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Travel Guide for Jaisalmer

Rajasthan is full of treasures and Jaisalmer is one of the precious treasures of this state. The city is also known as Golden City because of the buildings made by using yellow sandstone. This beautiful city is located near India-Pakistan Border and in the heart of Thar Desert.

Jaisalmer got too much thing to offer its tourists. It has UNESCO World Heritage Site which is the center of attraction for the tourists.

Also like the other cities of Rajasthan, Jaisalmer is rich in culture, history, variety of food, colorful markets and so on. There are some havelis in the city which is also built from the same yellow sandstone which enhances the beauty of the city.

Experiencing Deccan Odyssey styled Jaisalmer Vacation

Deccan Odyssey is among the most luxurious and comfortable tourist train, managed by Indian railways. The train schedule a journey of 8 days and 7 nights which includes Jaisalmer in its itinerary.

Nothing is better than visiting a beautiful city like Jaisalmer along with a great comfort. Visit to Jaisalmer with Deccan Odyssey will make your trip the most memorable trip of your life. Journey with Deccan Odyssey Train is one of the most exciting ways to visit a place.

So let’s take a tour of this splendid place and enjoy the culture of Rajasthan. So maybe in winter vacation or during New Years Eve, you can head towards this amazing place to enjoy a memorable holiday here as the temperature is a little better during winters.

You can contact us to book your perfect vacation to Jaisalmer.

We can also assist you in booking tickets for a journey in Deccan Odyssey.

How to Reach Jaisalmer ?

Jaisalmer is one of the most important cities in Rajasthan. Also the city is visited by tourists from all around the world. Located in the center of Rajasthan, Jaisalmer has a good connection of road and air with all the major cites of Rajasthan and other cities across India. This place is easily reachable.

  • By Air:

    The Jaisalmer Airport located at a distance of 5 km from the city has regular flights coming from New Delhi, Jodhpur and Bikaner. This airport is managed by Indian Air Force and operates from September to March only. The airport in Jodhpur can be used to reach Jaisalmer. You can hire a taxi or cab to the city from here. Nearest international airport to the city is in New Delhi.

  • By Rail:

    Jaisalmer railway station is 2 km far from the city. This station is well connected from Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur, New Delhi, Agra and other major cities of India. There are regular trains to Jaisalmer from these cities.

  • By Road:

    Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation runs regular buses to and from Jaisalmer. The cities of Gujarat and Rajasthan are connected with Jaisalmer with roads maintained by EWLL. Golden Bus Terminal and Roadways are two bus stands.

What to see and do in Jaisalmer ?

If you are looking for sightseeing spots in Jaisalmer, you ought to visit

Top attractions to see in Jaisalmer are

  • Jaisalmer Fort

    This fort is the center of attraction of the city. Or we can say that Jaisalmer is mainly known for this fort. It was built in 12th century by Bhati Rajput Ruler Rao Jaisal. This fort is named after him. The Jaisalmer fort is a huge yellow sandstone reinforcement that contains several beautiful things inside of it.

    This fort has gateways, Havelis, temples and a Raj Mahal. During the sunset the site of the fort turns magnificent and that’s why it is also called “Sonar Quila’’. This fort is located on the Trikuta Hill and you can see the whole Jaisalmer from this fort. The site of the city from this fort is amazing. This fort is the example of rich heritage of our country.

  • The Camel Safari

    Jaisalmer is the city of shifting sand dunes. A camel safari in the Thar Desert is a must thing to experience while spending time in Jaisalmer. It helps in exploring the unknown and hidden places in the middle of the desert. The more time you’ll spend on the back of the camel the more places you’ll explore here.

  • Sam Sand Dunes

    This is the best recommended place to visit in Jaisalmer. These Sam Sand Dunes are approximately 42 km away from the city center. The inanimate surroundings along with stretches of dunes and the camel safari in the sunset will take you to the pleasant hinterscape.

    The Gypsies of this desert performs folk dance with rusty music which is a must to see. This dance and these peoples depicts the culture of Rajasthan. The perfect time to visit these Sam Sand Dunes arrives in February, at the time of Jaisalmer Desert Festival.

  • Gadi Sagar Lake

    This place is the best suitable place for sightseeing in Jaisalmer. And today it has become the best tourist place for tourists to hang out. This lake is surrounded by several temples among which the Krishna temple is more popular. Migratory bird flock this area during winter. You can also enjoy this place by boat riding.

Best time to visit Jaisalmer

The best time to visit Jaisalmer is during November to March. This is the winter season and the temperature remains quite cool. This is best time to enjoy the sightseeing, camel safari and for other activities.

Avoid summer season i.e. from April to August. These are the hottest months in Jaisalmer and in all over Rajasthan.

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