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Jaisalmer Tourism Overview

About Jaisalmer

Jiasalmer is a town in the north-western region of Rajasthan. The city has been nick-named "The Golden city" because of the extensive use of yellow sandstones in most of the structures. It makes them appear golden. This city was founded in 1156 AD by Rajput King, Maharawal Jaisal Singh, after whom it has been named. The word Jaisalmer refers to "Hill Fort of Jaisal". The predominant culture in Jaisalmer is that of Bhati Rajputs. This region has been under the princely rule of Rajputs since its establishment.

This city is in proximity with Pakistan and located amidst the Thar Desert. The fort and ancient havelis are reminders of the eminent past. The architecture of houses and other structures is typical to the Rajput clan. Today, it is a very popular destination for travellers who want to have unique experiences. The nigh safari in the desert is the most sought after activities.


Area :

5.1 km2

Main Languages : Marwari, Rajasthani, Hindi and English.
Population :

58,286 as recorded in 2001.

Temperature : Summer - Max : 41.6 Min : 25.0.
Winter - Max : 23.6 Min : 7.9.
Best Time to Visit :

Winter months

Calling Code :

02992

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