Amid the sprawling Thar Desert lies the golden city of Rajasthan, Jaisalmer. The city’s most impressive site is Jaisalmer Fort. This hill-fort is a World Heritage Site and a major tourist attraction in Jaisalmer, dating back to 1156 AD. It is built majorly from yellow sandstone and that owes to the fact that is often referred to as Sonar Kila. Raj Mahal, Laxminath Temple, Merchant Havelis and the gateways are major attractions of the Jaisalmer Fort. This otherwise arid city has a glinting lake, Gadsisar, which is blessed with beautiful view of ruins and shrines.
Jaisalmer is also acclaimed for its Jain heritage. The Group of Jain Temples is dedicated to Tirthankaras is an important pilgrimage site for the followers of Jainism. The temples are embellished with detailed carvings and sculptures chiseled on stones. On your trip to Jaisalmer don’t forget to visit Desert National Park, where you can witness the expansive ecosystem around a desert. The city’s exuberance ascends as The Desert Festival comes around the corner, in February.