The history of Jaisalmer begins in the 12th century. A younger half-brother was crowned king of Lodurva instead of Rawal Jaisal, the eldest heir to the Rawal of Deoraj, according to recorded history. When searching for a new location to establish his capital, Rawal Jaisal stumbled upon the wise man Eesul.

The sage informed him about Krishna’s prophecy, according to which a member of his Yaduvanshi tribe will establish a new empire in this location. In 1156, Rawal Jaisal built a mud fort, gave it his own name Jaisalmer, and proclaimed it to be his capital.

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The fascinating city of Jaisalmer is located in Rajasthan’s vast the Thar Desert, a dramatic and majestic desert fortress. Due to its location on camel trade routes, “The Golden City” became well-known. The fort from the 12th century and the elaborate “Havelis,” fine merchant-built homes and pavilions in the city’s medieval lanes, are now its most well-known features. Blackbucks, desert foxes, and chinkaras can be seen in the nearby Desert National Park among the sloping dunes, craggy peaks, and watering holes.

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