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Jaisalmer: Land Of artistic structures and monuments.

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About Jaisalmer:

Jaisalmer is one of the famous tourist destination and cultural hub in India. It lies in the heart of the Thar Desert (Rajasthan,India). Jaisalmer is situated in the western Rajasthan region. Jaisalmer is close to Indo-Pak boarder.

  • Jaisalmer  named on “Maha Rawal Jaisal Singh“, a Rajput king.
  • Maha rawal Jaisal Singh founded the city in 1156 AD
  • Mening of “Jaisalmer” is “the Hill Fort of Jaisal“.
  • Jaisalmer is also called the “Golden City of India” because the yellow sand and the yellow sandstone used in every architecture of the city which gives a yellowish-golden tinge to the city.
  • Jaisalmer is filled with many artistic structures and monuments.
  • Jaisalmer is famous for  medieval mud fortress and walled township which make it a popular tourist destination.

Highlights Of Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

Area
38,401 sq. KM
Population
5 Lacks 8000 aprox.
Location
 western Rajasthan ( Thar Desert)
Longitude
69.3 to 72.2° East
Latitude
26.01 to 28.02° North
Best time to visit
October to March
Nearest Railway Station
Jaisalmer Junction
Nearest Airport
Jodhpur
Must Visit
Jaisalmer fort, Havelis and Gadsisar Lake.
Language spoken
Rajasthani, Hindi and Urdu
Religions
Hinduism and Islam
STD Code
2992

Jaisalmer is bounded on the north by Bikaner, on the west & south-west by the Pakistani border, on the south by Barmer and Jodhpur, and on the east by Jodhpur and Bikaner.
The length of international border attached to District JAISALMER is 471 km (293 mi).

Distance  from Major Cities
Jaipur
568 KM
Delhi
874 KM
Ahmedabad
636 KM
Mumbai
1177 KM
Jodhpur
300 KM
Bikaner
330 KM
Barmer
150 KM
Jodhpur
293 KM
Agra
802 KM
Climate of Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer has a hot and arid climate. Jaisalmer is very hot in daytime during the summers but as the night falls temperature cools down dramatically.

Summer

Summer Starts from  April to August when average Maximum temperature remains around 40°C. In this period use light cotton clothes and its recommended to fully cover your body parts with appropriate clothes because it protects you from Suntan and heat strokes.

Monsoon

It rains very little during the monsoons Due to its geographical conditions.

Winter

Winters are pleasant in Jaisalmer with mercury hovering around 25°C. Nights are really chilly and average night temperature is around 7 to 8°C. Nevertheless, there are instances when the temperature has dipped to as low as 2-3°C. Heavy winter clothing is preferable.

What to eat in Jaisalmer

The murgh-e-subz succulent, boneless strips of chicken stir-fried with shredded vegetables, is one not to miss. Alternatively, you can try the ker sangri (desert beans and capers), which is unique to a region that traditionally saw very little meat.  vegetable kebab,  kadi pakorao,  bhanon aloo, potatoes stuffed with mint paste and simmered in gravy.

How to Reach Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer is situated in the Rajasthan and a popular tourist destination therefore it is well connected to the rest of India by airways, railways and roadways.

How to reach Jaisalmer by Airways

Jaisalmer is not directly connected to Airways, Jodhpur airport is 300 Km away from Jaisalmer. Jodhpur is connected to all the major city of India by government and private airlines. From Jodhpur you can hire taxi or take a train.

How to reach Jaisalmer by Railways

Jaisalmer is connected to major cities of India through railway. Direct trains from Jaisalmer are available to Jodhpur as well as Delhi. Indian Railway provide luxury train service to visit Jaisalmer by “Palace on Wheels”.

How to reach Jaisalmer by Roadways

Jaisalmer is well connected to the rest of state by well-maintained roads. Due to its proximity to Indo-Pak boarder, special emphasis is given on its maintenance. Deluxe & Ordinary buses of Rajasthan Roadways & Private companies operate form Jaisalmer to Jodhpur, Jaipur, Bikaner, Barmer, Mount Abu, Jalore, Ahemdabad etc, Roadways main bus stand opposite Railway station & Golden bus terminal near State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur, Shiv road, Jaisalmer are the two major bus stands.

When to Visit Jaisalmer

The best time to visit Jaisalmer is from October to March, although the  Jaisalmer is full of tourists through out the year.

Famous Place near Jaisalmer

  1. Amar Sagar Lake
  2. Bada Bagh Jaisalmer
  3. Desert National Park Jaisalmer
  4. Wood Fossil Park Jaisalmer
  5. Khuri Sand Dunes
  6. Lodurva Jaisalmer
  7. Mool Sagar
  8. Phalodi Travel
  9. Sam Sand Dunes
  10. Gadsisar Lake
  11. Jaisalmer Fort

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