Jaisalmer was founded by the Bhatti Rajput chieftain Rawal Jaisal in 1156. According to the confined tradition, seeking a more protected capital, the usurper was advised by a saint to build a castle on the Trikuta hill. It was in reaching of Lord Krishna's prophecy that a distant scion of his Yadav clan would build a kingdom here. There was water on the hill, a miracle performed by Krishna to quench the thirst of Arjuna.
Jaisalmer stands tall in the desolate beauty of the desert, proudly welcoming visitors to an captivating world of fable, color, and history. The view of Jaisalmer Fort, first seen from a distance of 15 km is stunning. In the early morning the parapet, bastions and the long stretching walls dazzle gloriously. The yellow sandstone protection looks magnificent. It is one of the most exotic cities of the Orient, standing in the heart of the desert for centuries.