Sights to See
The Fort, said to be one of the largest in the world, is entered through four massive gateways in each direction. It encompasses within it the Raj Mahal (royal palace), Jain temples, a Laxminath temple, Havelis built by wealthy merchants hundreds of years ago, several eateries and shops.
Visitors information: Fort Palaces: Timings: 9 am to 6 pm; Entrance Fee: Indians Rs. 30 per person. Foreigners Rs. 250 Audio Camera Fee: Rs. 50. Jain temples: Timings: 8 am to 12 noon; Entry fee: Foreigners Rs. 30 Camera Fee: Rs.70
This rainwater conservation lake built by Maharawal Gadsi in the 14th century was once the main source of drinking water for the entire town of Jaisalmer. There are many small temples and shrines around it. This is the most popular point to take photographs of Jaisalmer fort early in the morning when the fort looks golden with the first rays of the Sun.
Havelis in town
Salim Singh Haveli: Entry fee Rs. 20; Nathmalji-Ki-Haveli, Patwon-Ki-Haveli: Timings: 10 am to 5 pm. Entry fee: Foreigners Rs. 50, Indians Rs. 10