The Great Indian Thar Desert, a subtropical desert, is the most visited destination in the north-western Indian subcontinent extending from the Sutlej River to the Great Rann of Kutch and from Aravalli Ranges to the Indus River.
It is the eighteenth largest subtropical desert of the world that is also the heaviest populated among all deserts. Not only this, but more than forty percent of Rajasthan's total population also live here; therefore, it's the best tourist destination to have a feel of Rajasthani tradition and culture.
The Jewel of the desert with its amazing forts includes one of the oldest living Fort the Jaisalmer Fort, where camel safaris, golden dunes, traditional dresses, unique jewelry, colorful culture, sumptuous Rajasthani food, endangered species and much more attracts the tourists from far off places. Though they are many desert tourism in the world there is nothing better than Thar desert tourism.
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From camel safari to arranging a delicious lunch or dinner deep in the desert, they have special provisions all over. Arranging for watching desert fox, deer, blackbucks, chinkara, blue bulls, eagles and other endangered species to luxuriously making you watch the sunset over the dunes, while arranging for you to spend the entire night under the glazing stars, and enjoying traditional folklores performances they are expert in all.
The Camel Safari in Jaisalmer is another prime attraction to see the Jaislmer's culture and tradition, in and out. The Camel Safari is usually preferred over the Jeep Safaris as the deserts can only provide you this luxurious and unique way of exploring the tourist places in Jaisalmer.
The Flora of Jaisalmer deserves a special mention among the other attractions, as it is not more natural for the plants to bear the extreme temperatures of the desert, whether it is too high or too low. The herbaceous plants like Sewan, Kheri, Prosopis juliflora Cactus, Acacia nilotica, and Neem are few of the major attractions among the flora that attracts the tourists.
The Fauna of the Jaisalmer is of no less unique and from amazing creatures to beautiful birds, includes the birds of prey, such as Vultures, Eagles, falcons, harriers, kestrels, buzzards, and much more. There are many types of eagles here to mesmerize you like Short-toed eagles, Tawny eagles, and Greater Spotted Eagles, etc. The Desert Warble, the Great Indian Bustard, and the Short-eared Owl are few of the other tourist attractions here.
Though it's a desert, river Luni, river Ghaggara, Tobias, or Johads besides the Rajasthan Canal system provides water in the entire Thar and assures the water availability throughout the year.
Kuldhara heritage village is another most visited village here. It's an abandoned village of the Jaisalmer district and goes with many traditional legends as to how and why the village got abandoned overnight. Though it's not of a much of tourist attraction but without visiting this village, the Jaisalmer tour would remain incomplete.
The Indian Thar Desert has eleven national parks and wildlife sanctuaries. The Rann of Kutch and the Nara Desert Wildlife Sanctuary are among the most visited besides other wildlife parks as the Desert National Park, Wild Ass Wildlife Sanctuary, Indian Wild Ass Sanctuary. One can avail any package from Indian Travel Stores, Rajasthan Tour Packages and can explore the Jewel of deserts along with their family and friends.
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Few Of The Must-Visit Places Of Jaisalmer Are
1. Jaisalmer Fort
Jaisalmer Fort, renowned as Golden Fort of Rajasthan, constructed by Raja Jaisal, the Rajput ruler of 1156 AD with golden and yellow mixed sandstone to offer it a magical look displays the real majesty and affluence of Rajasthan.
It's among the largest forts of the world, and with its 99 turrets, it stands tall like a mirage in the desert. It's open on all the days from 9 am to 5 pm. The best thing here is to have delicious cuisines in various eateries besides the never-tiring street shopping of various Rajasthani traditional crafts.
2. Bada Bagh
Bada Bagh, the massive Garden construction, was started by Maharawal Jait Singh and was completed by his son Lunakaran after his death, during the 16th century. The garden, in those days, was considered as a memorial and was used to cremate the nobles and their families.
The sunrise here is as beautiful as the sunset and add a unique attraction to this garden, which is though in an isolated place but often visited by the tourists.
Patwon-Ki-Haveli, located in the central city, was built by Guman Chand and his sons, the famous trader of his times by yellow sandstone. With five havelis intricately decorated, it is a five-storied palace out of which the third haveli depicts the local architecture of the golden era, and one of the havelis is converted to a museum. The vast corridors with nicely decorated walls reflect the grandeur of those ancient times, along with displaying the cultural heritage of its time.
