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Tourist and travel guide of Jaisalmer

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In Jaisalmer you can visit places like Jain Temples, Jaisalmer Fort, Government Museum or Jaisalmer
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Jaysalmer (in Hindi | जैसलमेर), nicknamed "The Golden City", is a city in the Indian state of Rajasthan. For a time the state of Jaisalmer. The city is located on the crest of a yellowish sandstone, crowned by a fort with 99 bastions crowns the Trikuta Hill (Three Peaks) of 80 meters. Inside the fort stands the Maharaja palace Mahal, seven and two Hindu temples Jains. Many of the temples and buildings are carved with great wealth. The city is located in the Thar Desert and has a population of about 78,000 inhabitants. It is the administrative capital of the district of Jaisalmer. Jaisalmer is named after its founder Rao Jaisal.1 Jaisalmer means "strong Jaisal Hill." Jaisalmer is often called "The Golden City" because of the color golden yellow sand gives both the city and its surroundings. Most of the inhabitants of Jaisalmer are Bhatti breed, principalmete Rajputs, who take their name from an ancestor named Bhatti, who achieved great fame as a warrior when the tribe was in the Punjab. Soon after, the clan was driven to the south and found refuge in the Indian desert home became forced. The entire occupied area was part of Gurjar-Pratihara empire until the eleventh century and was controlled by a powerful king Bargujar. Deoraj, a prince of the Bhati family, is considered the real founder of the dynasty of Jaisalmer, after he began rawal used the term. In 1156 Rawal Jaisal, 1 the sixth in succession Deoraj, founded the fort and city of Jaisalmer and became the capital, abandoning the old that was in Lodhruva and is located 15 km northwest of Jaisalmer). In 1293 the emperor so angry Bhattis Ala-ud-din Khilji's army this took and plundered the fort and the city of Jaisalmer, in this way, the city was long deserted. After this there is no data relevant to the time of Rawal Sahal Singh, whose reign marked an epoch in Bhatti history, he recognized the supremacy of the Mughal emperor (not Mongolian) with Shah Jahan. It is at that point that the rulers of Jaisalmer had reached the height of his power, but from that time until 1762, with the rise of Mulraj Rawal, wealth and influence but did not decline, losing many of the adjacent provinces.
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