The undisputed highlight of Jaisalmer is its yellow fortress, which rises above the city on Trikuta Hill. Buttressed by 99 bastions and high walls, this fort is no relic. Nearly a quarter of Jaisalmer’s population still lives in the old fort, which has its own water supply and timeless ambience.
Patwon Ki Haveli
These five wonderfully ornate houses built between 1800 and 1860 are connected from within, offering a rare look inside a traditional Rajasthani haveli. Inside this structure visitors will find the Basant Art Emporium, one of the finest places to purchase regional handicrafts in Jaisalmer
Gadsisar Sagar Tank
Gadsisar Sagar Tank is one of the most beautiful tourist attractions in Jaisalmer. A famous picnic spot, the Tank attracts hundreds of migratory birds during the winter season.
Nathmalji Ki Haveli
Built in the 19th century, the haveli is an epitome of side-by-side symmetry. Standing as guards to the haveli are huge tuskers carved out of yellow sandstone. The attractions of the haveli include miniature style paintings.
These are ancient and impressive temples were built by the Jain Hermits in 12th century. The Dilwara style of the temples is very unique to this region, and this particular complex is one of the world’s best. Inside walls are covered in carved images of animals and people, again in the famous Dilwara style. Also in this same complex, the Astapadhi Temples are worth a look.