Location: Outskirts of Jaisalmer, 16 Km from the city
How to Reach: You can hire a cab or auto rickshaw
Importance: Jain temple ruins, Kalptaru and Peacocks
Lodurva is the ancient capital of Bhattis Rajputs and was once a
flourishing city but lost most of the splendor when the Bhattis shifted
their capital to Jaisalmer. Nevertheless this place is a major tourist
attraction and attracts a lot of attention due to ruins of Jain temples.
The most mesmerizing experience will be the peacock dance amid exotic
Lodurva ruins. Yes, Peacocks are a great pull and they are in plenty
Lodurva is also known for its Jain temples. The temples are made of
bright yellow sandstones. Though in ruins, the splendors of these Jain
temples are clearly visible. You will find temple walls decorated with
the pictures of Lord Parsvanath, the 23rd Jain Tirthankar. The beautiful
Jaali works make these temples a piece of marvel. You will notice the
splendid and dominating arch in the main temple building. These arches
are typical of the Dilwara style of temple architecture.