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Jaisalmer- A Desert Region of Rajasthan

Jaisalmer "The Golden City", is a town in the Indian state of Rajasthan. The town stands on a ridge of yellowish sandstone, Crowned by a fort, which contains the palace and several ornate Jain temples. Many of the Houses and temples are finely sculptured. It lies in the heart of the Thar desert Maharawal Jaisal Founded the fort & town of JAISALMER in the year 1156 AD after having shifted his capital from ludharva (18 Kms away from Jaisalmer ) to a safer place. The ruling family of the erstwhile Jaisalmer State belonged to Bhati clan of Yadu Rajputs of Chandrawasnshi (Lunar) race who claim descent from Lord Krishna ,the defied hero who ruled at Dwarka.The historical origin of Bahttis can be inferred from the couplet which says that the yadu rajputs ruled and constructed forst at Kashi, Madhura, Pragvad, Gajni, Bhatner,Digam,Dirwal,Lodurva and ninth in jaisalmer.(Gajni is in Afganisthan and Dirawal is now in Pakistan)

The Golden Fort or "Sonar Killa", built of sandstone of the jurrassic periof on the Trikuta Hill (the triple peaked hill). It grows out of a rock in an undulating sea of sand .The imposing fort is awe-inspiring protected by rugged high walls, approachable through four successive gates, The Akhaiy Pol, the ganesh Pol ,The Suraj Pol and The Hawa Pol. The palaces of the rules built atop the main entrance, from an imposing edifice crowned by a huge umbrella of metal mounted on a stone shaft. The fort also hoi\uses many old Hindu aswell as jain temples and beautifully carved havelis. The entire living area is well protected within the ramparts of the fort.

PATAWA HAVELI

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One of the Most exquisite buildings in the walled city. Which truly exemplifies the architechtural style typical of erstwhile Rajputana.It is five storeys high and the extensive corridors and chambers are supported by intricately carved pillars

NATHMAL KI HAVELI

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Carved by lalu and Hathi two brothers for the Prime Minister of State Nathmali in 19th century.The most interesting is the brothers worked separately. One on the right side and other on the left side . the result is a absolute symphony epitomizing the side by side symmetry during construction. The haveli is richly carved and the inner chambers are decorated with miniature paintings.

SALIM SINGH KI HAVELI

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The five stroryed structure dominates the skyline of the walled city due to its form. It was built some 200 year age by Salim singh .A powerful Chief Minister of Jaisalmer. The haveli begins with a marrow dimension below with an elaborate projecting balcony on the top storey. It is distinguished by the blue cupola roof.

MANDIR PALACE

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The excellent palace complex located mear amar Sagar gate. Is the house of former roywl family .The Tazia rising from the palace is the landmark for the town .The building forms are interesting and the facades are richly carved.

GADSISAR LAKE

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This rainwater lake was once the major supplier of potable water in the town today it us a big attraction for the picnickers in the deseert city. Sacred shrine and well-laid gardens flank the lake. A varied collection of beautiful brides can be observed fluttering about here..

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