Mool Sagar is situated about 8 kms. west of Jaisalmer and lies
on the way to the Sam Sand Dunes., it is another amusing, but
rather neglected, small garden and tank. It belongs to the
Royal family of Jaisalmer and was initially built as a cool
summer retreat. The major attraction of this place is a Shiva
temple, which is believed to be constructed out of just two
large blocks of sandstones. It has 18 spacious tents, handmade
by the traditional artisans with 21st century amenities. Each
tent has a bathroom and verandah attached. The tents get air
cooled or heated, depending on the desert winds. Visit to Mool
Sagar makes you forget the desert which is surrounding the
site. Here the tourists can enjoy swimming, in a swimming
pool, shopping in the shops of business centre along with some
historical views through miniature paintings. It is the real
place for relaxation, where the tourists can relax under the
midnight blue desert sky and get entertained by some folk
songs or dance by the local artists.
Maharawal Moolraj II founded the Moolsagar complex in 1815 AD.
There are numerous wells, and a splendid Raj Mahal on the
premises of Moolsagar complex. Maharaja Moolsagar was known
for his patronage to art and artisans and that becomes pretty
apparent when you come across some great murals on the palace
walls. There are many wells, a Palace and a garden. The palace
walls are ornamented with different murals and paintings. This
garden complex also comprises three Jain Temples that are
dedicated to the Jain Tirthankars. The garden is close to the
main city and can be reached by taking a ride in an auto
rickshaw. He certainly had a substantial influence on the
land-lords and wazirs. Therefore his support to the art and
architecture was resonated among his subjects and nobles. It
was mostly due to his efforts that so many lovely palaces and
structures were built in that period which was influenced by
both the Rajput and Mughal schools of art. Best time to visit
Mool Sagar is from October to February.
Activities and Excursions
It was founded by the scheming Prime Minister Salim Singh in
1815. It has a beautifully arched roof capped with blue cupolas
and carved brackets in the form of peacocks.
It was founded by a Prime Minister of princely state of
Jaisalmer. Its front wall is a riot of decoration: flowers,
birds, elephants, soldiers, a bicycle and even a steam engine.
Patwon-ki-Haveli was founded by Guman Chand Patwa (and later
by his five sons). Guman Chand Patwa is a wealthy merchant and
banker who had over three hundred trading centres from
Afghanistan to China. This elaborate five-storey complex took
fifty years to complete. This is the largest, the most
magnificent, and the most elaborate among all the Jaisalmer
How to Reach Mool Sagar
Jaisalmer is connected to major cities of India through broad
gauge as well as meter gauge railway tracks. Direct trains to
Jaisalmer are available from Jodhpur as well as Delhi. Jaisalmer
is connected through both 'Broad gauge' as well as 'Meter gauge'
tracks. One can also travel to Jaisalmer by Palace on Wheels.
Jaisalmer is well connected to the rest of state by
well-maintained roads. Deluxe & Ordinary buses of Rajasthan
Roadways & Private companies operate form Jaisalmer to Jodhpur,
Jaipur, Bikaner, Barmer, Mount Abu, Jalore, Ahmedabad etc,
Roadways main bus stand opposite Railway station & Golden bus
terminal near State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur, Shiv road,
Jaisalmer are the two major bus stands.
Jaisalmer is not directly connected to Airways as such, Jodhpur
airport which is about 300 kms away is the nearest airport.
Jodhpur is connected to all the major metros of India by
government owned as well as private airlines. From Jodhpur you
can hire Cabs or take a train journey according to one’s wish