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Nestled in the quaint village of Tanot in Jaisalmer, Tanot Mata temple is a blend of legends, miracles, and religion. This temple is bound with the faith and utmost devotion of local people.
According to the oldest Charan literature, this revered temple is an incarnation of Goddess Hinglaj Mata. This heritage site is a major attraction for tourists who visit the Thar Desert in Rajasthan.
This miraculous temple is located close to Longewala, the battle site of the intense Indo-Pak War of 1965 and 1971. The Jawans present near the temple have a lot of incredible stories to share with the visitors. This is perhaps the best way to learn about one of the many legends of the temple.
The BSF has also established a museum near the temple that tells the glory of this temple associated with the Indian Army.
Another reason to visit this old temple is the incredulous road which connects it with Jaisalmer. According to the visitors, the route is brimming with the vistas brimming with beautiful landscapes.
You will witness beautiful landscapes that are dotted with yellow sand dunes, camels, goats, camps, and local people in colorful Rajasthani clothes, dhabas serving delectable food, and spectacular wind mills.
Once you reach the temple, you will be mesmerized with the divinity and purity of the temple. There is a unique aura surrounding its premises, which often turns the non-believer of the divine power into a devotee.
There have been a lot of anecdotes where people visited this place as tourists but the uniqueness of this temple left them mesmerized. There have been many instances of divine intervention in and around this temple as well. No wonder many people re-visit this temple quite often.
This highly revered temple was established in 847 AD. The idol of the deity was installed in the same time period as well. The construction of this temple started after Bhati Rajput King Tanu Rao made Tanot as the capital of his kingdom.
Later, it was maintained by RAC before BSF took over the temple’s responsibility, in 1965. There are a lot of unique stories related to this temple. However, the most talked-about legend of the temple is the occurring of a miraculous event during the Indo-Pak Wars of 1965.
According to this anecdote, Pakistan dropped more than 3,000 bombs on the temple to destroy it, along with the Indian Army. While the Pakistani Army was at it, none of the 3,000 bombs could touch the temple or the Indian soldiers!
The same happened in the War of 1971 when only one coy of BSF repulsed the sudden attack from Pakistan Army.
One of the grandest of all memorials, the Vyas Chhatri presents exquisitely crafted cenotaphs presenting it as a wonderful tourist attraction.
This commemorative plaque is built in the memory of Sage Vyas who had written the epic Mahabharata and is a formal cremation ground for the Brahmins located in Jaisalmer.
The cenotaph dedicated to the Sage is situated north of the entire structure. These cenotaphs were made as a symbol of respect to the clans of the royal family after their death.
The cenotaphs are built of yellow sandstone with intricately designed chhatris placed on top of these pillars.
The grandeur and opulence of the chhatris and the pillars testify the evergreen Rajasthani architecture. The best architectural minds will be forced to think about how these structures were built?
The fine detailing, statistics and the material used must have been top-notch. The Chhatri is also popularly known as the sun-set point giving a one-shot view of the beautiful city of Jaisalmer. Vyas Chhatri is one of the most popular tourist attractions and landmarks in the city and is placed in another structure called Bada Bagh.
Talking about the structure, the intricate carvings of dome-shaped pavilions are mesmerizing in their appearance. A visit here will give you an enduring peace and calmness especially during sunsets.
Vyas Chhatri is a photographer’s delight and the perfect place to pose for your best shots especially in the evening.
If you are visiting Jaisalmer, then you should surely visit the Vyas Chhatri which is a place enveloped in calm and tranquillity.
The Vyas Chhatri is a strong reminder of the bravest souls who walked on this soil and is a proud reminder of India's culture and rich craftsmanship.
The yellow sandstone Cenotaphs or chhatris are dome-shaped and will sway you the first time you see it.
The memorial structure was built for the fond remembrance of Rajput rulers and their families from the local garden sandstone. The place's traditional Bhatti Rajput rulers built these cenotaphs to honour the contributions of their ancestors.
