Known as SONAR QUILA, rising like a sunbeam from the golden sands of the desert, Jaisalmer Fort is the second oldest fort of Rajasthan. A sight to behold, this living fort is one of the marvels of Rajasthani Architecture, especially of the stone carver's art.
There are some famous havelis in the city of Jaisalmer like "Salim-Singh-ki-Haveli", "Nathmal-ki-Haveli" but one of the largest and most elaborate Haveli in Jaisalmer. is. "Patwon-ki-Haveli" Standing in a narrow lane, five storeys high, extensively carved and is notable for its jharokhas (balconies).
This tank, south of the city walls, once held the town water supply sourrounded by small temples and shrines. The beautiful yellow sandstone gateway arching across the road down to the tank is the Tilon-ki-Pol,
Sam Sand Dunes, 42 away km from Jaisalmer, is the most popular excursion to see the total sandy bush less desert.It is best to be here at sunrise or sunset, and many camel safaris spend a night at the dunes. The best way to see this and other sights around Jaisalmer is to take a came safari. Take a picture with a lone camel on a desert track and the setting sun in the backdrop. Despite the tourist throng the place has not lost it magic. The desert festival held sometimes in January to February each year is a big draw and it is full of fun, colour and laughter, cultural events and competitions.
Meaning Big Garden is a garden complex about 6 km north of Jaisalmer. It contains a set of royal cenotaphs of Maharajas of Jaisalmer state. Starting from Maharawal Jaisal Singh, the founder of Jaisalmer commissioned a dam to create a water tank.This made the desert green in this area. After his death his son Lunkaran built a beautiful garden and a cenotaph for his father on a hill next to the lake. Later on, many more cenotaphs were constructed here for Lunkaran and other Bhattis. The last cenotaph meant for maharaja Jawahar Singh and remains unfinished after Indian independence.The gardens are largely neglected, but the hill with the cenotaphs is still remain an interesting sight.