Historical Places Tour
- Jeep pick up at 10am
- Bada Bagh
- Amar Sagar Jain Temple
- Kuldhara (abandoned village)
- Lodurva Jain Temple
- Picnic lunch near the lake
- Continue on Desert Safari
Price: INR 1250 per person (min 2 people)
Not included: Entrance fees
Included: Lunch, mineral water and transportation. Luggage can be stored at our premises while on tour and subject to availability, guests will be given a room at our hotel to freshen up.
These tours are a perfect extension to our desert trips, perfect for those who would like to have a whole day not just an afternoon. The Thar Desert is very rich in history. The architecture and historical monuments found here are some of the world’s best. Our English speaking jeep driver will pick you up around 10 in the morning and take you around these monuments. After a brief explanation you can take your time to enjoy the place and take photographs.
We will visit the following sights:
Bada Bagh (8KM from Jaisalmer)
Literally translates to ‘Big Garden’. Maharaja Jai Singh II wanted to create a garden in the desert so he commissioned this land to create a water tank in the 16th century. Later on, cenotaphs were built here for the royal family.
Amar Sagar Jain Temple (6KM from Jaisalmer)
Built in 1928 by Patwa Bafna Himmat Ram, this temple is dedicated to Lord Parshwanath. An exquisite masterpiece of art and architecture.
Kuldhara (20KM from Jaisalmer)
A village that was established around the 13th century and abandoned by the early 19th century. No one knows exactly why it was abandoned. The most obvious reason would be water shortage but recent studies suggest that it could have been an earthquake. Legend has it that Kuldhara is a ghost town.
Lodurva Jain Temple (15KM from Jaisalmer)
Dedicated to the 23rd Tirthankara, Parshva. This temple was destroyed in 1152 AD and reconstructed in 1615 by Seth Tharu Shah. It was again rebuilt in the 1970’s as a reminder former glory.
Once all the monuments are visited you will go for a picnic lunch near a picturesque lake. From here you can continue with your chosen desert itinerary.