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The cities of Jaisalmer and Jodhpur, located in the western Rajasthan will give you an opportunity to experience the best of historical monuments and deserts. With majestic palaces and sprawling forts mixing perfectly with the shades of the sand dunes, these cities carry a long history of Rajasthani grandeur. Let’s take a look at some of the best tourist destinations to explore in Jaisalmer and Jodhpur.
If you looking to explore the rustic side of Rajasthan, travelling to places like Pushkar, Bikaner, Jaisalmer and Jodhpur is the best way to experience. From the lot, Jaisalmer and Jodhpur, carries a lot of history and are the best places to explore the local lifestyle and culture of the indigenous. Let’s take a look at some of the most visited tourist attractions in the city.
Begin your tour with Jodhpur, which is bigger in terms of population and tourist facilities. There are several other modes of transport to reach other cities, and even Jaisalmer from here. Public buses can be a little crowded, so the best you can do is to take a Jodhpur to Jaisalmer taxi. This historical place was once a major seat of administration for the Rajputs, and several fine specimen from the erstwhile era still stands tall with all their glory. Amongst these, the Mehrangarh Fort is one of the best known places.
This magnificent fort is situated atop at a small hillock, offering a breathtaking view of the blue city. The fort consists of several majestic havelis, gardens and courtyards, some of which have been turned into restaurants and public utility zones. Chokelao Mahal is one such place to enjoy a huge traditional thali, with soft regional music flowing in the back of your ears.
Another masterpiece in the city is the Jaswant Thada, also known as the Taj Mahal of Rajasthan. Closely located to the Mehrangarh fort, this structure is built entirely in marbles and serve as the royal memorial for the members from the royal family. Next in the list is the gorgeous Umaid Bhawan Palace, which was once considered the largest royal residence in the globe. Sitting atop the Chittar Hill, this magnificent palace is also famous amongst vintage car enthusiasts.
Next, take a Jodhpur to Jaisalmer cab and land into the wonders of Jaisalmer. Amongst the famous locations in the town is the Jaisalmer Fort. Probably a unique historical spot in its own, with several shops, cafes, restaurants and hotels, all located within the fort premises. The fort is considered to the largest of its kind and was built somewhere from the 12th to 18th centuries by various rulers.
Patwon ki Haveli is another mesmerizing palace worth admiring for its intricate design and architecture. These havelis are considered to be the oldest in the city, belonging to a rich merchant family. After this, make your way towards the Gadsisar Lake, a peaceful spot to go for picnics and camping with friends. Dotted with small temples and beautiful view of the setting sun, the lake is the best to end your trip of the two towns.