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The city of Jaisalmer evokes a true picture of magnificence and brilliance of Rajasthan. One of state's best loved tourist destinations, Jaisalmer is worldwide famous for its hospitality and culture. Desert festival is celebrated every year in the month of January/ February, where camel races and folk dances are organized. It's indeed a perfect time to visit the city during Desert festival, which reverberates to the sound of harmonious tunes and Rajasthani rhythms.

Tourism Attractions

Jaisalmer Fort :
Built in 1156 by the Bhati Rajput ruler Jaisal, it is situated on Trikuta Hill and had been the scene of many battles. Its massive sandstone walls are a tawny lion color during the day, turning to a magical honey-gold as the sun sets. The famous Indian film director Satyajit Ray wrote a detective novel and later turned it into a film - Sonar Kella (The Golden Fortress) which was based on this fort. This is a living fort and about a quarter of city's population still live inside the fort. The main attractions inside the fort are: Raj Mahal (Royal palace), Jain temples and the Laxminath temple.

Salim Singh-ki-Haveli :
It was built by the scheming Prime Minister Salim Singh in 1815. It has a beautifully arched roof capped with blue cupolas and carved brackets in the form of peacocks.

Patwon-ki-Haveli :
Built by Guman Chand Patwa (and later by his five sons), a wealthy merchant and banker who had over three hundred trading centres from Afghanistan to China. This ornate five-storey complex took fifty years to complete. This is the largest, the most magnificent, and the most elaborate of Jaisalmer havelis.

Nathmalji-ki-Haveli :
Bult by a Prime Minister of princely state of Jaisalmer. Its facade is a riot of ornamentation: flowers, birds, elephants, soldiers, a bicycle and even a steam engine

Bara Bagh :

Bada Bagh is about halfway between Jaisalmer and Lodhruva in the state of Rajastan in India.A descendant of Jaisal and maharaja of Jaisalamer, Jai Singh II, commissioned a dam to create a water tank during his reign in the 18th century. This made the desert green in this area.

The Desert National Park :

Desert National Park, Rajasthan, India, is situated in the west Indian state of Rajasthan near the town of Jaisalmer. This is one of the largest national parks, covering an area of 3162 km². The Desert National Park is an excellent example of the ecosystem of the Thar Desert. Sand dunes form around 20% of the Park. The major landform consists of craggy rocks and compact salt lake bottoms, intermedial areas and fixed dunes. Despite a fragile ecosystem there exists an abundance of birdlife. The endangered Great Indian Bustard is one magnificent bird found in relatively fair numbers. It migrates locally in different seasons.
 
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