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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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please suggest a best go stay in jaisalmer.


Nikhil Ebinezer

try payal safari camp! their hospitality is the best

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Pls suggest air conditioned room in low range??


rajeshkumar Bhindi

It was good,

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distance from railway station to hotel jaisal palace


Nasir Khan

Do we get a gud veg restaurent in sam sand dunes


Deepak Dave

yes few restaurants are there

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best resort in Jaisalmer?



tao lakhmana desert camp

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What are the sightseeing places in the city?


Amit Saini

lake, sonar killa, patwario ki haveli ans real fund is sand dune camping which is around 40 to 50 kms from city

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prashant tarkhala

why you want to know?

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we are only husband and wife ...Can someone pls suggest good family rooms??

how to take room in any hotel for two hours?


Praveen Babal

can I stay with lady friend without her id?


Dilip Pau

Many hotels allowed unmarried couples with valid id.

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