4. The Desert Safari Of Sam Sand Dunes
There's no point in being to Jaisalmer without undertaking a Desert Safari in Jaisalmer. The safari in the crests and troughs besides sand dunes on the camelback with sunset on one side would be a real picturesque view you can't resist to shutterbug.
And if fortunately, you are there in February or March during the Desert Festival, you would be a real lucky tourist to have the real glimpse of Rajasthan with folk dances, puppet shows, camel races, traditional delicacies, and many other traditional and cultural things in the offing.
From Desert Safari to Desert Camping to Paragliding and a visit to Desert National Park and Sanctuary would make your visit worth to carry numerous sweet experiences with you. You could easily have a good desert camp in Jaisalmer. Indian Travel Stores has association with many desert camps in Jaisalmer and can easily get you the best desert camp in Jaisalmer.
5. The Thar Heritage Museum
The Thar Heritage Museum, founded by Laxmi Narayan Khatri, is situated in the city's primary market. The museum houses the ancient glory of the Rajasthan from old manuscripts, other documents, traditional ornaments, coins of Jaisalmer, weapons, Sea fossils, and much more displaying the great and glorious culture, art, and architecture of Rajasthan of those days in its true essence. The puppet show, besides a short visit to the Silk Route Art Gallery, is the other attractions of this place.
6. Gadisar Lake
Gadisar lake, constructed by Raja Rawal Jaisal and later reconstructed by Maharawal Garsi in 367AD, is nearly a km away from the fort. The yellow sandstone entrance with several artistically carved temples, holy shrines, and Chattris around the lakes give it a mesmerizing view.
The lake instead fulfills the water requirements of the surrounding habitats more than providing them a picturesque beauty in addition to providing them a grand opportunity to picnic and enjoy boat riding. Visiting the nearby folklore museum along with the historic Tilon Ki Pol gate are the other attractions of this area.
Nathmal-Ki-Haveli, built by two Muslim jeweler brothers along with the craftsmen working on one side and them on the other hand, though they were not the stone carvers, on the advice of their then prime minister. And it led to a similar structure on the left and the right side but not the identical one.
It's exterior's extraordinary outer carvings and beautiful interiors with fantastic paintings displaying the amalgamation of Islamic and Rajputana culture, traditions, and architecture make this Haveli one of the most visited and beautiful havelis in Jaisalmer where you can't keep your shutterbugs remain idle.
8. Jain Temples
Yellow Sandstone Jain Temples inside the Jaisalmer Fort are dedicated to Jain Tirthankaras of the 12th century, are best known for their exclusive architecture similar to that of the Dilwara temple of Mt. Abu.
It is visited more for it's spiritually as pilgrimage besides being visited for its architecture and history. The Gyan Bhandar library and a visit to Jaisalmer Fort are the few of the attractions near these Jain Temples, which are not to miss on being there. These temples are open from 7 am to 12 pm daily.
9. Salim Singh Ki Haveli
Salim Singh Ki Haveli, mostly visited for its stunning and eye-catching distinctive architecture with 38 balconies and peacock shaped roof was built by the then minister, Salim Singh, who aspired to construct the tallest fort but was restricted by the then king to prohibit him from doing so.
Kuldhara, the ruined and abandoned ghost town of Paliwal Brahmins, was once a flourishing town departed and abandoned within a night to prevent the then state minister Salim Singh from forcefully marrying the village chief's daughter.
It's a legend that while abandoning the Paliwal Brahmins, cursed the village to remain abandoned to the extent that it is till date abandoned after so many centuries. Silk Route Art Gallery, Raja ka Mahal, Baal Mahal, Jaisalmer War Museum, and Desert National Park and Sanctuary are few of the most visited places nearby Kuldhara.
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There is more than one reason to visit tourist places in Jaisalmer as The Great Indian Thar Desert, is no doubt 'The jewel of Deserts' in its right essence. It has mesmerizing destination spots for all from spiritual to adventurous visitors and from nature lovers to wanderlust tourists, to give them their heart delight in one way or another.
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