Jaisalmer Fort - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
About Jaisalmer Fort
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.
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Attractions Near Jaisalmer Fort
Salam Singh Ki Haweli (Moti Mahal)
0.4km from Jaisalmer Fort
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.
Patwon ki Haveli/ Patwa Haveli (Kothari's Patwa Haveli)
0.46km from Jaisalmer Fort
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.
1.17km from Jaisalmer Fort
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.
1.22km from Jaisalmer Fort
Vyas Chhatri is an assemblage of golden sandstones, which stands as an edifice of Rajasthani architecture. It was built in order to honour Sage Vyasa, who compiled the 300,000 verses of the epic Mahabharata.
Desert National Park
10.28km from Jaisalmer Fort
Situated in the west Indian state of Rajasthan. This is one of the largest national park covering an area of 3162 sq km. The Desert National Park is an excellent example of the Thar desert.
Parashvanath Jain Mandir lodarva
13.51km from Jaisalmer Fort
Jain Temples situated in the Jaisalmer Fort are a must-visit site in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan. You will find these temples to be very old and high pilgrimage as well as archeological value attached to them. These are a group of Jain temples dating back 12th and 15th centuries and are dedicated to various Jain Tirthankars (Hermits). On the walls of the temples, you can find animal & human figures, carved in the famous Dilwara style.