#9 of 19 Places to Visit in Jaisalmer
Distance (From Jaisalmer): 2 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 30 Mins
Place Location: Inside Jaisalmer Fort
Transportation Options: Walk/Trek
Travel Tips: None
At a distance of 2 km from Jaisalmer Railway Station, Tazia Tower is located in the Badal Palace complex near Amar Sagar Gate inside Jaisalmer Fort. The intricate designs, minarets and architectural fusion of this tower make it one of the top Jaisalmer tourist places.
Tazia Tower was constructed in the form of Tazia that are usually part of Muslim religious festivities. It was constructed in 1886 AD by Muslim carvers who presented it as a gift to the imperial Hindu king, Maharawal Berisal Singh.
The structure is a five-storied complex with each story possessing a unique balcony with an exclusive design of its own. The exquisite design and fine carvings on the walls and ceilings of each floor of the tower reflects the rich artistic creativity and imaginative skills of the local craftsmen of the bygone era.
Timings: 8 AM to 6 PM