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Monsoon Season in Jaisalmer

It is an arid region with minimal to no rainfall. An average rainfall of 15 centimeters is there annually.

Summer Season in Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer has extreme climatic conditions due to its proximity with the Thar Desert. Summers are dry and hot, beginning in the month of April and continuing to June. Maximum temperature during the day can go up till 44ºC, and the nights are cooler with temperature going as low as 25 ºC.

Winter Season in Jaisalmer

Winter season in Jaisalmer begins by mid November and terminates by February. Winters are cold, with pleasant days and chilly nights. The temperature during the day may go up till 24 ºC and that during the night may get down to 5 ºC.

Events / Festivals in Jaisalmer

Desert Festival: The desert festival in Jaisalmer is held each year in the month of February. This colorful desert festival is held at the Sam Sand Dunes which is at a distance of 42 kilometers from the city of Jaisalmer. There are several cultural events, camel races, folk performances and showcase the rich cultural heritage of the state of Rajasthan. This three day festival is meant to showcase mainly the local events, as well as folk dance and music performances. This festival is organized by Rajasthan tourism. Tourists may take camel safaris or SUVs to reach the venue. This festival is also known as the Rajasthan desert festival and attracts tourists from various places.

Ramdevra Fair: The Ramdevra fair is organized in the village of Ramdevra situated near Jaisalmer. This festival is meant to pay tribute to the famous saint Baba Ramdev. This village was the home of this saint who was a Tanwar Rajput. Several Hindu and Muslim devotees come to the Samadhi of Baba Ramdev in the village and offer coconuts, choorma, rice and toys made of wood. This festival is celebrated in the months of August or September.

Basant Panchami: The festival of Basant Panchmi is celebrated in the month of February. This festival is meant to worship goddess Saraswati. Special poojas are performed in houses and the devotees apply special teeka on their forehead. Women prepare special dishes and sweets. This festival also marks the termination of winter season and the beginning of spring.

Accommodation in Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer is an important place of tourist interest in the state of Rajasthan. There are a variety of options available for accommodation for the tourist. You can choose from a range of hotels in Jaisalmer and guest houses varying from budget hotels to luxury and heritage hotels. One can also obtain desert camps and tents in Jaisalmer. These tents in the camps are equipped with various modern facilities and all care is taken to ensure the comfort for the tourists.

Jaisalmer Weather

Quick Info

  • Attractions

    Historical Monuments
  • STD Code

    None
  • Best Season

    October to February
  • State/Code

    Jaisalmer/None
  • LANGUAGES

    Rajasthani, Hindi, Urdu, English
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