Situated in the western border of the state, Jaisalmer is the largest district of Rajasthan. Jaisalmer is the administrative headquarters of the city district, that lies in the heart of Thar Desert. This yellow sand stands on a ridge of stone and for this reason and golden sand; It is named as Golden City. This city once was the Rajput state of the same name and still closes the majestic fortress of the glorious days. There are many entertaining and wonderful attractions in the city which makes it a definite destination in the traveler's journey to India. Jaisalmer enables the right choice from the hotel to secure the city's pleasant and rewarding tour.
The highlight of the desert city is the wonderful Jaisalmer Fort, which was made of yellow stonework in mid of 10th century. Rawal Jaisal, in sixth place in the succession of famous Bhatti Rajput warriors, established the fort and Jaisalmer city and made it its center of state. Moreover only being the tourist attraction in India, it is a living person in which there is one fourth of the population. Tawny Lion colorful fort often donates a charming honey-color at night; thus, they provide infrequent experiences for those who see it. This city also has rich Jain heritage, which is an unusual feature in India despite religion's homeland. The temple decorates Jaisalmer with its splendid style and rich artistry. Some of the country's eldest libraries are located here, displaying the most unbreakable scripts and relics related to the Jain tradition.
History of Jaisalmer
Jaisalmer's history comes in the medieval period when the golden city was founded by Rajput chief Jaisal. Jaisalmer's history is sung in the form of tables by local boards, cars and evenings. To prevent the potential encroachment of the enemies, the city was established in the year 1156 above the triangular hill by the Maharaja. Bhatti was in the initial capital of the Rajput dynasty, Lodruva, which is located 15 kilometers south of Jaisalmer.
Jaisalmer emerged as a prosperous state in medieval times. This area was facilitated due to the presence of routes of two countries which connected India with Western countries, Africa and Persia. During the 13th and 14th centuries, Muslim rulers attacked the city. Royal protection was returned to Rajput King, Sabala Sinha during the reign of Shah Jahan. After achieving independence, the state was connected to the Indian Union.
The legend is that the city Jasal founded the devotee, on the order of the year. Jaisalmer grew up in medieval times and collected a lot of money from caravans crossing this area. Two routes connected with India from Persia, Africa, Egypt and Western countries provide trade facilities in this area. The strategic location of the city prevented the invasion of foreign rulers In the 13th and 14th centuries, the rulers of the city, known as Raval, were entangled in the nine-year war with the Turks of Afghanistan, Al-ud-Din Khilji. Rajkumar was defeated in battle and since then he maintained cordial relations with the Delhi Sultanate. Subsequently, after his rival contribution in the battle of Peshawar, Sabla Sinha was honored by Shah Jahan with the royal patronage of the city.
In Jaisalmer's modern history, his association with the British Empire included. After achieving independence, the state joined the Union of India. Hereditary fences, carons and bars sing songs of the wise rulers of the city. Jaisalmer lost his economic importance after the establishment of the port city of Mumbai. After the partition of the country, it also lost the trade route passed through Pakistan. Now it has emerged as one of the important tourist destinations of the country.