Mandir Palace

Behold the magnificent spectacles that this incredible place offers!

Mandir Palace
  • Entry Fee : Yes.
  • Location : Jaisalmer.
  • Top Attractions of the monument/place : Behold the magnificent spectacles that this incredible place offers!

One of the most popular destinations of Rajasthan, Jaisalmer is well known for its palaces, forts and temples. The city lies in the heart of the Thar Desert and thousands of tourists and pilgrims alike, folk to the city.


The Mandir palace is over two centuries old with the foundation stone being laid by MaharawalMoolrajji of the Singh Dynasty. The palace was built in parts by his subsequent successors till the beginning of the 20th century; the latest and most beautiful part of the building was constructed by the late MahahrawalJawahirSingh and is called The Jawahir Vilas.


The Mandir Palace is well known for its architectural style which is Indo- Saracen. This particular style is a blend of the Rajput and Islamic architectural forms which were carried down by the artist from Afghanistan. The Mandir Palace also has some excellent stone carvings which are showcased in their ornate balconies, carved stone screens and canopies. The exquisite carvings are proof of the excellent local craftsmanship in their finest and purest form. Another interesting feature of the The Mandir Palace is its tower called The Badal Vilas, which is the tallest tower below the Golden City Fort. The tower provides an excellent view of the city and one must take the time to visit the tower.

The entire spacious complex is still possessed by Singh descendants, the grandson of the last Maharaja Hukum Singh. Prince Dr. Jitendra Singh transformed a part of it into a heritage hotel and it has since then become a first-class tourist destination. Other parts of the palace are now integrated into a museum which is accessible to the public for small entry fee. There are two buildings beside the hotel which have been converted into museums. One of them is for weapons and objects of daily use from the private collection of the Royal Family and the other one is to display the furniture and decorations from the old palace. The objects and designs reflect the charm of the pomp and lifestyle of the previous rulers of Jaisalmer. The complex is very well maintained with walls being covered with bougainvilleas giving it a pleasant atmosphere.

Other Attractions

There are a few other places nearby to visit too such as:

  • Tazia Tower : Known for the architecture this palace place lies in the centre of city but has a less crowd and is also famous for ideal peace escape.
  • Desert Art Gallery : Famous for its gifts and speciality shop as tourists love to but fabrics and handmade products which are widely available here.
  • Caravan Desert Safari : The famous camel desert safari over the Sand Dunes of the great Thar Desert is one of the major attraction of the state.
  • The Thar Desert : Also known as the great Indian desert covers at around Two hundred thousand square kilometres of area.
  • Jewellery Shopping : Also known as the great Indian desert covers at around Two hundred thousand square kilometres of area.
  • Jain Temple : At just a walking distance the beautiful Jain temple known for its religious and sacred values. It has beautiful stone carved walls.
  • Nathmal Ji Ki Haveli : Known for the great exterior looks the small fort lies in the city itself where people aren’t allowed to go in as it is an old fort. It is surrounded by so many antique and art shops.
  • Jaisalmer Fort : A very famous and an international heritage, used to be ruled by the Mughal Kings. A wide range of Bollywood movies have also been shot here which makes it a very prominent tourist attraction.
  • Fortress Of Hadda : A Fortress situated between Jaisalmer and Mohangarh Fort.
  • Badal Mahal : Known for the Rajputana decor and designs this mahal is situated next to Sagar Lake and is just a minute away from Mandir Palace. It is the highest point of Kumbhalgarh fort that is where it has got its name. A number of private guides are available there for the tour everytime.
  • Bada Bagh : A little away from the Mandir Palace in the city it is the Garden complex which is ideal for small get together or picnic with friends and family.

Jaisalmer is also famous for The Thar Museum where ancient art pieces, ruins of the past rulers and their belongings are preserved. Another attraction is the War Museum which is an Indian Army war museum.

The Mandir Palace is situated at a very focal point in the city. The placeis nearby to all the tourist hotspots. The place itself is picturesque and provides an excellent photography spot to all those bloggers and tourists who are interested in keeping their social media accounts truly artistic.All in all,the Mandir Palace is a place which provides modern luxuries as well as an insight into the history of the royal family of Jaisalmer. The hotel is easily accessible and preferred by tourists and businessmen alike.

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