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Jaisalmer Travel Guide

Jaisalmer is famous for its beautiful forts, lakes, and gardens. The city gives us a glimpse of the rich cultural heritage and colors of the state of Rajasthan.

Jaisalmer, also known as "The sun city" is a shimmering mirage in the Thar desert and a very important place of tourist interest in Rajasthan. The city was named after the founder of the city, Maharawal Jaisal Singh. He was a Rajput king. The city of Jaisalmer is also known as ‘the Golden City’. This is because the yellow sand and the sandstone used to make the structures in this city which give it golden yellow appearance.

Jaisalmer travel guide gives you all the information about how to reach Jaisalmer, Jaisalmer attractions, best time to visit Jaisalmer and excursions from Jaisalmer. This used to be an important business town due to its location on the camel trade route. Jaisalmer is famous for its beautiful forts, lakes, and gardens. The city gives us a glimpse of the rich cultural heritage and colors of the state of Rajasthan. The festivals in Jaisalmer attract visitors from various parts of India and the world.

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How to Reach Jaisalmer
Nestled in the heart of Thar Desert, Jaisalmer in Rajasthan evokes a rustic charm, princely feeling and bedouin-like feeling amidst its undulating golden sand dunes. A shelter of sandcastles and citadels, Jaisalmer is admired for the magnificent Jaisalmer Fort and camel safaris. Not only this, other attractions like Gadi Sagar Lake and Patwa-ki-Haveli and several Jain temples contribute to its popularity as a tourist attraction.
How to Reach Jaisalmer by Air
Jaisalmer is not directly connected by air with any part of India. Jodhpur Airport, located some 300 km away from Jaisalmer, is the nearest airport to the desert land. The airport connects Rajasthan with all major Indian cities. From Jodhpur Airport, tourists can hire cabs to reach Jaisalmer.
How to Reach Jaisalmer by Road
Jaisalmer serves rest of India by well maintained network of roadways. Deluxe and ordinary buses of Rajasthan Roadways as well as many private operates connects Jaisalmer with Jodhpur, Jaipur, Bikaner, Barmer, Mount Abu, Ahemdabad etc. From the bus terminus, passengers can avail local means of transport to reach their respective hotels or attractions.
How to Reach Jaisalmer by Rail
Jaisalmer is served by both broad gauge and metre gauge railway tracks. Direct trains from Delhi, Jaipur and Jodhpur can be availed to reach Jaisalmer. The luxury train 'Palace on Wheels' can also be availed to reach Jaisalmer. On reaching the station, visitors can avail auto rickshaws and private taxis to reach to their respective destinations at nominal fares. 

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Which is the best hotel for unmarried couple?


kapil bhootra

your choice must be HOTEL YELLOW STONE..which is best in all ways..equipped with all necessary facilities and amenities and located on quiet place to enjoy..thanks and visit the hotel..

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we r 4 members ,2 members are seniors, planning to come to jaisalmer on 26 the Jan 18. to visit Sam dunes and desert safari.pls suggest the best camp to stay with cost


Amit Bhatia

there r many camp in sam, but desert spring is the best

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Please suggest best hotels in Jaisalmer.


Kr Vir Sa Shekhawat

Om Desert Resort Sam jaisalmer

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How far hotel from Railway station


kapil bhootra

hello mr vikash...our hotel yellow stone is approx 3-4kms far away from jaisalmer railway station.

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How to possible to go Sam sand dunes and how I come Sam sand dunes to Jaisalmer city ?


Jay Joshi

From Jaisalmer its 40km - via jeep you may come and go back.

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how can I modify check out?


Nikhil Soy

Nothing much jst talk at reception they ll help u out .....

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Is there any tent in Jaisalmer?


Rahul Singh

I have booked hotel in jaisalmer named "Hotel the desert pride" on goibibo . I have to pay any charge at the time of check out ???


kapil bhootra

if you take other services which is apart from your room like tea coffee etc then you have to pay additional charges

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Best dune in Jaisalmer for 5feb? We will be there from morning 5 am till night 10pm. Pls suggest..


Navin Nayak

Jaisalmer Sam Sand Dunes

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Please suggest best and cheap rate camp to stay.

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