Jaisalmer City Tour – A Good Option of North India Tours

North India is one of the most important parts of India tourism. It boasts some of globally famous tourist destinations and travel circuits like Jaipur, Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Delhi, Agra, Kashmir, Ladakh, Varanasi, Golden Triangle, Desert Triangle, etc. Every year a large gathering of tourists from all over the world embark on north India tours and travels. And yes, this fascinating part of India never fails to lure its visitors with its unique geographical and cultural features.

Among most popular tourist destinations of north India is Jaisalmer. Jaisalmer is a wonderful place to visit in north India. Sited in the heart of Great Indian Desert (called Thar Desert), this city is located in the state of Rajasthan. This city is also described as the Golden City of India. Most of buildings in this city are built in yellow sand stone and when sunrays fall on impressive buildings they radiate like gold. Hence the city is called the Golden City. The city crowned by a grandiose fort complex called Jaisalmer Ka Kila or Jaisalmer Durg or Jaisalmer Fort or Golden Fort of Sonar Kila.

The Golden Fort is perhaps the most impressive tourist attraction in the city. Located atop the Trikuta Hill this magnificent fort was built in the year of 1156 by the Bhatti Raput Ruler, Jaisal. This fort has been witnessed many battles and is one of the invincible forts in India. It is also the ancient living fort complex in India. About a quarter of Jaisalmer population still inhabits inside the fort complex of Sonar Kila. The fort complex houses many beautiful palaces, temples and havelis. Raj Mahal (Royal Palace), Jain Temples, Laxmi Nath Temple and Havelis are featured attractions of the Golden Fort Complex. The Fort Complex is also one of the Seven Wonders of India and a must visit attraction of North India tours and travels.

Patwon-Ki-Haveli is a five storey haveli complex in the city. It is one of the largest and most impressive havelis in Jaisalmer and Rajasthan as well. Salim Singh Ji Ki Haveli is noted for marvelously domed top capped with azure cupolas and carved brackets in the forms of peacocks. Nathmalji Ki Haveli is one another worth visit attraction in the city. It is noted for its beautifully decorated façade with stone sculptures of flowers, birds, elephants and soldiers. Simla Haveli is a 500 year old building sited in the complex of magnificent Sonar Kila. Haveli Shreenath is a 450 year old beautiful haveli in the city. Gadsisar Lake is also a worth visit attraction in the city. It is a scenic rainwater lake enclosed by small but beautiful temples and shrines.

A trip to Jaisalmer is incomplete without enjoy the charm of camel ride. Tourists have wonderful opportunity to enjoy the charm of rippling sand dunes of vast Thar Desert by exciting camel safari. Desert National Park, Folk Museum, Government Museum, Khuri Village, Desert Culture Centre & Museum, etc are other attractions of Jaisalmer city tours in North India.

Besides Jaisalmer there are many other fascinating tourist destinations in North India. Agra, Varanasi, Kashmir, Jaipur, etc are also attractions of North India tours. Agra is very famous for the magnificent Taj Mahal. Varanasi is famous for north India temple tours and Jaipur is famous for elegant forts and palaces. There are an exciting range of north India tour packages available in the market to choose. From just choose a right package which covers city tour of Jaisalmer and treasure the charming blend of desert, forts, palaces and temples. Certainly you will have a lifetime experience.

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