Jaisalmer is the ideal place for visiting wind farms, the geographical location and the advantage of year round winds across the jaiselmer desert had laid down the foundation of various wind farms, The Jaisalmer wind park, developed by Suzlon Group, crossed 1000 MW of installed capacity during the FY12. This achievement makes the wind park the largest of its kind in India. The wind park, initiated by Suzlon in August 2001, generated 1,064 MW of power on 1st April, 2012. The wind park equips varied range of turbines, including the earliest 350 kW model to the latest S9X-2.1 MW series. It further involves a cluster of wind farm sites at Amarsagar, Badabaug, Tejuva and Soda Mada, within the Jaisalmer district.
Situated in the heart of the Thar Desert, the Jaisalmer Fort seems suddenly to rise out of the desert haze, a magnificent edifice of massive yellow sandstone ramparts and bastions bathed golden in the sunlight. The city was founded in 1156 by Rawal Jaisal, a Bhati Rajput King, after whom it is named – and till today exudes an age-old aura of valour and royalty.
Apart from the spectacular golden fort or Sonar Qila, as it is known locally, Jaisalmer also boasts of some beautifully constructed medieval Havelis and a Jain temple.
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.
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Baisakhi (16 km): A pilgrimage for Hindus, attracting a number of devotees on full moon Mondays of Baisakh every year for holy dip. A temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is originally of early Pratihar period and seems to have been restored in the 16th century