Places to See in JaisalmerJaisalmer Fort: Due to its location at the golden stretches of the Thar Desert, this fort is also known as the ‘Sonar Quila’ or the ‘Golden Fort’
Sam Sand Dunes: These are one of the most authentic desert dune sites in whole India
Gadsisar Lake: It is an idyllic getaway to seek peace and tranquillity of mind, away from the bustling and chaotic city life
Salim Singh-Ki Haweli: It has a unique architectural identity and lies within the vicinity of the Jaisalmer fort
Desert National Park: This will give a better understanding of how the plants and animals have survived the aridness of the Thar Desert
A plethora of tourist places in Jaisalmer makes it a holiday-goers’ haven. People flock to this golden city to view its beautiful forts, ancient temples, picturesque lakes and vibrant bazaars. Out of all the Jaisalmer tourist places, the magnificent Jaisalmer Fort is the most well known. Around one-fourth of the city’s population resides inside the fort, making it a buzzing place to visit any time of the day.
Even inside the walls of the fort, you will be amazed to find a wide number of famous tourist places to see in Jaisalmer. The bazaars like Manak Chowk, Pansari Bazaar and Bhatia Bazaar, all lie in and around the fort. If you move a little away from the fort, you will be treated to some mesmerizing lakes like Gadsisar Lake where you can enjoy scenic boat rides or visit preserved historic residences and marvel at their architectural beauty like Salim Singh Ki Haveli and Patwon Ki Haveli.
Just outside the city, you can also take a peek at ancient history by visiting the ruins of the Kuldhara village, which the locals say is haunted! From an abandoned village you can go to a beautiful graveyard which houses craft fully built sandstone chhatris to satiate the architecture lover in you.