as “Golden City” which was founded by Rawal Jaisal and today is adorned with many historic jewels. There are many tourist attractions in and around the city, from calm Gadisar Lake to grand Jaisalmer Fort. The city in the Thar draws tourists from all across the globe, especially during the winter season.  What’s better than Jeep safaris or camel safaris in the desert to elevate your excitement? Being a major tourist place to visit in Rajasthan, Jaisalmer is widely famous for enjoying desert adventures.

If you are planning a winter holiday or New Year Rajasthan Tour Package, then pack your bags for a trip to Jaisalmer. Chalk out your itinerary with the following 10 best places to visit in Jaisalmer.

1. Jaisalmer Fort “Sonar Quila”

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Jaisalmer Fort

Hovering on the Trikuta Hill, Jaisalmer Fort is the epitome of Rajasthani architecture and resembles a huge sandcastle. The largest living fort of India, Jaisalmer Fort houses around 5000 people and is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There is a grand golden fort accessible from different gates such as Suraj Pol, Hawa Pol, Bhoot Pol, and Ganesh Pol. Inside the fortress, there’s a Laxminath Tempe, Jain Temples, Cannon Point, five-level sculpted Maharwal Palace, and a fort Museum to see.

  • Best time to visit: November to March
  • Best thing to do: Worship the temples & other structures

2. Salim Singh ki Haveli

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Salim Singh ki Haveli

Featuring 38 balconies with intricate carvings and a peacock-shaped arched roof, Salim Singh ki Haveli is the finest architectural marvel. The mansion also boasts outstanding art and sculpture with paintings on the interior walls. The ancient mansion is famously known as Jahaz Mahal as the front part of it looks like a ship stern. Travelers can explore this beautiful haveli in the Jaisalmer Tour Guide.

  • Best time to visit: October to March
  • Best thing to do: Admire the fine architecture

3. Patwa ki Haveli

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Patwa ki Haveli

An excellent cluster of five mini-mansion in one premise, Patwon ki Haveli is a must-see place in Jaisalmer. The impressive intricate carvings on the windows and balconies with wall paintings and mirror work lift up its grandeur. A huge mansion has an airy courtyard and 60 balconies, each adorned with distinctive carvings that look more appealing. Visitors can see a rare collection of stonework and artifacts related to the Patwa Family.

  • Best time to visit: Anytime
  • Best thing to do: Haveli’s Museum Visit

4. Jain Temple

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Jain Temple Jaisalmer

A series of 7 interconnected temples inside Jaisalmer Fort, Jain Temples are known for great archaeological value. These temples resemble the popular Dilwara Style of architecture with intricate carvings of human and animal figures. Jain Temples are also a significant pilgrimage spot with strong spiritual vibes and a major attraction among history buffs. Those interested in the history of these temples should visit Gyan Bhandar Library here for old texts and rare manuscripts.

  • Best time to visit: October to March
  • Best thing to do: Worship the temple

5. Gadisar Lake

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Gadisar Lake Jaisalmer

On the outskirts of the city, the beautiful Gadisar Lake is perfect for those seeking peace and reconnecting with nature. Back in the 14th century, it was a major source of water for the entire city. Today, Gadisar Lake has become the most favorite tourist place in Jaisalmer Sightseeing where you can go boating. Enjoy the scenic views of the fortress and ancient temples on its bank. During the winter season, one can observe many beautiful migratory birds around the lake.

  • Best time to visit –October to march
  • Best thing to do –Boating in the lake

6. Vyas Chhatri

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Vyas Chhatri Jaisalmer

Inside Bada Bagh, Vyas Chhatri is among the most famous tourist places in Jaisalmer. It boasts an array of golden-hued sandstone chhatris with elegant Rajasthani architecture and intricate carvings. The structures of chhatri are a sight to behold. Besides admiring the architecture of chhatris, you can witness the beautiful views of Jaisalmer Fort and dunes.

  • Best time to visit: October to March
  • Best thing to do: Photography

7. Bada Bagh

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Bada Bagh Jaisalmer

A lush garden complex with a series of tombstones of the royal families, Bada Bagh is a significant place of attraction in Jaisalmer Tourism. It is located on a small hillock with the entrance to the cenotaphs or tombstones at the bottom of the hill. The lush garden has a spectacular setting with multiple chhatris, the domes of which are square, circular, or pyramid-shaped.

  • Best time to visit: October to February
  • Best thing to do: Photography

8. Sam Sand Dunes

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Sam Sand Dunes Jaisalmer

One of the most authentic desert sites in India, Sam Sand Dunes offers serene and mesmerizing views of sunrise and sunset. You can also go on a desert safari in Jaisalmer or enjoy a camel ride. With many campsites, the desert also offers luxury or deluxe tents to stay overnight. Every evening after sunset, folk dance performances, musical nights, authentic Rajasthani Cuisines, and other interesting activities take place.

9. Desert National Park

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Desert National Park Jaisalmer

Desert National Park is a paradise for wildlife lovers and is one of the largest national parks in India. Spread over 3162 sq. km, the national park houses cacti and other desert plants. It is a home for many animals and birds that can survive in a hot and dry climate. Wildlife species like falcons, blackbuck, chinkara, Bengal fox, and desert cat.

  • Best time to visit: November to February
  • Best thing to do: Wildlife tour of Desert National Park

10. Tanot Mata Temple

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Tanot Mata Temple

A miraculous temple located near the Indo-Pak War Site of Longewala is a must-visit place in Jaisalmer. As per the soldiers posted nearby, the temple remained unharmed even after a heavy bombing and shelling by Pakistan. This helped a lot to protect soldiers and locals. Take a drive to Tanot Mata Temple through the rugged landscapes and embark on a holy visit.

  • Best time to visit: November to March
  • Best thing to do: Religious visit

All these are the best places to visit in Jaisalmer Tour Package that you must not miss traveling on Rajasthan Tour. Whenever you plan a holiday in Jaisalmer next, explore these popular tourist places and enjoy your leisure.

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