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Monday, December 31, 2012

A trip to Jaisalmer

Huge sturdy walls with its ninty-nine bastions, enclosing the still inhabited narrow lanes of the old city with its havelis and mansions, the majestic palace rising over the horizon reminds us of the city's past splendour. The citadel and the havelis are all built with the same rich honey coloured sandstone making the city appear to be enameled with gold, hence the name 'Golden City'. The city was once an important trade route of camel-train caravans between India and Central Asia. Great wealth is brought here from different countries and the city florished for several ages. Jaisalmer experienced its share of seiges but the damage was minimum compared to the rest.

Tourist InformationTourist Reception Center ph: 02992-252406


Jaisalmer Fort
Maharaja's Palace
Jain Temples
Laxminath temple
Salim Singh-ki-haveli
Gadi Sagar
Excursions around Jaisalmer
Lodhruva Jain Temples
Sam Sand Dunes - Desert National Park
Barmer - hosts the Thar Festival

What you can do

ToursJaisalmer Camel Safaris
: Jaisalmer is famous fro its stunning embroidery, bedspreads, mirror-work wallhangings, oil lamps, stone works khadi textiles, carpets, shawls and antiques

Where you can stay

Shahi Palace ph: 02992-255920;
Residency Centerpoint Paying Guest House ph: 02992-252883;
Desert Moon ph: 02992-250116;
Hotel Jaisal Palace ph: 02992-252717;
Fifu Guest House ph: 02992-252656;
Hotel The Royal Guest House ph: 9252808707;
Hotel Nachana Haveli ph: 02992-252538;
Jawahar Niwas Palace ph: 02992-252208;

Top End
Mandir Palace ph: 02992-252788;
Gorbandh Palace Hotel ph: 02992-253801;
Hotel Rajwada ph: 02992-2786835;

Where you can eat

Chandan Shree Restaurant (All you can eat Gujarati, Bengali, Rajastani and Punjabi Thalis) Hanuman Chowk
Desert Boy's Dhani (veg) Seemagram Campus
Trio (Barbecue tandoori Thali) Gandhi Chowk
Saffron (veg and non-veg) mains
Little Italy (veg pizzas) First Fort Gate

Getting there and away
A well connected city. Buses, trains and planes are available from all major cities.

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