Jaisalmer

Locations :

Lattitude: 26.913° N,
Longitude: 70.915° E
Best Time to Visit : October to February

Weather :

Summer : 25°C to 44°C
Winter : 05°C to 24°C
Monsoon : 15°C to 35°C

Jaisalmer is a major tourist city in the state of Rajasthan, lies in the heart of Thar Desert, which is the Great Indian Desert. This city is crowned with several forts, palaces, ancient temples and buildings. The name Jaisalmer means "the Hill Fort of Jaisal". The name has been derived from Maharawal Jaisal Singh, a Rajput king. He ruled this region in 1156 AD. Jaisalmer is popularly known as the ‘Golden city of India’ and a World Heritage Site. It was the part of the famous Silk Route during the days of yore. This royal city is the gateway to the Thar Desert most notable for its incredible yellow stone architecture. In the mid of 12th century, this Golden City was established by Rawal Jaisal. It has emerged as a slice of royal heritage from incredible Rajasthan. If you want to experience the royal Jaisalmer, one should visit this place during festivals. During festivals, the place become more lively with folk dance and music, Sam Sand Dunes, camel breeding and so on from which one can witness the culture and tradition of this beautiful city. Jaisalmer offers some major tourist attraction places such as – Jaisalmer Fort, Bada Bagh, Khaba Fort, Gadi Sagar Lake, Salim Singh Ki Haveli, Patwa Ki Haveli and others. Apart from this tourist can go for some exciting and different activities like camel rides, jeep safari, parasailing, quad biking, camping, desert camp safari and lots more. 

Main Attractions
  • Jaisalmer Fort, Jaisalmer:  Jaisalmer is a fortified city in the world. It is famous for Jaisalmer Fort. It is a major tourist attraction in the state of Rajasthan, built in 1156 AD by the Rajput ruler Rawal Jaisal. The name of this fort has been derived from this ruler Rawal Jaisal. The fort is on Trikuta Hill and stands amidst the sandy expanse of the great Thar Desert. There is a Jain temple inside the fort.
  • Patwon-Ki-Haveli, Jaisalmer: It is one of the largest havelis in the city of Jaisalmer. It is also known as Kothari's Patwa Haveli, constructed in the year 1805 by Guman Chand Patwa. It is truly an outstanding piece of architecture built in red sandstone in the period between 1800 and 1860 AD. It is one of the most popular attractions in Jaisalmer.
  • Gadisar Lake, Jaislamer: Gadisar Lake is an artificial lake in Jaisalmer. This lake was built by Raja Rawal Jaisal. It is a major tourist destination in Jaisalmer. The lake can be visited at any time of the day where one can The best time to visit the Gadisar Lake is between the months of October to March.
  • Salim Singh Ki Haveli, Jaislamer: Salim Singh Ki Haveli is also known as Moti Mahal. It was built by Salim Singh in 1815. It is a must visit tourist place while visiting Jaisalmer. This havelis is believed to be 300 years old where one can witness the old magnificent piece of architecture.
  • Khaba Fort, Jaisalmer: While taking tour to Jaisalmer, one must visit Khaba fort, one of the historical fort in Rajasthan. It’s an architecturally impressive landmark full of eeriness, history and mysticism. If you want to explore the depth of Jaisalmer, one should take tour to this place where one can experience a sense of mystery as you explore this abandoned village.
  • Vyas Chhatri, Jaisalmer: Vyas Chhatri is also known as Sundown on the Cenotaphs. This is dedicated to sage Vyaas, the writer of the Hindu epic ‘Mahabharata’. This is one of the best example of Rajasthani architecture. The place becomes more scenic during evening time where one can experience the spectacular sunset in the desert. 
 



Shopping
  • Local markets and bazaars
Things To Do
Places of Worship:
 
  • Tanot Rai Mata Mandir, Jaisalmer
  • Jain Temples, Jaisalmer
  • Bara Bagh Temple, Jaisalmer
  • St Paul's Church, Jaisalmer 
 
  • Fun World Water Park, Jaisalmer
  • Local movie theatre, Jaisalmer
 
Getting There
  • By Air – Udaipur Airport is the major airport to reach Jaisalmer. It is located 507 km away from Jaisalmer. The airport is well-connected with all prominent cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata of India.
  • By Railway – Jaisalmer Railway Station is the nearest Railway station to reach Jaisalmer.  It is well-connected with other major cities like Delhi, Jodhpur, Jaipur and others.
  • By Road – Jaisalmer is well linked by State transport buses from all parts of Rajasthan, Delhi. 
 
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