Khamma Ghani to Jaisalmer!

At Tao, we believe that Jaisalmer is the perfect holiday destination. We have explored Jaisalmer's rich history and heritage and brought it into our resort. Jaisalmer nicknamed 'The Golden city', is a city in the Indian state of Rajasthan, located 575 kilometres west of the state capital Jaipur. The town stands on a ridge of yellowish sandstone and is crowned by the ancient Jaisalmer Fort. The town lies in the heart of the Thar Desert (the Great Indian Desert).

Jaisalmer is the 19th century history against vibrant neighbourhoods calm sands. It is no surprise that travel guides are replete with recommendations for tourists. ‘Discover’ Tao's definitive guide to Jaisalmer. This guide is filled with everything from little-known tips and tricks for navigating this spectacular state, to our inner knowledge of popular and off-the-beaten-track stores, restaurants and getaways. Whether you plan to slip away, live it up, or just blend in, we hope that our guide will be your guide to the first of many adventures, experiences and memories.

image
image

BhadariyaRai Temple

We’ve all heard of underground wine cellars, but underground libraries are a more surreal concept. And yet, one exists in or rather under the heart of Rajasthan in a small village called Bhadariya. This is counted amongst one of Asia’s biggest libraries and contains 9 lakh books arranged nicely behind 562 glass shelves, Once you enter the space you won’t be able to control your overwhelm and excitement to explore each and every aisle.

Fossil Park

A natural wonder, this fascinating fossil park is believed to have fossilized wood from 180-million-year old forest. Spread across 21 hectare of land, the park has fossils lying deep inside and still has excavation activities going on here. The region is protected and preserved because of its archaeological worth.

image
image

War Museum

The Jaisalmer War Museum is considered by the international online travel guide TripAdvisor to be one of the top war museums in Rajasthan. The inauguration of the museum is also a befitting tribute to all gallant soldiers who made the supreme sacrifice to defend the motherland.

Desert National Park

Desert National Park, Rajasthan, India, is situated in the west Indian state of Rajasthan near the town of Jaisalmer. This is one of the largest national parks, covering an area of 3162 km². The Desert National Park is an excellent example of the ecosystem of the Thar Desert.

image
image

Patwon Ki Haveli

One of the largest havelis in Rajasthan, Patwon ki Haveli is a cluster of five small havelis. Started by Guman Chand Patwa, a wealthy banker, Patwon ki Haveli took almost 55 years to be built and was completed by his sons.

NathmalJi Ki Haveli

On a tour to Jaisalmer, visitors can't afford to miss the magnificent architecture of Nathmal Ji Ki Haveli. As per the facts, the construction of this mansion started from two points at the same time.

image
image

Salem Singh ji Ki Haveli

Salim Ji ka Haveli is situated on the heart of the Jaisalmer city and is very close to the railway station. Salim Singh ki Haveli is a 300 year old magnificent piece of architecture. The historical importance of the haveli along with its architectural marvel makes it one of the most popular havelis in Jaisalmer.

Gadisar Lake

A man-made water reservoir, the Gadisar Lake was once the only source of water in Jaisalmer. Constructed by the first ruler of Jaisalmer, Raja RawalJaisal, The bank of the Gadisarlake is surrounded by artistically carved Chattris, Temples, Shrines, and Ghats.

image
image

Jaisalmer Fort

Jaisalmer Fort is situated in the city of Jaisalmer. It is believed to be one of the very few (perhaps the only) “living forts” in the world, as nearly one fourth of the old city's population still resides within the fort. The fort's massive yellow sandstone walls are a tawny lion colour during the day, fading to honey-gold as the sun sets, thereby camouflaging the fort in the yellow desert. For this reason it is also known as the Sonar Quila or Golden Fort.

Amar Saagar Lake

Amar Sagar is a small and beautiful lake cum Oasis and is adjacent to a 17th Century palace called the Amar Singh Palace.

image
image

Tanot Mata ka Mandir

Tanot Mata is in western State of Rajasthan in District Jaisalmer. As per the oldest Charan literature Tanot Mata is new clone of divine goddess. The village is close to the border with Pakistan, and is very close to the battle site of Longewala of the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971, indeed some credit the temple for the outcome of the battle. Tourists cannot go beyond this temple to see the Indo–Pak Border unless one gets the relevant documentation in advance from the District and Military Authorities. This temple was shown in the film Border.

Kuldhara

Kuldhara is an abandoned village in Jaisalmer. Established around 13th century, it was once a prosperous village inhabited by PaliwalBrahmins. These migrants originating from Pali were called Paliwals.Ruins of 410 buildings can be seen in the former village.

image
image

BadaBagh

BadaBagh is situated on a small hill. The entry to BadaBagh is from the bottom of the hill. The first row has a few cenotaphs. There are many more cenotaphs, which are accessible by climbing the hills. The cenotaphs are of different sizes and carved of sandstone. There are cenotaphs for rulers, queens, princes and other royal family members. Each ruler’s cenotaphs has a marble slab, with inscriptions about the ruler and an image of a man on a horse.

VyasChattri

A beautiful example of Rajasthani architecture, VyasChhatri as the name suggests, is dedicated to sage Vyaas, the writer of the epic Mahabharata. This local version of a cenotaph, is made up of delicate carvings that are a sight to behold.

image
image

Wind Mill

The Jaisalmer wind mill park is the India's largest operational onshore windmill farm, located near the Yamuna river, in between the Vindhya mountains and the Himalayas.

Khaba Fort

Yet another fascinating and slightly spooky fort in Jaisalmer, Khaba Fort, was once inhabited by the Paliwal Brahmins. It was then suddenly deserted for mysterious reasons. The fort still has the ruins of the homes of some 80 families that used to live here more than 200 years ago.

image
image

Ludharwa

Today, it is a popular tourist destination, known for its architectural ruins and surrounding sand dunes. Apart from that Ludrawa is also famous for the Jain temple dedicated to 23rd Tirthankara. The golden fort, sand dunes and the enchanting palaces make Jaisalmer an ideal destination for camping and cultural evening. A camping tour is a must on the bucket list of anyone who wishes to see the real essence of Rajasthan.

Special Attraction Of Sound And Light Music Programme

The first ever time in Jaisalmer with “light and sound” Music Programme has started and we are offering a package deal with pickup and drop with entry and a snack box, so that you can enjoy without thinking about how to reach there.

image