The Golden heart of Rajasthan, Jaisalmer is blessed with endless beauty including the architectural beauty of historical monuments, a vast stretch of Golden sand dunes, artifacts, cultures, traditions, folk dance, and spirituality of legendary temples. Jaisalmer is enclosed with various tourist attractions like Jaisalmer Fort, Gadisar Lake, Havelis, desert area, and much other but there are some must-visit temples near Jaisalmer that you can’t afford to miss in you Jaisalmer Tour Package. These temples are not only a place of worship but it is a vital part of Jaisalmer Tourism. All the temples in Jaisalmer are dated back to 15th or 16th centuries and thus it displays the architectural style of the bygone era. The town attracts numerous tourists every year due to its amazing desert safari packages and there, on the other hand, it is also a place of worship for pilgrims who visit Jaisalmer to take blessings and became a part of its divinity.
Top 5 must-visit Temples around Jaisalmer –
Tanot Mata Temple –
Located near to Pokhran where Army tests India’s second nuclear in 1999 and this was the time when both Indian & Pakistani armies worship this temple. In 1965, Indo-Pak war took place near Tanot Mata Temple and during the war almost everything was destroyed but this eminent temple remains untouched.
Laxminath Temple –
Situated inside Jaisalmer Fort, Laxminath Temple is one of the most visited attractions of Jaisalmer which belongs to the Lord Vishnu & his wife Laxmi. This temple receives major attention of tourists visiting Jaisalmer Fort. Laxminath temple is dated back to 1494 constructed by Rao Lunkaran and the structure & artifacts of this temple are quite simple but astonishing.
Ramdev Temple –
Ramdevji temple was devoted to Ramdevra, a Rajput who committed his life towards the upliftment of the ill-treated classes. He was followed by many peoples in Rajasthan. The structure of this temple should have been inherent 1931 in the region of the god’s last resting place by Maharaja Ganga Singh of Bikaner.
Shantinath Temple –
One of the seven most important Jain Temples located in Sonar Fort, Shantinath Temple have been dated back to the 16th century. The temple is devoted to the Jain Tirthankar, Shri Shantinath and was established in 1536 AD. It shows the fine art of antiques and is a genuine retreat for the local visitors and tourists.
Jain Temples of Lodhruva –
Situated about 5 km away from Jaisalmer in a small village Lodhruva, which is famous for its splendid Jain Temples. The 900 years old temple was fanatical to 23rd Tirthankara which was destroyed by Muhammad Ghori in 1152 AD. Later about 800 years back this temple was reconstructed by the locals and along with them, Government officials also take active participation. Jain temples of Lodhruva are beautifully surrounded with the Sand dunes that make it a destination to explore.
Best time to visit Jaisalmer
As Jaisalmer is enclosed with the Great Thar Desert, the town mainly enjoys hot and humid climate during the summer season. In the months of April to August, the temperature rises to 42 to 45 degree Celsius during afternoons. Jaisalmer observes very less rainfall in Monsoon season and increases the humidity level in the overall weather of Jaisalmer. October in Jaisalmer witness pleasant weather as evenings became cooler in comparison to others. November to March is the months that constitute the winter season in Jaisalmer and is considered to be the ideal time to visit Jaisalmer. The temperature goes beyond 24 degree Celsius which is best for enjoying Jaisalmer desert safari & local sightseeing. At night the temperature falls to 7 to 8 degree Celsius in the desert area which makes the overnight stay in Jaisalmer desert camp more enjoyable and pleasant.
Jaisalmer is the best place to consider in your next travel plan as it has a lot much to do & to see in the city. So plan your trip to Jaisalmer and get indulge in the vibrant cultures and traditions of Jaisalmer.