From atop the Trikuta Hill, the Jaisalmer Fort casts its magical
spell in the heart of every tourist. The fort was constructed by
Rai Jaisala in the 12th century when he wanted a more secure
place than Lodurva to serve as his capital. The fort is a symbol
of an era gone by that is still alive in in its remnants.
Nathmalji Ki Haveli -Jaisalmer
Elephants carved out of yellow sandstone
guard this Haveli built by the Prime Minister of Jaisalmer in
1855. Two brothers, Hathu and Lallu constructed each side of the
haveli. The whole mansion looks perfectly harmonious but you will
notice that the right and left side of the building differs
slightly in details.
Desert National Park -Jaisalmer
40 km away,lying south-west of
Jaisalmer, it is a protected bio- sphere reserve spreading over
3000 Sq. km. The awe-inspiring Sam sand dunes are within the
park. This is also the bustard breeding location and wildlife
where you can see the Indian Gazelle, Chinkara, Eagle and many
such birds and animals. Foreign tourists require permission from
the District Magistrate and Desert National Park Office to enter
this area. Domestic tourists require permission from the Desert
National Park Office.Loduva, 18 km away, has the ruins of the
earlier capital and Jain temples, which are being, rebuild as
reminders of its past splendour.
Gadisar had once supplied water to the city; a courtesan has
built the temples and archways around it.