( Sightseeing )
Situated on a steep hill, Mehrangarh fort is one of the largest
forts in India. The beauty and the grandeur of numerous palaces
in the fort narrates a saga of hard sandstones yielding to the
chisels of skilled Jodhpuri sculptures. Inside the fort, there
is a series of courtyards and palaces.
Built of marble and pink sandstone, this immense palace is also
known as the Chittar Palace because of the local Chittar sandstone
used. The only palace built in 20th century under the famine relief
programme, has now been converted into a hotel with some parts
being retained as a museum.
This white marble memorial to Maharaja Jaswant Singh II is a short
distance from the fort, just off the fort road. The cenotaph,
built in 1899, was followed by the royal crematorium and three
other cenotaphs which stand nearby. There is some beautiful marble
jali work and fine views from the terrace in front of the cenotaph.
Tower & Sadar Market
The clock tower is a popular landmark in the old city. The vibrant
Sardar Market is close to the tower, and narrow alleys lead from
here to bazaars selling vegetables, spices, Indian sweets, textiles,
silver and handicrafts. It is a great place to ramble around at
This museum has a rich collection of weapons, textiles, miniature
portraits, local crafts and images of Jain Tirthankars. It is
situated in the middle of the Umaid public gardens.
Built in 1812, this is an old walled town with few hundred houses.
The temple with 84 beautifully carved pillars is an architectural
An artificial lake on the Jaisalmer road. An idyllic picnic spot
with spectacular sunsets.