Jaisalmer, the city itself makes us think, as if it reaches to us directly
from Arabian nights! It coaxes us to imagine a dramatic picture of a sandy
desert, magnificent havelis made by the rich merchants of this city sand
dunes, camel safaris, caravans passing by and old forts. The city is
considered to be the 'golden city of palaces'. Jaisalmer is extremely
popular for handicrafts, stone work and Rajasthani mirror work. The very
rich and colourful Rajasthani folk culture is worth-seeing.
Quick Facts Location : Western Rajasthan amidst Thar Desert Area : 38,401 Sq, km Trip Highlights : Jaisalmer Fort, Havelis and Gadsisar Lake Ideal time to visit : October - March Languages : Rajasthani, English and Hindi STD Code : 02992 Climate : Summer (Max - 42 ºC) & Winter (Min - 7 ºC) Best Time : October to March
Jaisalmer Air/Rail/Road Links
Jaisalmer is not connected to airways directly. The
nearest airport is Jodhpur(300 kms). Jodhpur is connected to all major
cities of India.
Railway Station :
Jaisalmer is connected to all major cities of India
through broad and meter guage railway tracks .A famous train 'Palace on
Wheels' can also make your journey an unforgettable one.
Bus Station :
Deluxe and Rajasthan roadways and private buses ply to
all major cities. Roadways main bus stand and Golden bus terminal are
the two bus stands in Jaisalmer which provide services to all major
of Jaisalmer Jaisalmer Fort
over The Trikuta Hill, this tall structure has been regarded as one of the
most invincible and magnificent forts of Rajasthan. The mega structure
merges with the golden hues of sand and gives out colorful shades in the
Built by the prosperous merchants of Jaisalmer, these Havelis are favored
for their beautifully arched roofs, miniature style paintings and carvings
on stones. These havelis are show pieces of Jaisalmer's legendary
traditional opulent wealth.
Sam Sand Dunes
in the corner of Thar Desert, these are a major tourist spots. Riding on a
camel caravan, enjoy the sun setting as, you relax on the sands of
Jaisalmer. The diorama of the desert will weave an outlandish penchant,
taking you to a fairy land.
Gadsisar Sagar Tank
A water conservation tank made by the Maharajah of Jaisalmer Gadsi Singh.
It is a very beautiful tourist destination and an enjoyable picnic spot. The
tank attracts hundreds of migratory birds during winter season.
Centres in Jaisalmer
A trip is considered to be incomplete if you don't buy something typical of
Jaisalmer. It is popular for embroidery, Rajasthani mirror work, blankets,
antiques, typical Rajasthani shawls and stone work. Some exquisite shops of
this desert place are-:
To enjoy to your fullest you can not only explore Jaisalmer, but also some
beautiful places around it. Jaisalmer offers splendid places around it so
don't miss the opportunity of visiting these places.
Jodhpur - 275km Bikaner - 328 km Ajmer - 500 km Udaipur - 663 km