The delicate carvings on these cenotaphs are the best example of the true potential of Rajasthan architecture.
The umbrella-shaped dome is an excellent example of giving a rightful memorial to the Rajput war heroes, and esteemed members of the rich and wealthy Hindu Brahmin families.
Known as the golden city of India, Jaisalmer is a beautiful city in Rajasthan. Among all the things that make this city popular, “Patwon Ki Haveli,” also known as the Mansion of Brocade Merchants tops the list.Patwon Ki Haveli is a cluster of five large havelis in Jaisalmer. Built in 1805 by Guman Chand Patwa, it took the workers almost 55 years to complete the first haveli. With an interesting history, Patwon Ki Haveli is actually the first and the largest haveli to be constructed in Jaisalmer. History says that Patwa was an extremely wealthy man and a well-known trader of his time.
Due to his riches, he could afford to build a luxurious palace and thus ordered the construction of separate stories – one for each of his five sons. The entire family dealt in gold and silver threads that were used in embroidering clothes and so, there was no dearth of money in the family.
Once home to the Patwa family, today the cluster of havelis is occupied by the Rajasthan government’s art and craft department. Its beautiful architecture, creative mirror work, intricate carvings, lovely paintings, and its rich goldish yellow color is what makes this cluster of havelis a favorite among tourists and locals alike.
Ghost stories have a very different kind of charm to lure readers with old forts, ruins of castles, deserted alleys, sinister houses and abandoned spirits.
Lying 21 Km from Jaisalmer in Rajasthan, Kuldhara village has a similar story to tell.
At present Kuldhara Village is a heritage site and is maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).
As you enter the premises of this ancient village you can feel as if time has stood still in Kuldhara since the last 200 years.
Straight dusty roads with intermittent rows of mud houses, cul-de-sac lanes and sandstone walls and a temple once visited by the Paliwals stand as a living testimony of some sad past.
To the east of the village lies the parched river bed of Kakni which is a warning to the impossibility of sustenance of life in this place.
An erstwhile flourishing village of North-Western India whose history dates back to the 13th century was abandoned overnight in 1825 for some reason unknown. As you walk along the ruins of Kuldhara village you can witness the ravages of time on its soil.
However, the place does not have any supernatural fact behind its myth but a veil of sadness rends the air narrating the unfortunate past of its natives who were forced to leave their ancestral place under the cover of darkness.
Kuldhara village was founded in 1156 by Jaisel Bhati atop the Trikuta Hill in Jaisalmer in Rajasthan.
The purpose of building a settlement in such a place was due to the reason that the original capital Lodarva was under the threat of attacks by the enemies.
The place around the Trikuta Hill had a smooth trade route with Persia and Arabia in the Middle East by land and also through the ports of Gujarat.
As a result, they used to earn handsome revenues due to levied taxes from the caravans who used to travel from these places to Rajasthan.
Subsequently, the invaders travelled from Afghanistan and used this route to plunder the wealth from Gujarat and the Somnath Temple in particular, that was known for its assets.
For protecting themselves from the attacks of the invaders, the villagers abandoned Kuldhara and its adjacent villages as men, women and children were being held captive by the intruders and enslaved thereafter.
Located in the Thar Desert and almost 30 km away from Pakistan border, The Golden City of India, Jaisalmer houses plenty of historical monuments at present.
Among the most striking man-made features of Jaisalmer is the Gadisar Lake. Built amidst the arid region of Rajasthan, this lake impersonates the beauty of an oasis.
Located on the outskirts of Jaisalmer, visiting Gadisar Lake would be rated as one of the best things to do in Jaisalmer for watching the sunrise.
This manmade lake built around the 12th-13th century is now a popular spot with visitors. It is an ideal getaway for architecture lovers, culture enthusiasts, and peace seekers. For a relaxing experience in Jaisalmer, visit this place while you are entitled to soak in the mesmerizing view of the sun setting down in the evening.
