Jaisalmer

Published: 02.03.2011
Updated: 17.12.2012

Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India


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Jaisalmer

Rajasthani: जैसलमेर

is a town in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It is located 575 km west from the state capital Jaipur.

It was once known as Jaisalmer state.

Jaisalmer is named after its founder Rao Jaisal Yadav king and means "the hill fort of Jaisal".

The town stands on a ridge of yellowish sandstone, crowned by a fort, which contains the palace and several ornate Jain temples.

About 16 km northwest of Jaisalmer is the ancient site of Lodurva situated. The place is famous for the Jain Temples at Lodurva

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