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Jaisalmer Fort

Jaisalmer Fort
Jaisalmer fort was built in 1156 by the Rajput ruler Jaisala. Standing proud to a height of hundred meters over the city with its 99 bastions, the fort is splendid sight in the afternoon sun. The fort is entered through a forbidding series of massive gates leading to a large courtyard. Outside the fort is the main market place called Manek Chowk. From Manek Chowk, one can walk into the lanes where the famous carved havelis are to be found.

Patwon Ki Haveli

Patwon Ki Haveli
It is one of the largest and most elaborate houses in Jaisalmer. It is five storeys high, extensively carved. It is divided in to six apartments two owned by the Archaeological Survey of India, Two by families who operate craft shops here, and two private homes.

Tazia Tower

Tazia Tower
The delicate Pagoda like Tazia Tower rises from the Badal Mahal (Palace of Clouds). Rising in its five-tiered splendor, with each storey graced by a delicately carved balcony. The tower is of historical significance. Tazias are ornately decorated bamboo, paper and tinsel replicas of a bier carried in procession during Mohurram.

Godsisar Sagar Tank

Godsisar Sagar Tank
The beautiful arched gateway across the road down to the tank is said to have been built by a prostitute. A scenic rain water lake with numerous beautiful shrines around. The lake is an idyllic spot for outings.

Jain Temples

Jain Temples
This group of fine jain temples were built in the 12th to 15th century within the Jaisalmer fort. They are beautiful carved and dedicated to Rikhabdevji and Sambhavnathji. there is also a Shiva and Ganesh Temple inside the fort. Gyan Bhandar or Library : Some of the oldest manuscripts of India are found in this library established as a part of Jain temples.




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