Golden History of this golden city
This royal city was established by Rawal Jaisal Singh of the Bhati clan. Jaisalmer was named after him and it means the Hill Fort of Jaisal. Rawal Jaisal Singh made Jaisalmer Fort his capital. Once Jaisalmer Fort was destroyed by the army of Alauddin Khilji and then by Sultan Ferozshah. Jaisalmer was ruled by several rulers of different clans. During the reign of Shah Jahan, Jaisalmer prospered rapidly. Later a ruler of Jaisalmer formed an alliance with the British to save the Jaisalmer state. Now the Jaisalmer city lies under the Indian Government. Jaisalmer is one of those cities which were situated on the trade routes between India and Central Asia.