Tourist Attractions of Jaisalmer Tours
Jaisalmer Tourism, For
those who are not tired Visiting the Historical sites dotting Jaisalmer and
are ready for another nice walk on the long stretch of Desert, there are
fascinating options galore to explore Around the famous city. Though
visiting most of the places to the west of NH 15 are barred for visitors,
but some tourist sites have been exempted including the Bada Bagh, Mool
Sagar and Sam Sand Dunes.
Bada Bagh (7 km):
Bada Bagh, situated on the Ramgarh Road, is Famous for a dam called Jait
Bandh and a tank named Jait Sar. Its construction was initiated by Maharaja
Jait Singh in the 16th century and was given the final touches by his son
Lunakaran. Lying close to the garden is a pillar called Govardhan Stambh and
cenotaphs or Chhatris of Bhatti rulers, including Maharaja Jait Singh.
Amar Sagar (7 km):
Amar Sagar Lake is famous for its scenic beauty and Attractions situated
adjacent to the lake. There is a palace called Amar Sagar Palace, which was
built by Maharaja Akhai Singh in the 17th century. This five storied
heritage structure has beautifully painted murals and carved pillars. There
is also a Shiva temple, some step wells and ponds situated on the large
pavilions facing the lake.
Lodhruva (15 km):
Lodhruva was the capital of the Bhatti Rajputs, before they moved to
Jaisalmer. The main attraction of this place are the ruins of ancient Jain
Temples and peacocks, which are abundant in this area. The temples are built
of yellow sandstone and have prominent jaali work in their arches, that
resemble the Dilwara Temples.
Mool Sagar (9 km):
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An erstwhile summer retreat of the royal family of Jaisalmer, it is today a
pleasant Tourist Spot with a small garden and a tank. This complex was
constructed in the year 1815, by Maharawal Moolraj II, who had a passion for
art. This is evident from the murals that are beautifully painted on the
walls of the Raj Mahal. You will also find a Shiva Temple here, which is
carved out of two large blocks of sandstone.
Kuldhara (25 km):
Kuldhara village is among the 84 villages resided by the Paliwals. It was
once a flourishing village resided by 600 families, but it was later
deserted by the Paliwals for several reasons. You will find here exemplary
structures like wells, two tiered houses and temples, with carved
sculptures, evident of their artistic skills and heritage.
Desert National Park and Sanctuary (42 km):
For the wildlife lovers, there is no better place you can find than the
Desert National Park. It is a one of the largest conserved areas of India,
spanning to a whooping 3100 sq km. It is an apt place for camping, jeep
safaris, treks and bird watching. Apart from being a home to a wide variety
of mammals, it also has many migratory birds visiting, especially the Great
Indian Bustard, Tawny Eagles, Laager Falcons and Kestrels.
Sam Sand Dunes (42 km):
If till now you have been missing a Desert Safari, then the best way is to
come to the Sam Sand Dunes and loose yourself in the vast stretches of land,
blanketed with yellow sand. Get on the Camel Safari back and let it take you
through the crests and troughs of the buttery sand sheets. It would be a
memorable experience if you come here in the month of Feb-Mar, when the
desert festival brings a collage of Rajasthani culture absorbed in this
place. Experience the fun with the puppet shows, Camel races and folk
performances organized during the fest.
Khuri (40 km):
Due to huge Tourist traffic in the Sam Sand Dunes, Khuri Sand Dunes are
also picking up as as an attraction. Khuri is a small village abundant in
mud houses and Camels. The sunset view from here and the ethnic Rajasthani
cuisine served here, are simply amazing. After sunset, you can also enjoy
kalbelia performances and campfires.
Sleeping & Eating:
Basic rooms are available for stay in Khuri as well as in Sam. In Khuri,
you can book a room in Badal House or Khuri Resort. While in Sam, there is
RTDC Hotel Sam Dhani and the Dune Safari Camp which is equipped with swiss
tents and bathrooms.
Getting Around Jaisalmer:
Jaisalmer Trip, Regular buses are available from Jaisalmer Sam Sand Dunes, Lodhruva,
Khuri and other destinations. The ticket charges are reasonable (Rs 20-25).