TWO DAYS IN JAISALMER, 2ND DAY (26 NOVEMBER 2018)
After breakfast first we went to see Jaisalmer Fort. Jaisalmer has been enriched by its jain community, which has adorned the city with beautiful temples. There are seven jain temples in total which are situated within the Jaisalmer fort built during 12th and 15th centuries. Among these temples, the biggest is the Parswanath Temple. These temples are known for their exquisite work of art and architecture and the temples are built out of yellow sandstone. The others are Chandraprabhu temple,Rishabdev temple,Shitalnath temple,Kunthunath temple and Shantinath temple.
Jaisalmer Fort is the only living fort in India that means many people live in the Fort area. There are hotels, lots of shops,residence of local people and seven jain temples. There is a museum in the fort area.
PATWA KI HAVELI:
Jaisalmer’s second most popular spot after the Jaisalmer Fort is Patwon ki Haveli, which is not just a single building, but a combination of five different Havelis. The first Haveli was constructed by Guman Chand Patwon who was a famous jewel and brocades trader. Each Haveli depicting a certain style of mirror-work and paintings. Mural work is designed in a unique way in one of the sections of the Havelis, and Jharokha
Timings: 9 am to 5 pm daily. The entry fees of patwon ki haveli is Rs. 20.0 per person for Indians and Rs. 100.0 per person for foreign tourists. Best time to visit Jaisalmer is November to March.
After visit patwon ki haveli we told our driver( The hotel arranged a full day tour for us) to take a restaurant where we would get bengali dishes. He took us a such restaurant and after lunch we went to Gadisar Lake.
Gasisar Lake is an artificial lake in Jaisalmer and the lake is constructed by Raja Rawal Jaisal, the first ruler of Jaisalmer. This rain water lake once provided water entire town. But now Gadisar Lake gets water from Indira Gandhi Canal so it never dries. We stayed here 20 minutes. Then we came to our hotel.
We came to Jaisalmer from Bikaner by a train. Jaisalmer railway station runs daily trains between Jaisalmer and Jaipur, through which it is connected to Delhi and other cities all over India. Jaisalmer Airport is located 17 kilometers southeast of Jaisalmer.
Famous local dishes at Jaisalmer are Gatte ki sabji, Mutton Saag, Makhania Lassi, Pyazz ki Kachori and Dal Baati Choorma.
Famous items for shopping at Jaisalmer are Camel Leather products, Jwellery, Fossil stone, glass,cup and bowls made of yellow sand stone.
Our next destination was Jodhpur.