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4 Notable Architectures to explore in Jaisalmer

The largest district of Rajasthan. Jaisalmer District lies in the Thar desert, which straddles the border of India and Pakistan.

Jaisalmer FortNear Gopa CHOCK, Dhibba Para, Manak Chowk, Amar Sagar Pol, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan 345001, India

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.

Parashvanath Jain Mandir lodarvaLodurva, Rajasthan 345001, India

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.

Salam Singh Ki Haweli (Moti Mahal)Amar Sagar Pol, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan 345001, India

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.

Vyas ChhatriDr. K. L. Achalvanshi Colony, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan 345001, India

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.