Jaisalmer, the ‘desert citadel’, few cities match the magnificence of this ‘museum city’, founded by Rao Jaisal in 1156 AD, on the advice of hermit Eesul. Today, the desert city blooms with intricately carved havelis and old jain temples. The landscape attracts many tourist to Jaisalmer. Manak chowk is the main market place, bustling with activity, one can walk into the narrow lanes from here and experience the art of Silavats
(stone carvers ). The better known havelis are the Patwon ki haveli,the largest and the most elaborate of all. The five storeyed haveli has extensive corridors and chambers.