Whether you like to spend some quiet time by yourself or have fun with your family and friends, Gadisar Lake has a handful of experiences to offer. You might want to begin with taking a tour around Gadisar Lake.
Explore the beauty of the lake while you take a walk and watch some migratory birds flying around it. Moreover, you can visit the Desert Culture Centre and Museum for indulging into the historical aspects of Jaisalmer.
With intricately carved temples and Tilon ki Pol, the city welcomes you into the beautiful Gadisar Lake. It is situated close to Jaisalmer fort and temples.
Mention below is a rundown of the perfect options for a blissful experience of Gadisar Lake.
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Jaisalmer is closer to the border of our country and is characterised by the rustic terrain of the Thar Desert, the undulating sand dunes, remote village areas, fortresses and havelis made of golden sandstone, a tourist friendly atmosphere and very hospitable people.
The Best Things To Do in Jaisalmer are taking camel safari rides across the desert, going on a cultural tour to visit the villages and experience their culture and tradition, experiencing the grandiose of the havelis and forts built during the bygone era, among which the Jaisalmer Fort is much revered.
One must visit the Kuldhara Village where local folklore suggests that the ruins of this village are haunted. Bada Bagh, Khaba fort, Surya Gate, Mandir Palace, Vyas Chhatri and Tanot Maa Temple are some of the tourist attractions in Jaisalmer.
Jaisalmer also promises incredible fun and adventurous experiences to its visitors apart from its other mainstream activities that interests tourists. One can indulge and choose from multitude of activities like Quad Biking, Camping with Motor Bike, Desert Camel Safari and Jeep safaris are the perfect way to get some thrilling adventure in Jaisalmer.
Dune bashing, enthralling ATV rides and horse riding activity at countryside are other exciting activities that may interest the tourists visiting Jaisalmer.
A camel safari can be a thrilling adventure and can add the much needed charm to your normal travel story of Rajasthan. The desert safari provides one with an adventure of a full day camel ride crossing several sand dunes in the Jaisalmer desert.
The package includes authentic style traditional dinner along with local dance performances at the Desert Camps. The much commercial Sam Sand Dunes is a popular area to go for camel safaris. Alternatively, the dunes near Khuri village in Desert National Park are peaceful.
Desert Camping at the desert of Jaisalmer guarantees an incredible experience. At the desert camps, one can spend the night in the middle of the desert staying in luxury Swiss tents that are equipped with all modern amenities. These camps in the desert offer such camping experiences suiting to the needs of the tourists.
The camps welcome one to a cultural programme around a bonfire. The best camps around Jaislamer will be found at The Serai, Oasin, Wind Desert camp, Royal desert camps, Prince desert camp, Madhav desert camp, Savi camps, Ratnawali among others.
Jeep safaris across the Thar Desert would be an amazing addition to the Rajasthan travel story. Jeep safaris are possible only in dry deserts and not sandy one and Sam sand dunes in Jaisalmer is a great destination for a fun and exciting jeep safari.
The amazing jeep safari takes one amidst the beautiful sand dunes of Jaisalmer covering remote villages to give the tourists a glimpse of the local livelihood. Jeep Safaris are commenced via either luxury vehicles or standard vehicles like Fortuner, Tata Jeeps, Safari etc.
Parasailing is a fun adventure sport which is a blend of Skydiving, Parasailing and Paragliding and are quite similar to each other. The activity is conducted in an open ground with a parachute tied to a Jeep and the desert land of Jaisalmer makes Parasailing a thrilling experience.
Jaisalmer Parasailing sites are one of the best sites for this adventure activity in India. The runways and strips in the Sam Sand Dunes of Jaisalmer make for a remarkable site for Parasailing. Activity charges start from INR 2500/39 USD.
Jaisalmer is an architectural wonderland where the forts, palaces and havelis are built with golden sandstone and reflect the grandiose of the bygone period. Some of the well-known forts in the city are visited by the tourists all throughout the year, and the much revered among them being the great Jaisalmer Fort & the Jaisalmer Fort Palace Museum and Heritage Centre which was an erstwhile royal residence, later converted into a heritage centre and museum.
