Maharaja's Palace, Jaisalmer

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#6 of 18 in Historic Sites in Jaisalmer
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. Maharaja's Palace is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Jaisalmer Edition.
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  • July 1, 2017
    It does give a glimpse of the Royal lifestyle. But we did not find it that appealing. Its just another place with collections of things used by royals. Most of the area is restricted. Narrow passages ...  more »
  • June 14, 2017
    This palace is more simple than the others in Rajasthan, because it is so far out, on the edge of the desert. The fort (not the palace, however) is also unique in that it is inhabited so not as much o...  more »
  • June 9, 2017
    So, India increased the entries for foreigners to visit their monuments and you are wondering if this thing worth the money. DO NOT GET IN. You are going to waste your time and money. You can get bett...  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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