15 Amazing Tourist Attractions of Jodhpur and Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer is gateway to the Thar Desert and Jodhpur is most extraordinary places to stay in India, Jodhpur and Jaisalmer are the most popular tourist destination in royal state of Rajasthan. The Blue City of Jodhpur and Golden City of Jaisalmer are famous for many tourist attractions and places such as Sam Sand Dunes,Camel Safari,desert festival,Jain Temple,Vyas Chhatri and Mandir Palace.

Tanot Mata Temple

Tannot Mata is temple close to the border and very close to the battle site of Longewala in the district of Jaisalmer. This place is one of the best place to explore in the Thar Desert of Rajasthan and famous tourist destination in India.

Mehrangarh Fort

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Mehrangarh Fort is one of the largest forts in India,situated 410 feet above the city of Jodhpur and enclosed by imposing thick walls. One section of Fort has been serve as museum and knwon as one of the most well-stocked museums in Rajasthan.

Jaisalmer Fort

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Jaisalmer fort is popularly known as Sonar quila or golden fort is a world heritage site of India and one of the largest fortifications in the world. The fort is a must visit place in Jaisalmer city, located in the heart of the city and is one of the most notable monuments  in India.

Umaid Bhawan Palace

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Umaid Bhawan Palace India’s last great Palace and one of the world’s largest private residences. A part of the palace is managed by Taj Hotels and awarded as the World’s best hotel.

Jaswant Thada

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Jaswant Thada at is a cenotaph located in Jodhpur, was built by Maharaja Sardar Singh of the state. This Royal cenotaph with milky-white marble built in commemoration of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II.

Salim Singh Ki Haveli

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Salim Singh Ki Haveli was built by Salim Singh and one of the most famous Havelis in Jaisalmer. Haveli is known for an amazing and distinctive shape and listed as three most impressive Haveli of Rajasthan.

Patwon Ki Haveli

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Patwon ki Haveli is one of the largest havelis in Rajasthan and one of the most popular havelis in Jaisalmer. Haveli is listed among the most beautiful architectural marvels in the city.

Gadsisar Lake

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Gadsisar lake is a must visit site in Jaisalmer, it is a scenic rainwater lake surrounded by the small temples. The lake is an artificial lake built by Raja Rawal Jaisal and sorrounded by artistically carved Chattris, Temples and Shrines.

Balsamand Lake

Balsamand-Lake

Balsamand Lake is a popular picnic spot situated on Jodhpur-Mandore Road and water reservoir to provide water to Mandore. The lake is surrounded by lush green gardens and a summer palace on its shore called Balsamand Lake Palace.

Bada Bagh

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Bada Bagh is a garden complex with chhatris of Maharajas of Jaisalmer state, situated in the outskirts of Jaisalmer. These royal cenotaphs of Maharajas are a popular attraction near Jaisalmer that is frequented by tourists.

Mandore Gardens

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Mandore Garden is one of the famous gardens of Jodhpur, Situated 9km north of the centre of city.Mandore ancient town and garden boasts several monuments,temples and memorials such as high rock terraces,gardens house Chhatris and Ravan temple.

Kuldhara Village

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The ghost village of Kuldhara is one of the most haunted places in India, located at a distance of 18 km from Jaisalmer. Kuldhara ghost village has been abandoned since 1800 and listed as one of the few places in India where paranormal activity has been registered.

Ghanta Ghar

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Ghanta Ghar also known as the clock tower of Rajasthan, Is a beautiful clock tower in the city of Jodhpur. Clock Tower area of Jodhpur is the busiest and largest marketplace in the city, frequented by tourists for shopping.

Thar Heritage Museum

Thar heritage museum of Jaisalmer is one of the famous tourist destination in the city. Heritage Museum of Thar Desert is very interesting museum displaying sea-fossil,ancient manuscripts, weapons and coins.

Desert National Park

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Desert National Park is one of the largest national park in India, situated near the town of Jaisalmer and an excellent example of the ecosystem of the Thar Desert. The park is haven for migratory and resident birds of desert, that includes great Indian bustards and many birds of prey like eagles, harriers, falcons, buzzards, kestrel and vultures.