Central India Travel Guide

Sonar Fort or Jaisalmer Fort

Sonar Fort holds a special place in Jaisalmers scenic spot This fort is built on the Trikut hill at an altitude of about 80 meters. Also called the Jaisalmer Fort It was built by King Raval Jaisal in 1156. This fort has four doors, the ultimate poll, Suraj pole, Ganesh pole and the air pole. And 99 is a turret. Within Sonar Fort there are many important buildings that are specially visible, including Moti Mahal, Rang Mahal, Raj Vilas etc. The castle is a sample of architecture and fine workmanship. There are also some Jain temples built from 12th to 15th century. Which is worth seeing.

Patwa Haveli / Patwon ki Haveli (Kotharis Patwa Haveli)

This 5 Havelia built near Jain Bhawan is the heritage of 5 brothers. They were built from 1800 to 1860. They were built by 5 sons of Gumanal Bafna. The lattice windows, vaulted ceilings, and colorful glasswork of these haveli are worth seeing.

Deewan nathmal ki haveli

Located in Maheshwari Mohalla, this huge mansion was built by Deewan Nathal in 1881-85. Nathal Mahavarwal was a deau in the time of Ranjit Singh and Barishal Singh. The structure of the windows of this mansion, Barois and Tibriois, is worth seeing. Since this mansion comes in residential work. So it can only be seen from the outside.

Salam Singh Ki Haweli (Moti Mahal)

Located on the eastern slope of Sonar Fort, this mansion was built by Diwan Salim Singh in 1825. This mansion is one of the most beautiful and lavish havelis in Jaisalmers scenic spot. The upper part of this mansion is also called Moti Mahal. It is very beautiful. Although this mansion comes in residential work, it can still be seen.

Gadisar lake

This lake is built on the eastern gate of Jaisalmer. This is Jaisalmer Vasas main water source. Here rain water is collected. Its entrance is called the pole of the hills. This polar was constructed by a prostitute named Tilo in 1909. It is said that at that time the Maharaja had ordered to break it when it was formed. Because of this gate built by a prostitute, the Maharajal was not able to undergo anything. At that time, Tilo had built a temple here by establishing the statue of Satyanarayan at this gate, to save this door from breaking down. Thus, it was avoided to break the pole. The palaces, chhathrias, temples, garden houses etc. have remained on the banks of this lake. Whose beauty is created only by looking at beauty.

Lok Kala Sangrahalaya

This museum is situated near the Gadasisar Sarovar. In this museum, Jaisalmers archives related to folk culture, instrumental instruments, ornaments, artistic illustrations, Jasalemars history related documents, puppets etc. are collected. This museum was founded by writer, poet and teacher Nand Kishore Sharma in 1984.

Places To Visit In Jaisalmer

Places to visit near Jaisalmer

  • Amar Sagar Lake
  • Bada Bagh and Chhataria
  • Lodhva
  • Wood Fasil Park
  • Sandy beaches of the community
  • National Math Garden