Historical Places in Jaisalmer: Part 2
Jaisalmer War Museum Chetram Voyages brings you all the best Jaisalmer tour packages for a sightseeing tour of Jaisalmer attractions, and one of the biggest attraction is Jaisalmer War Museum. Jaisalmer War Museum is one of the best attractions of Jaisalmer, and it is not surprising, as Jaisalmer was the battleground where the Indo-Pak wars of 1965 and 1971 were fought. The biggest attraction of this museum is the Hunger Aircraft, which destroyed many enemy tanks in the historic Battle of Longewala. Also on display are fighter jets, battle tanks, arms and ammunition, battle trucks, trophies, guns, heavy machinery used by and captured by Indian forces. Tourists can hear audio-visual stories about the battles and also buy some war memorabilia for themselves at this museum. Sam Sand Dunes If you’ve been wondering where to stay in Jaisalmer, then there plenty of hotel options for you in Jaisalmer city itself, but nothing matches the picturesque location of Sam sand dunes. It is here that you will find yourself in a luxury tent, right in the middle of the Thar Desert. In Sam sand dunes, you will find the top 10 camps in the desert of Jaisalmer Rajasthan. Sam sand dunes is also the place where you will find the best sand dunes of Rajasthan. Gently sloping, almost 30-60 meters high, these sand dunes are the reason every tourist wants to include Sam sand dunes to their Jaisalmer tour itinerary. They form one of the most beautiful desert landscapes of Rajasthan. Sam sand dunes is the perfect place where you can enjoy desert safari outdoor activities in Jaisalmer. Camel safari is the most exciting thing to do here and you can also go on a jeep safari. If you like adventure sports like paragliding, paramotoring, Sam sand dunes is definitely the place you should visit near Jaisalmer. Amar Sagar Jain Temple Jaisalmer is one of the most exotic tourist destinations of Rajasthan, and you can check out our tour packages for Jaisalmer Rajasthan, where you can visit such wonderful temples such as Amar Sagar Jain Temple. This temple is located outskirts of Jaisalmer, near Amar Sagar Lake, and is one of the most intricately carved Jain temples that you will find in Jaisalmer. Amar Sagar Temple is dedicated to Lord Parshwanath. Everywhere you look… on the ceilings, walls, columns, jharokhas, there is intricately designed stonework on yellow sandstone. Keep a lookout for jaali designs, arched gates, temple spires, and you will know why Amar Sagar Jain Temple is one of the best tourist attractions of Jaisalmer. Tanot Mata temple & Longewala Jaisalmer is one of those historical places in Rajasthan where you will find unbelievable stories and tales of miracles and divine powers. And If you want to see and visit places where such stories actually took place, then you should visit Tanot Mata Temple. The temple is famous all over Rajasthan for the divine powers of Tanot Mata, the chief deity of this temple. When the enemy fired more than 3000 bombs near the Tanot Mata Temple, none of them exploded and thus the temple deity saved the lives of many Indian soldiers. Longewala is also a historic place near Jaisalmer, and it was here that the actual battle was fought during the 1971 Indo-Pak war. The Longewala War Museum has unexploded bomb shells, military weapons, rifles, battle tanks that were used during those wars. To view even more exciting tourist places of Jaisalmer, you can view them at Historical Places in Jaisalmer: Part 1. Kuldhara Haunted Village If spooky places excite you, then Kuldhara Abandoned Village near Jaisalmer certainly will!!! The story of Kuldhara is also one of the great mysteries of Rajasthan. It is said that 200 years ago, the residents living in Kuldhara village abandoned and fled their houses in a single night. Nobody knows where they left, and how they left Kuldhara, but it is rumoured that it was due to a curse, or the evil eye of a ruthless minister who wanted to marry a girl of Kuldhara. Some say that it was due to an earthquake. But till today, nobody has come to live in Kuldhara village, and it is a deserted place, where you can visit abandoned houses that are in ruins.