The hotel travel desk offers tailor-made tours of the city, fort and surrounding area. Camel safaris are a speciality. Peeru Khan, with 15 years experience of satisfying a wide range of customers’ needs, is ideally placed to help provide you with your perfect holiday experience.
There are many wonderful sights to see in and around Jaisalmer from the Sona Killa or Golden Fort, which stands majestic and proud - is thought to be the only lived in Fort in India to the beautifully carved Havelis (old buildings) to Gadasar Lake - where you can be rowed at your leisure to the Villages and Temples outside of Jaisalmer and of course the Dunes, where best to see the sunset. Some of which can be seen on this page and also on the next. If you click on the below logo you will be able to see my other website - Time Travel
Our sister company, Time Travel India, which is recognised by the Government of Rajasthan Department of Tourism, Art and Culture, will be able to organise your local sightseeing and Camel/Jeep safari or if you require more help with getting around India they can arrange your tour.
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Gadisar Lake is one of the major tourist attractions of Jaisalmer. Just leave the madding crowd behind and venture towards the outskirts and you will find yourself next to the famous Gadisar Lake . Contrary to the popular belief, it is not an oasis but a water conservation tank made around 1400 A.D. by the then maharaja of Jaisalmer, Maharwal Gadsi Singh. Can you believe this structure just outside the city walls once acted as a reservoir that controlled the entire supply of water to the arid city!
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 famous Dilwara style.
Jaisalmer Fort is a monument worth visiting and worth retaining in your conscious mind. Like various other cities of Rajasthan, in Jaisalmer too you will find different facets of its own glorious heritage. Though you can find historical monuments scattered all over the city, the Jaisalmer Fort will immediately command your attention. Made of sand stones and locally known as Sonar Killa, the Jaisalmer Fort is a dominating structure amidst sands. The city is said to be founded by one Raja Rawal Jaisal, a Bhatti Rajput ruler, in approximately 1156 A D. Legends go by that he did it on the behest of a local hermit named Eesaal. The Raja choose Trikuta hill as the new site for his fort as his earlier adobe at Luderwa (16 k.m from present Jaisalmer) was too vulnerable to his comfort.
Jaisalmer, renowned for its magnificent 9th centuries old golden fort, amazing sand dunes and intricate stone carvings in the houses of the ancient city is any visitors delight. A prominent landmark in this spectacular heritage city is Mandir Palace, which had been the residence of the rulers of Jaisalmer for more than two centuries. Mandir Palace is an exquisitely carved architectural marvel of ornate balconies, canopies and delicately carved screens that represent a high point of local craftsmanship in its finest and purest form. A noticeable feature of Mandir Palace is its tower called ‘Badal Vilas’, which stands out as the tallest structure below the hilltop city fort.
Salim Singh ki haveli has been built on the remains of an older haveli built in the late 17th century. The new building was built in the year 1815 and was occupied by the Mehta family of Jaisalmer. They were the most influential family of their time. This haveli was commissioned by Salim Singh, the then Prime Minister of the kingdom when Jaisalmer was the capital. The haveli has a distinct architecture. The roof has been constructed in the form of Peacock. The haveli is situated beside the hills near the Jaisalmer Fort. People claim that Salim Singh made two additional floors in order to make it as high as the fort but the Maharaja did not take this attempt in good spirit. He ordered the extra floors to be torn down.
On your arrival in Jaisalmer you will be taken to your hotel where you will freshen up and depending upon your arrival time either you take the city tour today or tomorrow morning. The city sightseeing tour consists of: the Fort, Gadisar Lake, Tazia Tower and the Havelis (Patwan ki Haveli, Nathmalji ki Haveli and Salam Singh Haveli). This will take approximately 3 hours.
The next day your safari will start at approximately 2pm with a sightseeing tour, before the dunes, of temples and villages. You will reach the dunes at approximately 4.30pm where you ride camels for about 2 hours. You will then be taken to the campsite where tents and fires are already set up. On your arrival you will be offered ‘welcome drinks.
While you are watching the sunset and enjoying your drinks the dance programme, which consists of the magical music and exotic dancers of Rajasthan, will be set up so that once sunset is over you can settle down to listen to, watch and join in if you wish to. During the dance programme you will be served your dinner. In the morning at about 7.30am you will be woken with a cup of tea or coffee and then breakfast. At approximately 11am you will return to Jaisalmer and your hotel via villages and Kuldara the Empty City.