Sightseeing around and about at Jaisalmer City in India.

Things to look at in the city include visiting Jaisalmer Fort, Palace Museum and several old Jain Temples.

Jaisalmer Fort is occupied by around 2000 people so it's a living fort and therefore there is no entrance fee as it's always open. However within Jaisalmer Fort there is a small entrance fee plus camera fee (i.e. about 70 rupees) for the seven Jain temples and to go into the Palace Museum the price is an awful 250 Rupees (for non-Indians).
The following is mostly one fairly large set of pictures from around the city which hopefully can show just what it is like to be in Jaisalmer for a few days - it is a very pleasant city.
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Jaisalmer Fort, India Suraj Pol (Pol=Gate) at Jaisalmer in India Jaisalmer Fort - Ganesh Pol, India Jaisalmer's Fort - Hawa Pol
Various buildings inside Jaisalmer Fort, India Jaisalmer - Palace of Maharawai, India Palace of Maharawai Palace Temple, Jaisalmer, India
Temple group - the entrance at Jaisalmer Fort Entrance point for the Jain Temples at Jaisalmer Fort Jain Temple Group at Jaisalmer, India Jaisalmer Fort's Jain Temple
Jain Temple Group at Jaisalmer Carved pillars - Jain Temple Group, Jaisalmer in India Jain Temple Group - Jaisalmer, India Jain Temple Group at Jaisalmer
As far as visiting the Jain Temples is concerned - two of the temples are open between 7 a.m. and midday whilst the other five (which are all interconnected with corridors and only have two entrance points) can only be visited between 11 a.m. and midday i.e. one hour only. Since day trips and coach parties will target their visits for this opening and therefore inundate all seven temples if you are actually staying at Jaisalmer a good time to visit the "one hour only" ones is around 11:30 and take a look round the other two at your leisure later.
Jain Temple Group at Jaisalmer Jain Temple Group at Jaisalmer, India Inside the Jain Temple Group, Jaisalmer Carvings at the Jain Temple Group, Jaisalmer, India
Excellent Temple Carvings, Jain Temple Group, Jaisalmer Carvings at the Jain Temple Group, Jaisalmer Jain Temple Group beautiful carvings, Jaisalmer Carvings at the Jain Temple Group, Jaisalmer
Jain Temple Group at Jaisalmer Jain Temple Carvings - Jaisalmer A Jain Temple - Jaisalmer, India Jain Temple Dragon - Jaisalmer, India
Jain Temple Group at Jaisalmer Jain Temple Carvings Beautiful carvings everywhere at Jaisalmer Jain Temples Carved inner dome at Jaisalmer Jain Temple group.

Nathmalji ki Haveli - Jaisalmer, India Jaisalmer:- Havelis Jaisalmer:- Havelis

Jaisalmer Havelis and Streets.

When wandering around Jaisalmer's narrow streets always look up a little at the buildings - the design and lattice work as well as various shapes of the houses and old havelis is really excellent. The havelis were built by rich merchants and so on during the 18th and 19th centuries - three of the most beautifully designed are NathMalji ki Haveli, the Patwa Haveli and the Salim Singh ki Haveli.
Jaisalmer:- Havelis Jaisalmer, India:- Havelis Jaisalmer:- Havelis Patwon ki Haveli - Jaisalmer, India
Patwon ki Haveli, India Salim Singh ki Haveli at Jaisalmer, India Jaisalmer, India:- Salim Singh ki Haveli Havelis at Jaisalmer, India
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