Rawal Jaisal, a Bhati Rajpur, abandoned his Fort at Ludarva and established his kingdom at Jaisalmer and built the Fort on top of Trikuta Hill in the year 1156 AD, Bhati Rajputs claim their descent from Lord Krishna and are Chandravanshi Rajputs.
Jaisalmer is the most exotic and unusual towns in Rajasthan, it was an important ancient trading centre because of its strategic location on the camel trade routes, Jaisalmer is also described as the ‘golden city’. There are beautiful havelis, built by merchants of the 19th century, these havelis are exquisitely carved from golden-yellow sandstone and the craftmanship is worth seeing. The fort built by Rawal Jaisal in the 12th century, stands on the 80 metre high Trikuta hill. There are may jain temples which depict skilled craftmanship and filigiri workmanship .
There are various places to see in Chittorgarh:-
The fort stands almost 30 metres over the city and houses an entire living area within huge ramparts. Walking through the narrow lanes is an experience worth savouring.It is approached through Ganesh Pol, Suraj Pol, Bhoot Pol and Hawa Pol. Also, within it are many beautiful havelies and a group of Jain temples dating from the 12th to the 15th centuries. Being part of the Desert Triangle and the venue of Desert Festival, the place is accessible by rail, road and air and has tourist accommodation ranging from high budget to low budget. The city is also covered by the “Palace on Wheels” a train-cum-road package, which needs no description. This place too witnesses large flow of tourist traffic in winters.
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