Once you have travelled past the glamorous royal cities, you will find the city of Jaisalmer in Rajasthan. The city is very well known as the Thar Desert gateway and is one of the most popular tourist destinations of India. The very popular Jaisalmer Fort, which is also known by the name ‘Sonar Quila’ is unique as there are hardly any structures made of yellow stone. This fort is the byword of the architecture of that time. Beside the royal cities, Jaisalmer witnesses lots of tourists from all over the world. October to February is the peak period and the best time to visit this city.
Also known as the ‘Golden City’, Jaisalmer was established somewhere in the middle of the 12th century by the ruler named Rawal Jaisal. Boasting of innumerable monuments and structures of historical importance, this city has become the part of the state’s royal heritage. If you are in the city, there are two things you definitely cannot miss – The Jaisalmer Fort and The Camel Safari.
Spanning over hundreds of metres, Jaisalmer Fort is the manmade marvel. It changes its hue to golden-yellow during the day earning the name ‘Sonar Quila.’ If you are looking for something exciting, get by the hump of the camel and measure the Thar Desert.