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Jaisalmer Havelis

Jaisalmer Haveli
Referred as the Golden City Of Rajasthan, Jaisalmer finds its deeper importance from the fact that it is one of the most exotic destination of Rajasthan. The desert city, abode to the golden sand world, is also famous for its numerous of havelis constituting a greater tourist attraction.

Built by affluent businessmen of Jaisalmer, who were powerful personality in courts, the havelis of Jaisalmer still erect with same pride and valour as it did hundreds years ago. Serving as palatial residence of those rich businessmen, the havelis of Jaisalmer, even today, are epitome of wonderful architectural complex. Carved sandstone endowed with several beautiful patterns are the most beautiful structure of the havelis. Some of the havelis depicting the old world traditional charm date more than 300 years back, to which visiting is tourists fine delight.

The joy of discovering the Taj Mahal comes to its highest point when sightseeing take place under the moonlight, especially on full-moon night. Discovering the Taj Mahal in presence of moon, one sees the whole of the immense mausoleum glowing along with the bright moon. Gardens around the palace are another delight to walk into. Square shaped, the garden has a pool in the centre having four subsidiary canals flow.

Must See & Do !
Watch the architectural elegance : As havelis of Jaisalmer were meant to act as palatial residence of rich businessmen, they are rich in their architectural pomp-and-show. Built of carved sandstone, and each following a beautiful pattern, the the havelis of Jaisalmer are great joy to explore.

Peep into the historical and cultural past: Some of the havelis of Jaisalmer date more than 300 years back, which are today no less than a precious jewel of historical valour of Rajasthan. Interesting to watch are the decoration and setting of the havelis, built by Hindu and Muslim artisans, and present a beautiful cultural amalgamation.

Camel ride is must: Without taking camel safari ride, a visit to Jaisalmer would be of no sense. To see dotted havelis of Jaisalmer, best is to hire a camel safari giving you an elaborate tour to see the brilliance of havelis.

Photography tops up your tour: Capturing the historical and architectural charm in your camera is more than worth idea, which you must follow. Along with capturing havelis, forts and palaces, not to forget to shoot is the sunset and sunrise while taking up the camel ride in sand dunes.

As the historical monument of love suffers from “Marble Cancer” (a fungal covering on the monument due to air pollution), government has banned petrol and diesel vehicle from coming within one and a half kilometres of the monument. To take tourists to the monument, numerous of tonga (wood made vehicle pulled by horse) and rickshaw are always lined up. The small ride of tonga costing you a penny is full of opportunity to see the historical city lively. The Taj Mahal, open from Saturday to Thursday between 6 AM and 7 PM costs a little sum of US$ 17 (INR 750).

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