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» Language - Rajasthani, English, Hindi
» Clothings - Cottons in the summer and Very light woollens in the winters.
» Best time - September to February
» Visit Timings- 08am - 06pm (Apr-Oct) ; 09am - 06 pm ( Nov - Mar) Flashback
The houses of the rich merchants of the yesteryears are another major attraction. Built in the 19th and 20th century they are a charm to look at. A peep into these gives an idea how the rich man of those times lived their lives. Great carvings on the walls and the windows, gold plated floors with even some of bearing the photograph of the Queen Victoria.
Held during the Months of January/February, its a good time to visit the fort. The dance, the music, the plays and people selling their handicrafts are a charm to look at. Don't forget to take your pick.
The uniqueness of the fort lies in the fact that 25% of the population of the old city resides within the walls of the fort. There are a number of forbidding gates at the entrance itself, leading to the courtyard. Inside its a whole world with people, shops and kids playing around. However the vehicles cannot go beyond the courtyard. Near the courtyard is the palace of the former King which has its elegant seven stories. The main attraction of the fort is the sculpted walls and the balcony. The doorways connecting the rooms of the fort are quite low - unique to the fort - made so to force those who walked the corridors to the room to maintain a low stature in front of the King and his Queens.
In and Around
» Diwan-i-Khas: This Hall of Private audience is inside the fort. Today it has a collection of old stamps . This room gives a god view of the fort and the the town spread beneath.
» Diwan-i-Am :
Just near the Hall of Private audience there is this Hall of Public Audience. It has lower walls with porcelain tiles over them.
» Jain Temples : Just attached to the walls of the fort are the Jain Temples - seven of them, lined to give a maze like look made of yellow sandstone. * Leather items have to be removed before entering the temples and the time of visiting the temples keeps on changing.
» Gadi Sagar :
Once the source of water supply of the city, it was built in 1367 by King Gadsi Singh and hence its name
» Museums :There are a number of museums here around the fort like the Desert Culture Center and Museum, Jaisalmer Folklore museum and the Government museum. Watch out for exclusive folk programmes and puppet shows held from time to time.
Not to be Missed
» Camel Safaris : Jaisalmer Camel Safaris are not to be missed out. Trekking Jaisalmer on the back of the Camel is a exciting adventure to do.
Golden Triangle by Train
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Cities : Delhi - Jaipur - Jaisalmer ...
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