Patwon Ki Haveli, Salim Singh ki Haveli, Nath Mal ki Haveli and Khaba Fort are among other fascinating architectures in Jaisalmer
Quad Biking involves embarking on a thrilling journey where one can explore the desert and go on a fun ride, mapping the terrains of the undulating sand dunes. This off-road adventure activity is done by certifies operators who only allow a patron on a bike, after being guided by trained professionals.
The best place for Quad Biking in Jaisalmer is the Sam Sand Dunes in the Thar Desert, located on the outskirts of the main town and makes for the perfect spot for adventure activities. The duration of quad biking is usually lasts an hour. Except for the summer months of April-July, one can visit Jaisalmer anytime and try a hand at Quad Biking.
Visiting the border of India Pakistan still gives most visitors an intriguing experience. Jaisalmer is very close to the border of Pakistan with the Laungewala and Tanot border posts separating India and Pakistan. One can take a package tour to visit the border, which is an absolutely safe tour where the tour starts around 9 AM and proceeds towards the border posts.
At the border one can meet and interact with some of the brave soldiers of the Indian Army. Tourists also visit the beautiful and famous temple at Tanot border post when visiting the border
Dune bashing in the desert of Jaisalmer is conducted on Luxury 4X4 Luxury Vehicles and provides for an enthralling experience where one discovers the hidden beauty of the desert, the sights of a line of camels crossing the desert and experiencing mirages.
There are many tour operators who provide Dune bashing in Sam village near Jaisalmer. Sam sand dunes is located 44 km from Jaisalmer in the midst of the Thar Desert and the prices starts from INR 3000/46 USD for one person.
Paramotoring in Jaisalmer is a pulsating adventure sport where one gets to experience breathtaking views of the golden sand dunes from the sky.
This adventure sport takes place for duration of an hour, where one gets accompanied by a pilot, who controls the glide throughout the activity to ensure the participant feels comfortable and safe. Tourists can avail paramotor ride in Sam Sand Dunes in Jaisalmer, which is situated 42 kilometres from the main city. Paramotoring packages starts from INR 2200/34 USD.
Jaisalmer is home to the Desert National Park, one of the biggest national parks of the country. A wildlife safari here makes one witness the diverse wildlife that thrives at the Desert National Park. The Desert National Park is situated in the sandy area near Jaisalmer City and is popular among birdwatchers who enjoy watching birds like bee-eaters, partridges, sandgrouse, larks, demoiselle crane, honey buzzards, falcons and houbara.
The tall, heavy and rarely seen Great Indian Bustard is also found in the park among other species of interest.
Jaisalmer is characterised by its hospitable people, its distinct culture, rich tradition and the grand legacy left behind by the bygone era. The various forts, palaces and monuments of Jaisalmer bear unique decorative work on the walls, ceilings and pillars and are mostly carved out of golden sandstone.
These historical monuments speak volumes of the rich craftsmanship of the artisans during the olden days. Some famous places to experience art and culture in Jaisalmer are Rajmahal, Jaisalmer Fort, Chandraprabhu Temple, Parsvanath Jain Temple, Salim Singh-ki- Haveli and Nathmal-ki- Haveli. The Desert Festival that is major highlight of Jaisalmer, displays the rich performing arts and unique craft works of the place.
Shopping in Jaisalmer is a sheer delight for its various markets situated across the city. Sadar Bazaar is a local wholesale and retail market at Jaisalmer which sell almost everything starting fromhandicrafts, paintings, artefacts, souvenirs to gems, jewellery, shawls, carpets and hand embroidered shoes.
Sonaron ka Baas is the hub of the jewellery shops in town and in Bhatia Bazaar one can pick up exquisite souvenirs and collectible. Pansari Bazaar, Seema Gram and Manak Chowk are among other popular markets in Jaisalmer.