Jaisalmer Lower Town

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Like all the towns in northern Rajasthan, Jaisalmer became prosperous as a result of its location on the caravan route linking Asia with the Middle East. From the 17C onwards, the town began to extend outside the walls of the fort, developing into the citadel or lower town. Merchants, bankers and councillors built splendid havelis here, some of which are among the most beautiful in the region; construction was particularly intense during the 19C, a period of peace and prosperity. Three of thesehavelis are open to the public.

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Jaisalmer Fort
Jaisalmer Fort
Situated in the heart of the Thar desert
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Salim Singh ki Haveli
Salim Singh ki Haveli
Salim Singh ki haveli is remarkable for
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Jain Temples of Jaisalmer
Jain Temples of Jaisalmer
The seven Jain temples of Jaisalmer,
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Royal Palace of Jaisalmer (Raj Mahal Palace)
Royal Palace of Jaisalmer (Raj Mahal Palace)
Although less impressive than the royal
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Folklore Museum and Desert Cultural Centre
Folklore Museum and Desert Cultural Centre
These two museums are the work of the
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Nathmal ki Haveli
Nathmal ki Haveli
Built in 1885 for a Prime Minister of
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Jaisalmer Fort
Jaisalmer Fort
Situated in the heart of the Thar desert
2:00
Jain Temples of Jaisalmer
Jain Temples of Jaisalmer
The seven Jain temples of Jaisalmer,
0:30
Royal Palace of Jaisalmer (Raj Mahal Palace)
Royal Palace of Jaisalmer (Raj Mahal Palace)
Although less impressive than the royal
1:00
See all