For those who are aspiring to visit Rajasthan, a visit to the city of Jaisalmer is a must. Over the years, Tour to Rajasthan has centered in and around Jaisalmer. Each year, roughly a million tourists hailing from different parts of the world, visit the city. Hence Jaisalmer and Rajasthan have become synonymous terms for many travel-lovers.
Jaisalmer was originally ruled by the 'Bhati Rajputs', who belonged to the warrior class. In 1156 A.D., Jaisalmer, as we see it now, was founded by the ruler of the region named Rawal Jaisal. Hence Jaisalmer was named after the name of its founder.
Like various other Cities in Rajasthan, Jaisalmer is famous for its Monuments and Havelis. The Monuments and Havelis in Jaisalmer, India not only fascinate millions of tourists who come from all over the world, but provide ample information about the History of Rajasthan.
The word "Haveli" in Hindi means 'mansion'. The Monuments and Havelis in Jaisalmer were built by the members Royal Dynasties (mainly Rajputs) of various ages. Such Monuments and Havelis have borne testimony to the artistic brilliance exhibited by the artisans of that era. This is evident from the minute sculptures and carvings on stone across the entire length of the Havelis.
The arched roofs, the porticos, and jharokhas with peacocks sitting on them, create an awesome sight. Such Monuments and Havelis have also been storehouses of ancient art and crafts that are contained in a wide variety of articles from carpets to paintings.
The Monuments and Havelis in Jaisalmer have also displayed a fusion of Hindu and Mughal styles of art and architecture.