Best Camel Safari in Jaisalmer

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Jaisalmer is one of the most popular destinations in India. Jaisalmer tourism includes Thar Desert like a golden fantasy, the city of Jaisalmer is a great place to simply wander. The splendid palaces and havelis with intricate carvings, latticed windows and jharokas or balconies, showcase the artistry of the Rajasthani stonemasons at their best.
   
g Jaisalmer Fort is a monument worth visiting and worth retaining in your conscious mind..The city is said to be founded by one Raja Rawal Jaisal, a Bhati Rajput ruler, in approximately 1156 A D. Legends go by that he did it on the behest of a local hermit named Eesaal.Jaisalmer fort is the second oldest in Rajasthan. Two hundred and fifty feet tall and reinforced by imposing crenellated sandstone wall 30 feet high; it has 99 bastions, 92 of which were built between 1633 and 1647.
   
t The Patwon Ji ki Haveli is an interesting piece of Architecture and is the most important among the havelis in Jaisalmer. This is precisely because of two things, first that it was the first haveli erected in Jaisalmer and second, that it is not a single haveli but a cluster of 5 small havelis. The first among these havelis was commissioned and constructed in the year 1805 by Guman Chand Patwa and is the biggest and the most ostentatious. He could afford and thus ordered the construction of separate stories for each of his 5 sons.
   
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There is no point coming to the Thar Desert if you don't go for the Desert Safari. That is why Sam sand dunes are becoming the major attraction in Jaisalmer. This is the closest place from where you can loose yourself in 'the Great Thar Desert'. Sam has a truly magnificent stretch of sweeping dunes, with sparse or no vegetation. The best way to get here, of course, is on camelback.In the month of February/March, this whole place turns into a cultural hub.

   
h Kuldhara village is 18 km to the west of Jaisalmer. This is among the 84 villages inhabited by the prosperous, hardworking Paliwals. Established by the Kuldhar sub-caste of Paliwal Brahmins in the year 1291, it was once a prosperous village with 600 houses.
Kuldhara is a calm place and the ruins found around are examples of advanced sculpture and architecture. Most of the houses are double storied and are not affected by thunder or heat.