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Jaisalmer Travel Guide

Jaisalmer, lying in the middle of the Great Indian Desert of Thar evokes a vivid picture of sheer magic and brilliance of the desert. Founded by Rawal Jaisal in 1156 A.D., the remote location of Jaisalmer kept it almost unaffected by outside influences, even during the days of the Raj. There are very few cities, which boast of the magnificence and charm that encircles Jaisalmer. The romantic sand dunes here will remind you of the Arabian Night stories, which you must have read in your school days.

Area : 5.1sq km

Altitude: 225 meters

Climate: Mean Max Mean min Summer : 41.6C 25.0C Winter : 23.6C 7.9 C

Rainfall: 15cms

Best Season: October-February

Clothing: Summer: Light topical Winter: Heavy woolen

Language: English, Hindi, and Rajasthani.

Jaisalmer Travel Guide Informations

Jaisalmer History

The History of Jaisalmer has a charm of its own. Like all other cities of Rajasthan, Jaisalmer too has its own glorious past to boast about. History of Jaisalmer draws heavily from the history of the Rajputana.

Jaisalmer Excurtions

Excursions from Jaisalmer take you to a number of places. The Sam Sand Dunes and the Khuri Sand Dunes are the most popular tourist spots which are part of this excursion.

Jaisalmer Festivals

Desert festival is the wind-caressed sand dunes. Under the magic of the full moon the entire canvas of desert sand undergoes a spectacular change

Jaisalmer Map

Find jaisalmer road map showing road network Passing through different regions of Jaisalmer district, Rajasthan

Jaisalmer Sightseeing

Jaisalmer fort is the second oldest in Rajasthan after Chittor and commands the desertscape from its 250 feet high perch on the hill. Three strong walls protect the citadel.

Jaisalmer Sand and Dunes

Join a camel caravan that begins at Jaisalmer and traverse Rajasthan sands in style to the Khuri village, located at a distance of 42 kilometers from the main Jaisalmer City.

Entertainment in Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer has a lot of options for entertainment. Because of its rich composite culture it boasts of various songs and dances.

How To Reach Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer is well connected by rail/Road network with Jodhpur as well as other major cities of India such as Jaipur, Agra, New Delhi and Mumbai.

Havelis of Jaisalmer

Havelis in Jaisalmer are the pride of Jaisalmer architecture, a part of the national heritage. Salem Singh haveli, at the eastern end of the city.

Jaisalmer Temples

There are seven Jain temples of which three are most important and are dedicated to Rikhabdevji, Paraswanathji and Sambhavnathji, the Jaisalmer Jain temples belong to the Swetambar Sect.

Jaisalmer Shopping

Visit the curio shops, bustling markets and local bazaars that are located in ancient looking alleyways, near old havelis and old buildings.