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Jodhpur And Jaisalmer Travel Guide

Jodhpur and Jaisalmer are two historic cities and prominent tourist destinations in Indian state of
Rajasthan. A number of tourists from all over the world visit these cities to explore their charm and
attractions. Jodhpur and Jaisalmer travel guide will help you significantly explore these cities in
most convenient and enjoyable way.

Jodhpur Travel Guide

Positioned on the edge of the Thar Desert (Great Indian Desert), Jodhpur is the second largest
city of Rajasthan after the state capital Jaipur. This majestic city was founded in 1459 by Rao
Jodha, a Rajput chief of the Rathore clan. Famed as Blue City, this city is a prominent tourist
destination, featuring many magnificent forts, elegant palaces and beautiful temples. The city
enjoys the bright sunny weather all year round. Thats why; it is also known as the Sun City. The
most coveted tourist attraction in this city is the mammoth Mehrangarh Fort. There are many blue
painted houses around this majestic fort complex. Thats why; it is also known as the Blue City of

Being a prominent tourist destination of Rajasthan, the city has lots to offer its visitors. Major
attractions in this city include Jaswant Thada Memorial, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Mehrangarh Fort,
Rajasthan High Court, Sardar Museum, Clock Tower, Balsamand Lake & Palace, and Mandore
Gardens. Tourists can also take excursion to nearby places and traditional villages of the Thar

Jodhpur is well-connected with road, train and air. It is mostly connected with railways to almost all
major cities of India. Delhi is the most convenient base to visit this royal and majestic city in

Jaisalmer Travel Guide

Located in the heart of the Thar Desert (the Great Indian Desert), Jaisalmer is an historic city and
wonderful tourist destination to visit in Rajasthan. Famed as the Golden City of India, it was once
known as Jaisalmer State. Standing on a ridge of yellowish sandstone, this magnificent city is
crowned by a majestic fort; the Jaisalmer Fort also called Sonar Kila or Golden Fort.

The Golden Fort (Sonar Kila) is the most important tourist attraction in the city. It is considered as
one of seven wonders in India. The fort complex houses many exquisite Jain temples, Hindu
temples, residential buildings and splendid havelis which are known for fine sculptures. There also
many havelis in this city which are popular among tourists. Popular havelis of this city include
Patwon-Ki-Haveli, Salem-Singh-Ki-Haveli, Nathmalji-Ki-Haveli, Shreenath Haveli, etc.
There are also some prosperous museums in this city, featuring Desert Culture Centre & Museum,
Jaisalmer Folklore Museum, Government Museum, etc. Desert National Park, Sam Sand Dunes,
Khuri Village, Gadsisar Lake, etc are other attractions in the city. Jaisalmer is also gateway to the
Thar Desert. Tourists can enjoy best of desert tourism around by camel safari ride. Desert Festival
also attracts tourists. The city is well-connected by road and train.

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