golden city of Jaisalmer, which is situated courageously
as the western sentinel of India, is a place worth visiting.
The golden ray of the setting sun draws a heavenly picture
on the sands of Jaisalmer. The magnificent wood- and
stone-carved mansions and buildings display the love
of the Rajputs towards the fine arts.
is situated in the westernmost part of the state of
Rajasthan, the heart of the great Thar Desert. It has
neighboring Pakistan on its western side. The climate
of this city is of typical desert character. Population
of this city is quite low compared to the other parts
of the state. The best time to visit this desert city
is the winter season (November to February) when the
heat becomes comparatively low. The desert festival
held during the last winter months of January and February
is the most opportune time for the people to visit Jaisalmer.
Jaisalmer was founded by Bhatti Rajput Rawal Jaisal
in 1156. The history of Jaisalmer also reveals the courage
and determination of the Rajputs. The city used to be
a major trade center as it was the trade route of the
western countries to India.