The Golden City of Rajasthan - Jaisalmer
Jaisalmer is the Royal state in the western Indian state of Rajasthan in the heart of the Thar Desert. The Jaisalmer city is known as the golden city because the yellow sand and the yellow sandstone which is used in every architecture of the Jaisalmer city gives a yellowish-golden tinge to the city and to its surrounding area. The city has much to offer to travelers visiting the splendid city. The main attraction is the Thar desert. The visitors are likely to be attracted to this desert as it holds desert camping and camel safari. There is Kuldhara village at a distance of 15km from Jaisalmer, which holds a major attraction for the tourists who want to experience the thrill of visiting it. The sole attraction for the visitors is that it is a haunted place. This village was established in the 13th century by the prosperous clan of Paliwal Brahmins. It is said that one night the villagers of Kuldhara vanished without a trace. It is also said that the village is cursed and it prevails among the locals that who so ever try to live here will perish and can never survive. Today the place has become a most sought-after destination for the visitors visiting Jaisalmer.
What is Jaisalmer famous for?
Jaisalmer is famous for its desert festival which is held in the month of February every year. The city is housed with the Jaisalmer fort, Jain temples, The Gadisar lake, the Khaba fort, Patwo ki haveli. The city holds some pre-eminent markets to shop – Manak Chowk, Pansari Bazaar, Sadar Bazaar, Bhatia Bazaar, Sonoran Ka Bas, Seema Gram, and Light Of The East. The shopaholics can shop for mirror work embroidery, camel leather products, jewelry, Jaisalmer fossil stone, antiques, carpets, shawls, lamps, and other items from the aforesaid markets.
Where to Stay in Jaisalmer
There are a number of Hotels where you can make your stay cozy-
Hotel Royal Haveli, Shahi Palace Hotel, Moustache Jaisalmer, Sairafort Sarovar Portico, Boutique Helsinki, Palm Jaisal Vilas hotel, Mystic Jaisalmer, Hostelavie Jaisalmer, Hotel Fotiya Jaisalmer, The Golden Camp, Hotel The Silk Route, Hotel Heritage House.
Where to Eat in Jaisalmer
There are a number of restaurants where one can satiate one’s appetite-
The Lal Garh, Prithvi restaurant, The turban restaurant & cafe, Restaurant Romany, Hotel Pol Haveli Restaurant, Chaisalmer, Pleasant Haveli – Roof Top Restaurant, Green Park Restaurant, The Panorma Jaisalmer, Gajis Restaurant, The Jaisal Treat, Thakurji Restaurant, The Hideout Café Restaurant, Killa Corner, Suryagarh Restaurant.