Ranked 25 among Places to Visit in Jaisalmer
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Vyas Chhatri is an assemblage of golden sandstones, which stands as an edifice of Rajasthani architecture. It was built in order to honour Sage Vyasa, who compiled the 300,000 verses of the epic Mahabharata. His cenotaph is situated on the north of the structure. It is popularly known as the city's sunset point as it gives a birds-eye view of Jaisalmer. Located inside a structure called Bada Bagh in Jaisalmer, it is one of the most identifiable landmarks of the desert city.
It is situated on the northwestern edge of the town within a Brahmin Cemetery; the burial grounds of kings managed by the Royal family of Jaisalmer. The carvings and the elevated dome-shaped pavilions are a sight to behold. This elegant architecture of golden-hued sandstone over which the meticulously done intricate carvings is an awe-inspiring vision. Vyas Chhatri is a scenic spot for visitors who'd love to catch a sunset in a desert among the golden sandstone structures.
Air: The Jaisalmer Airport at the South Western corner of the town is the most convenient airhead to reach the Vyas Chhatri. It was made operational for passenger flights in 2017. It has regular connections with Jaipur, Ahmedabad and Surat and is less than 12 kilometers from the Vyas Chhatri.
Rail: Jaisalmer Railway Station is the nearest from the Vyas Chhatri, located at a distance of less than 4 kilometers. It is the end point of the Jodhpur-Jaisalmer line on the North Western Railway. You will get regular train service from Jaisalmer railway station to important Indian cities like Jodhpur, Jaipur, Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata.
Road: The Vyas Chhatri is located within the boundaries of the city of Jaisalmer, with the Thar Heritage Museum and the Government Museum present close to it. The famous sandstone made jaisalmer Fort is also a 2 kilometers drive from the Vyas Chhatri. You can book a taxi, take a bus or auto rickshaw in order to go to the Vyas Chhatri.
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