Attractions to explore nearby Gadisar Lake
An artificial lake in Jaisalmer located in the southern part of the city. Rawa Jaisal was the founder of the lake. The lake has great historical importance as it was the only water resource of Jaisalmer.
Salim Singh Ki Haveli was built in 1815 by Salim Singh, the prime minister of the kingdom when Jaisalmer was the capital. This mansion was not created with the help of cements and mortar- the stones are connected with strong iron rods. This is famous for its distinctive architecture.
It is believed to be one of the very few "living forts" in the world, as nearly one-fourth of the old city's population still resides within the fort. For the better part of its 800-year history, the fort was the city of Jaisalmer. The first settlements outside the fort walls, to accommodate the growing population of Jaisalmer, are said to have come up in the 17th century.
Patwon Ki Haveli is one of the most popular spots in Jaisalmer, which is not just a single building, but a combination of five different Havelis, each with a distinct quality of its own. With its unique architecture, Patwon Ki Haveli is one of the most significant Havelis in Jaisalmer and Rajasthan.