Jaisalmer which literally means “the Hill Fort of Jaisal”, is a major tourist attraction of India. Jaisalmer is named after Maharawal Jaisal Singh, a Rajput king who founded the city in 1156 AD. The city is known for Desert Safari, its Jaisalmer Fort and Havelis. Havelis in Jaisalmer was made by traders and merchants since in medieval times Jaisalmer was major trading centre. There are many Havelis in the city including Patwaon Ki Haveli, Nathmal Ki Haveli, Salim Singh Ki Haveli and many more.