Jaisalmer is named after Maharaja Jaisal Singh, a Rajput king who founded the city in 1156. Showcasing the royal heritage and culture, the city lies in the heart of the great Indian Thar Desert; it was an oasis in the old camel trade routes.
The town is also referred as “Golden City” as it stands on a ridge of yellowish sandstone. Jaisalmer is famous for its glorious heritage, historical monuments, the majestic fort and centuries old Hawelis with art carven work of stone scattered all over the city, boasting of its royal grandeur. Jaisalmer is among the most alluring tourist destinations in Rajasthan state. With its wildlife reserves, exciting camel safaris, sand dunes and joyful people, Jaisalmer is revered by both foreign and domestic tourists. Tourism plays an important factor in the booming economy of the district.
- Jaisalmer Fort
- Jain temples
- Gadsisar Lake