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Jaisalmer Travel Guide

Jaisalmer is situated in the middle of the Thar Desert of Rajasthan. It is also known as ‘the Golden City’ because of the sandstone used to build the forts and palaces in the city. It shares its border with Pakistan on the west.
Some beauty spots of the city include Jaisalmer Government Museum, Mandir Palace, Gadisar Lake, Jain Temples of Jaisalmer, Bada Bagh, Desert National Park, Khuri Sand Dunes and Sam Sand Dunes. Desert Festival of Jaisalmer is one of the famous festivals of Rajasthan. Many events like camel race, puppeteer, acrobats, folk dances, turban tying and Mr Desert are organized and it is held in the month of February every year. It is the best time to visit Jaisalmer as this festival exhibits the famous Rajasthani folk music and culture.
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GETTING THERE

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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I will reach at Jaisalmer almost around 6 PM on Nov 18th with 5 family members. Want to stay in natural beauty of Rajasthan. Where should we stay? Please suggest a budget friendly hotel.
go direct to Sandunes Sam n book divine jaisalmer desert camp its good in all packages
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I want to enjoy desert safari and folk dance program can anybody help me with this?
Dear Nikhil JI . Greeting From Le Royal Camps Sam Jaisalmer !!!!!!!! Desert Tour Package Inclusions: ■ Accommodation ■ Welcome drink on arrival ■ Welcome with aarti & tikka ■ Camel ride , Jeep ride ■ Sunset ■ Cultural program ■ Camp fire ■ Use of Swimming pool (in proper swimming costumes only) ■ Evening tea/coffee with snacks ■ Buffet Dinner & Breakfast ■ 2 Bottles of mineral water
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What is jeep safari and camel safari charge respectively?? I am coming Jaisalmer on 1 October also provide pickup and drop charges from Jaisalmer city?
hello sir..there is place around 4kms far away from jaisalmer city called as sam i.e sam sand dunes where you will find sand dunes all over in surroundings ..a 7seater thar open jeep is provided to you with driver charged as 1200 which will take you on that high and deep sand dunes for 30mins around and same as with camel safari in which you will provide a camel for 2seating and camel man will take you on that sand dunes for around 15-20mins which is chargeable...basically to reach sam transportation will be yours but we also provide car to take you to that place.....there 1plan named ODC called as half desert safari includes jeep safari,camel safari,gala music,dinner and tea coffee and snacks..all these will chargeable on basis of per person which is 999per person...transportation charges will be 1800..car will pick you from hotel and drop you in hotel and meanwhile the car driver with his car will be with you on sam...thanks.....
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What are the specialities of the local cuisine in Jaisalmer? Please recommend some good authentic restaurants.
Dear sir, Hotel payalinn the best and good authentic restaurant. specialities of the local cuisine in Jaisalmer.
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We are staying 1 night at Sam sand dunes. How can we travel from Jaisalmer city to the dunes? Do we need to book a cab for overnight stay?
Dear Nihal Sir Greetings we would like to inform you that during May to August it is not suggest-able stay in Dunes because of High temperature even you might face raining as well there is not much facilities to stay. i would request you to book our hotel and take a visit of Dunes we will arrange car for you for camel safari and dunes package on optional rates Thanks Anil
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