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Jaisalmer City Guide

 

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(Also know as Golden City)

Founder : Rawal Jaisal, a Bhatti Rajput Chief Also Known as : Golden City of India

Location : In the western Rajasthan region amid Thar Desert, close to Indo- Pak boarder

Distance : Jodhpur (280 km), Barmer (155 km), Gajner (289 km), Khimsar (320 km), Pokran (110 km), Bikaner (330 km), Sam (40 km), Khuri (50 km). Area : 126.27 sq. km.

Population : 2,324,319 (approximately)

Temperature : Max 46 º C, Min 35 º C (summer); Max 14º C, Min 02º C (winter) Languages : Hindi, Rajasthani and English

Major Attractions : Jaisalmer Fort, Salim Singh Ki Haveli, Patuwon Ki Haveli, Excursions : Khuri Village & Sand Dunes, Kuldhara & Khabha Villages, Desert National Park, Pokran, Barmer, Bada Bag, Baisakhi, Luderwa, Mool-Sagar, etc

Best Time to Visit : October to March. Jaisalmer Information Situated on edge of the yellowish sandstone of vast Thar Desert, the desert city of Jaisalmer is one of the most important cities and travel destinations of Rajasthan, India. Also known as the Golden City of India,

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the city of Jaisalmer is crowned by fantastic fort, named Sonar Kila or Golden Fort which is the major landmark of Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India. The fort is also called Jaisalmer Fort. The fort houses several splendid palaces and terrific Jain Temples. Jaisalmer plays a vital role in the boom of tourism in Rajasthan, India.

The desert city of Jaisalmer is the major attraction of Rajasthan Tourism. One cannot imagine complete tours to Rajasthan without have engaging himself in Jaisalmer Tour. During your Jaipur tours you will have opportunity to observe rich culture and history of Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India.

Very interesting legends and history of Jaisalmer attract the tourists from far and far. The desert city of Jaisalmer was founded in the year of 1156 on the order of Rawal Jaisal, a Bhatti Rajput Chief after moving his capital here from his former capital Lodhurva. Legend of Jaisalmer says that a Brahmin hermit told Rawal Jaisal that Arjuna, one of five Pandava brothers, had came here and they forecasted that a ruler would one day build a magnificent fort along the crest known as Trikuta or Triple Peaked Hill.

Trikuta Hill is that hill where the magnificent Golden Fort of Jaisalmer proudly stands. Popularly described as the Golden City of India, the desert city of Jaisalmer is also famous for thrilling sand dunes and exciting camel safaris.

During your tours to Jaisalmer as a part of Rajasthan tours you will observe that the golden city of Jaisalmer is also rich in its culture and heritage. Arts and architectures, exotic handicrafts and festivals, all are worth visiting attractions of Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India.

The city of Jaisalmer is a mesmerizing tourist destination in the vibrant and colorful state of Rajasthan which is waiting your arrival in the city.

Become a part of Jaisalmer tour and indulge yourself in exploring the various attractions of Jaisalmer city with Swagat Tours & Travels. Read more about Jaisalmer tours attractions on this Jaisalmer City Guide article.

Some Major Attractions in Jaisalmer Jaisalmer Fort : Built in 12th century, the grand Jaisalmer Fort (also known as the Golden Fort or Sonar Kila) is one of the mostFort, Jaisalmer Tour Packagesformidable forts in the desert state of Rajasthan, India.

The fort is located atop the Trikuta Hill and surrounded by a 30 feet high wall with 99 fortresses. This 250 tall imposing fort offers an amazing vista for its visitors. There is also Jain Temple within this fort complex.

Jaisalmer Havelis : Jaisalmer Havelis were once the home of wealthy merchants. These havelis of Jaisalmer are well-known for their creative designs and adornments. The fine cutwork, yellow and red stonework treatment, and the bracket-shaped beautification of peacocks of these Havelis are worth visiting. Salim-Singh-ki-Haveli, Patwon-ki-Haveli, and Nathmalji-ki-Havei are worth visiting havelis of Jaisalmer city in Rajasthan, India.

Gadsisar Sagar Lake : Gadsisar Sagar Lake is also one of the most breathtaking attractions in the city of Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India. The lake is famous as an ideal picnic spot in the city. The lake offers an opportunity to view hundreds of migratory birds during the winter season.

During your visit to Gadsisar Sagar Lake, you will also see a breathtakingly beautiful lush green garden - Bara Bagh which is an oasis in the desert.

Tazia Tower : Tazia Tower is also a worth visiting attraction in the sandy city of Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India. It rises from the Palace of Clouds (Badal Mahal).

The stunning Tazia Tower is well-known for its brilliantly engraved galleries on each storey. It is the five storey beautiful structure.

How to Reach Jaisalmer:

By Air : The golden city of India, Jaisalmer has its own airport. The Jaisalmer Airport is managed by the Indian Air Force. The city of Jaisalmer is well-connected by air with the cities like Jaipur, Jodhpur and New Delhi. The airport is functional only in the month period of September to March.

By Rail : Being a major travel destination of India, the golden city of Jaisalmer is well connected by rail with the cities like Jodhpur, Jaipur, Agra, Delhi, and Mumbai. Jaisalmer is directly connected to Jodhpur by rail, which is well connected to many major cities of India including Agra, Jaipur, New Delhi and Mumbai.

By Road : The Golden City of India, the city of Jaisalmer has a good network of roads. The city is well-connected by road with all the major cities of India