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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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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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I will be reaching jaisalmer at 11.30am in morning and wish to visit tanot mata mandir,i will be returning the next day, what is the best place to stay in jaisalmer ??
It depend upon ur budget, people and their property is quite good. Plz choose by your own requirements. Search gostay hotels they will be very good, cheap and safe too
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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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What arrangements will be available to go for Tanot mata mandir from Jaislmer ( taxi/car/luxury)?
Dear Mr.Vinod.K.Patel, In Jaisalmer you can find Sedan cars , Suv cars as well as luxury cars for Tanot Mata Temple and its About 120 K.M from jaisalmer. car price - 2400/- tavera price - 2700/-.
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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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