Vyas Chhatri is an assemblage of golden sandstones, which stands as an edifice of Rajasthani architecture. It was built 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.
The best time to visit Vyas chhatri is the months between October and March which is the winter period. As Jaisalmer is located beside the Thar Desert, the temperature in the summer (March to June) soars high and it can mar your experience of traveling. The monsoon season between June and September is also not a good option as the temperature does not change and in addition, there are bouts of rain. So, you should plan your visit to the Vyas Chhatri between the winter seasons.