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Museums & Art Galleries of Jaisalmer

Museums & Art Galleries of Jaisalmer

Beautifully rising from the heart of the Thar Desert like a golden mirage, the city of Jaisalmer is one of the top tourist destinations in the country. A tour to this fascinating city will let you have a glimpse at the past royal India. Visit Jaisalmer for your next vacation and marvel at the commanding fort etched in yellow sandstone. Let its entire awesome splendor, dominating the amber-hued city leave you awe-struck. Historical believe is that Lord Krishna the head of the Yadav Clan, foretold Arjuna that a remote descendent of the Yadav Clan would built his kingdom atop the Trikuta Hill. His prophecy was fulfilled in 1156 A.D. when Rawal Jaisal, a descendent of the Yadav Clan and a Bhatti Rajput, abandoned his fort at Lodurva and founded a new capital - Jaisalmer, perched on the Trikuta Hill. As you visit the Museums and art galleries of Jaisalmer, you will know the complete story.

Museums and Art Galleries of Jaisalmer

Folklore Museum: For anyone interested in seeing the culture of Jaisalmer on display through the ages, the Lok Sanskritik Sangrahalaya or the Museum of the Folk Culture situated on the bank of Gadsisar Lake in Mehar Bagh Garden is a must. This museum was established in 1984 by N.K. Sharma, a local connoisseur. This well organized museum is divided into six sections and has a rich collection of paintings, photographs, costumes, hairstyles and jewellery, utility articles of rural life, camel and horse decorations, fossils, ornamental arches, as well as articles connected with folk and cultural lifestyles.

Government Museum: The Government Museum of Jaisalmer is situated on Police Line Road near RTDC Hotel Moomal. It was opened in 1984. the large collection of wood and marine fossils in the museum gives an insight into the geological past of the area. The sculpture from the ancient townships of Kiradu and Lodurva dating back to the 12th century pulsate with youth and grace and depicts the artistic skill of the time a glass case exhibits the Great Indian Bustards and Tilor which are birds of the desert.

Gyan Bhandar & Library: Some of the oldest manuscripts of India are found in this library established as a part of Jain Temples.

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