Jaisalmer was built around an oasis in the Thar desert by prince Jaisal in 1156. It grew to be a major staging post on the trade route across the Thar desert from India to the west. The city is mainly built with golden sandstone and is dominated by the Jaisalmer fort, which was built on a triangular hill.

Jaisalmer Fort photo gallery  - 14 pictures of Jaisalmer Fort
Havelis photo gallery  - 15 pictures of Havelis
Rajmahal palace photo gallery  - 15 pictures of Rajmahal palace
Gadi Sagar tank photo gallery  - 5 pictures of Gadi Sagar tank
Panoramas and Views photo gallery  - 4 pictures of Panoramas and Views
14 photos of the Jaisalmer Rajput fort with its palaces
15 photos of havelis, mansions of rich merchants found in many cities of Rajahstan.
15 photos of the Juna Mahal, a seven-storey palace and one of the oldest in Rajasthan.
5 photos of the Gadi Sagar water tank, southeast of the city walls
4 panorama views of Jaisalmer.
Gallery with all images
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