Top 3 Attractions of Jaisalmer: the Golden City

Jaisalmer is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Rajasthan. Situated near the Thar Desert, it is known for its yellow stone architecture and has earned the epithet, “Golden City”. There are various tourist attractions in Jaisalmer that will amaze you. Let’s have a look at 3 of the top attractions in Jaisalmer – India.

Jaisalmer Fort

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Jaisalmer Fort, constructed by Rao Jaisal in the 12th Century is a colossal affair of yellow sandstone, various gateways, Havelis, temples and the main palace building or the Raj Mahal.  The fort glitters like gold due to the effect of the sunlight on its yellow sandstone walls. Thus, it has been very aptly billed as ‘Sonar Quila’ or the Golden Fort.  Situated on the Trikuta Hill, it is one of the most visited attractions in Rajasthan. The entry tickets to the fort are reasonably priced. Keep aside a day to explore the fort at a leisurely pace.

Gadi Sagar Lake

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The Gadi Sagar Lake is an artificial lake constructed in the 14th century as a water conservation point. Situated just a kilometre away from the Jaisalmer Fort, it attracts tourists as well as locals in hordes. Various temples, including the famed Krishna temple at Tilon Gate dot the banks of the lake. Between the months of November and February, various migratory birds arrive in the area and gather around the lake. Boating facilities are available.

Silk Route Art Gallery

Silk Route Art Gallery is the best place to go for shopping. The place boasts some of the finest collections of handmade bags, belts, patchworks, clothes, antiques, shawls and other accessories. The quality of every item, including shawls, bed sheets and antique items is unique and of excellent quality. You can indulge in a wonderful shopping experience and carry various souvenirs back home.