Jaisalmer Fort - Nearby Places
Besides Jaisalmer Fort, tourists can visit other places nearby the fort. These places are as follows −
Patwon ki Haveli
Patwon ki Haveli was built in 19th century due to the increase in trade. Merchants from different parts of the world visited the city very often so the city became a trading center. The monument has beautiful carvings at the inside and outside walls that are painted with golden colour. The haveli was used as a residing centre for the traders and merchants who sold the items made up of gold and silver. The haveli is less than 1km away from the fort.
Tazai tower is one of the architecture that tourists must visit. The tower is a five-storey building that shows the brotherhood of the kings of Jaisalmer with other communities. Maharawal Berisal Singh constructed this tower in 1886AD that depicts the mausoleums of various imams. The tower was constructed by Muslim craftsmen who constructed each floor with unique designs. The tower is around 550m away from the fort.
Bada Bagh is a garden located at 6km away from Jaisalmer. Since Jaisalmer is a desert city so rulers tried to bring some greenery to the city and that’s why the garden was made. The garden is watered through an artificial dam that was built by Maharawal Jaisal Singh. At the entrance there is Goverdhan Stambh that was constructed for successful construction of the dam. There are tombs of the royal people within the garden that were built on the basis of Hindu architecture.
Gadsisar lake was constructed by Maharawal Gadsi Singh in 1400AD to store rain water for harvesting the crop. The lake is surrounded by many temples and shrines and is also a place for migratory birds during winter season. Tourists especially bird watchers can find birds of different species. The other structures that beautify the lake are cenotaphs and gardens situated around the lake.