Maharaja's Palace, Jaisalmer

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Head to Maharaja's Palace to see part of one of the world's largest foritifications and a World Heritage Site. Built in 1156 CE, it stands tall in the center of city, rising out of the sands of the Thar Desert. The palace's yellow sandstone facade turns from tawny to golden as the sun sets. Measuring 460 m (1,500 ft) long, 230 m (750 ft) wide, and 76 m (250 ft) high, it also features a daunting defensive wall. Tour the inside of the massive building to see period furniture, clothing, weapons, and more. Plan a Jaisalmer trip in moments using our itinerary builder.
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  • Really artistic and architectural..need to have good amount of time to see and walk around... and enjoy...  more »
  • There are lots of palaces and forts and so on, but this palace is very nice. There are a lot of rooms with some original furniture which really helps imagine what it all really looked like. I would re...  more »
  • Entrance to palace for foreigner is 500rs plus 100rs for camera and you have included audio guide in it with (1,5h). It guides you through some rooms and halls of the old palace, showing some object, ...  more »

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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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