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Home>>History Of Jaisalmer

History Of Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer is also called the golden beauty of Rajasthan. Jaisalmer is also the centre for performing arts, craft and its famous paintings. The History of Jaisalmer can be traced back to 1156 A.D., when Rawal Jaisal established his kingdom in the middle of the huge and arid Thar Desert.

History of Jaisalmer is very interesting. The Bhatti Rajput chieftain Rawal Jaisal founded Jaisalmer in 1156. The legend goes that the occupied found a Jaisalmer as a more secure place to build castle. This castle was built on the Trikuta Hill. The myth also goes on to say that Lord Krishna had put water on the hill so that Arjuna could drink it when thirsty. The top of hill obtainable the safest fort location, dominating and surveying the desert for miles. The history of Jaisalmer is complete with a number of legends as well. According to one, Lord Krishna had predicted that a successor of the Yadav clan would establish a terrifying kingdom atop the Trikuta Hill in Jaisalmer. True to his words, Rawal Jaisal recognized his kingdom on this very hill.

This amber-hued city, in the heart of the desert, dazzles gloriously in the early morning. The sunset has a peculiar glow here. As the night descends, the sky goes up in flames, which fade leaving a few embers, till it becomes black. A breathtaking sight indeed!

Jaisalmer is famous for cobbled streets, strewn with palaces, forts, temples and havelis. Every house, here, is exquisitely carved, having filigreed work all over. These houses date back to 12th - 15th century. And hence Jaisalmer is called 'the Museum city'.

Most Popular Attractions In Jaisalmer

Vijay Stambh

Synonymous with the tradition of valour and chivalry, Chittorgarh or Chittaur, the capital of Mewar, was under the Rajput rule from the 7th to the mid 16th century.

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Gadsisar Lake, Gadsisar Lake tours, Visit Gadsisar Lake of Rajasthan, Travel to Gadsisar Lake, Beaches and Lakes Gadsisar Lake

 In the dry region of Jaisalmer, Gadsisar Lake has its own importance. The lake was once a major source of water supply in the city of Jaisalmer and as such it is not surprising to find numerous shrines and temples around it.

Jaisalmer Fort

Deep in the heart of the Thar Desert is Jaisalmer, one of the last princely bastions in the region.

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Desert Festival, Desert Festival travel, Desert Festival of Rajasthan, Fair and Festival of Rajasthan, Rajasthan fairs Desert Festival

Once a year in winters and on the middle of the continually rising and falling stark yellow sands of the great Thar Desert, the empty sands around Jaisalmer come alive with the brilliant colour, music and laughter of the Desert Festival.


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