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Jaisalmer, India

From series “Monochromatic Cities - Stunning Views”
The beautiful and outstanding city Jaisalmer has placed in India. The town lies in the heart of the Great Indian Desert. Jaisalmer is full of sandy-coloured houses. About 58 000 people live in the area of 5,1 square meters. Rawal Jaisal in the 12th century had built a large fortress atop of the hill. The fortress was used as his and predecessors’ residence.

Jaisalmer, India The city’s history is full of tragic events since the 14th century when Jaisalmer fell to pieces and was destructed. The town stands on a ridge of yellowish sandstone that’s why this material was used in the building. Thanks to that there had appeared the unique architectural ensemble. A lot of tourists come here to delight on it. The main symbol of Jaisalmer is the old fortress, back from the fort there are a lot of outstanding buildings. This fortress contains several ornate Jain temples and a repository where the old handwrites are hidden.

The historical sightseeing you can find not only in the city but also in its suburbs. Near the city has placed a neglected garden with dozens of Medieval cenotaphs. Jaisalmer is nicknamed "The Golden city", there is a great number of hotels that are situated on the territory of the city. Vacationists can take as outstanding city excursions as unusual camel walks in the desert. Next - Santorini


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ATM bankomat: 'ICICI BANK ATM' located in 0.14 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Car Rental Jaisalmer' is located in 0.33 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'Bharat Petroleum Petrol Pump' in 0.21 km
Supermarket: 'Krishna Computer' in 0.21 km
Parking: 'Jaisalmer Fort Car Parking' in 0.96 km
Apotheek: 'Guru Kripa Medical Store' in 0.2 km
Police station: 'Hanuman Chauraha Police Chowki' in 0.24 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'RIDHI SIDHI CATERERS' in 0.08 km
Railway station: 'Jaisalmer' in 1.94 km
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Best hotels near Jaisalmer

The Surya Paying Guest House

Located in 0 km from Jaisalmer
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Rooms: 3
The Surya Paying Guest House is 1 km from Haveli Palace and 5 km from Bada Bagh Garden. Jaisalmer Airport is 17 km away. Cooled with a fan, rooms … More: photo, rates and booking
Hotel Palace Height

Located in 1 km from Jaisalmer
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Rooms: 13
Palace Height Hotel's rooms are fully air conditioned and equipped with a flat-screen cable TV and an en suite bathroom. Some rooms have a sofa, a … More: photo, rates and booking
Hotel Shanti Residency

Located in 2 km from Jaisalmer
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Rooms: 24
Shanti Residency is a 10-minute drive from the Central Bus Stand and a 15-minute drive from Jaisalmer Domestic Airport. Cosy guest rooms come with … More: photo, rates and booking
Hotel Pithla Haveli

Located in 3 km from Jaisalmer
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Rooms: 25
The hotel is just 1.5 km to the popular tourist attraction, Gadisar Lake. The magnificent Jaisalmer Fort and Patwa Haveli are within 2 km away, while … More: photo, rates and booking

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