Jain Temples, Jaisalmer

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Admire the artistry and architecture of Jain Temples, a collection of holy sites located within the walls of the city's fort. Built between the 12th and 15th centuries CE, the temples feature elegantly carved edifices, whose intricate sandstone exteriors establish patterns that lead inside to the main prayer rooms. The whole temple complex offers the chance to learn more about the Jain community that has created so many of the notable buildings and institutions within the World Heritage-listed city. Using our custom trip planner, Jaisalmer attractions like Jain Temples can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • August 17, 2017
    It may look clustered on the outside, but make sure to get in and spend some time in there, for the amazing 3rd century architecture. preferably go with a guide who can tell you more about this place....  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    The guide we had was wonderful. Explained everything is religion, its beginnings and beliefs. The temple is very beautiful, always barefoot and without giving back to their God.
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  • August 9, 2017
    five jain temples built with white makarana marble unique carving not found else where.there are 6666 statues in temples eye catchung art work in marble and too good internal painting under side of ro...  more »
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  • March 14, 2017
    Splendid. This Jain temple is perfect example of mixing of cultures. Believed to have been made by Jain traders this is a masterpiece of art and architecture. Camera is allowed after payment and it's worth it. Audio tour is also available. The interiors of temple would delight you . The beautiful toranas(gateways) , highly decorated halls. There are group of interconnected temples. The carving of Jain tirthankaras is also magnificent. The place is located within walls of Jaisalmer fort and must visit if you want to treat your eyes with masterpiece.
  • February 20, 2017
    After visiting Ranakpur it's just an average place. Quick to be visited dont know if entrance is mandatory because dont know if its really worth it or not. Still its beautiful
  • March 16, 2017
    The entry people were very rude 😤. They said the temples are now privately owned and not a government facility so they could do what they wanted. Because of this I didn't go in. It's a shame to have people like this working in such spots.
  • November 28, 2016
    Nice temple.best architecture.ticket is 30rs.for mobile 60rs.otherwise submit mobiles to counter.u can shoot/photo here.come by walk from fort and then go to Patwaro ki haweli by walk.u will see desert galliyan
  • June 8, 2017
    Mind blowing architecture of the temple.

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A popular tourist destination with a wealth of attractions, Jaisalmer boasts a number of accommodations to meet the needs of its domestic and international visitors. The district around Sadar Bazar features a large number of options, with simple sandstone hotels and guesthouses complemented by the odd high-end alternative. Look closer to the fort to find the more storied and luxurious options in town, with many rooms offering extensive views of the desert city's most famous architectural highlights.
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