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Today a remote outpost in the Thar Desert, Jaisalmer was founded in the 12th century by Maharawal Jaisal of Bhatti Rajput clan. The town stands on a ridge of yellowish sandstone, crowned by a fort which contains the palace and several ornate Jain temples. Many of the houses and temples are finely sculptured. It is by far the oldest Rajput capital, dating from 1156 A. D. 'Jaisalmer' means 'the Hill Fort of Jaisal' and is sometimes called the 'Golden City of India' because the yellow sand and the yellow sandstone used in every architecture of the city gives a yellowish-golden tinge to the city and its surrounding area.
Jaisalmer,IndiaThis cozy Taj hotel at the edge of town has a great view of the fort. Small sandstone rooms, tasteful old-style furniture, pebbled courtyards, and stained glass windows lends this hotel the perfect combination of modern comfort and medieval charm. Enjoy views of the 12th century Jaisalmer Fort and appreciate how the scenery chan...
Jaisalmer,IndiaBuilt in 6 acres of land, this princely home has breathtaking interiors done in the traditional style. Located in the peaceful countryside on the outskirts of the golden city is this oasis of serenity & comfort. Standard rooms are Western with contemporary furnishings; The exquisite intricately carved 'Jharokhas' (...
Jaisalmer,IndiaBuilt of golden sandstone, this Royal Retreat is inspired by the desert and its associated stories. Rooms are arranged in haveli-style blocks around a series of small interior courtyards with skylight & fountains. Interiors are Western style all modern-day amenities in an authentic Rajasthani ambience. The retreats lush gree...
Jaisalmer,IndiaFashionably designed with luxurious interiors, the sixty two room hotel is proof that contradictions make for a wonderful hospitality experience. Architecturally pure and true to an ancient craft, this magnificent hotel offers its guests a wonderful sense of space. The rooms have abundant silks and velvets and story-tellin...