Top Tourist Places To Visit in Jaisalmer

Top Tourist Places To Visit in Jaisalmer

  • Jaisalmer
  • Rajasthan
  • India
  • Best Time to Visit

    Winter months

  • Calling Code


  • 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.

Jaisalmer Overview

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.

Climate and Geography

Jaisalmer is small town in West Rajasthan which lies very close to the border area between India and Pakistan. It is a desert town, situated in the middle of Thar Desert. The ground elevation is approximately 229m. The summers are dry and very hot. Winter temperatures are moderate during the night but the nights are chilly. This region gets scanty rainfall. One small river named Kakni flows 48 km away.

Suitable Visiting Seasons ( months) : October To February.


Travelling to Jaisalmer is more convenient by road and rail.

Air: A new civil airport has been constructed here but has very few flights.

Rail: The railway station here has daily connectivity with major towns in the north. The luxury train, Palace on Wheels, makes a stop here.

Roadways: The National Highways 15 connects this town with Delhi, Ahmedabad and major cities of Rajasthan. Luxury and deluxe buses are available for direct traveling.

Local Transport: The town is small enough to be covered on foot. Bikes and cars are available on rent. A camel trip can also be undertaken for short distances.

Shopping & Entertainment

Besides enjoying the magnificence of the fort and havelis and the camping in deserts, the tourists can spend some money on shopping. The shops are mainly located inside the fort. They offer hand-made products made by artisans of widows in the village. The products up for sale are embroidery-silk and cotton clothes, items made with camel leather, silver jewellery and bronze statues.

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Frequently Asked Questions
  • How many days should I plan for Jaisalmer trip?
    3-4 days are sufficient to explore the main attractions of Jaisalmer.
  • What is the nearest major airport or train station for Jaisalmer?
    The nearest major airport is Jodhpur Airport (JDH) and the nearest train station is Jaisalmer Railway Station.
  • What are the primary transportation options for reaching Jaisalmer?
    The primary transportation options to reach Jaisalmer are by train or by road. There is no direct flight connectivity.
  • Are there any special events or festivals in Jaisalmer?
    The Desert Festival in February and the Jaisalmer International Desert Kite Festival in January are two popular events in Jaisalmer.
  • What are the top tourist attractions in Jaisalmer?
    The top attractions in Jaisalmer are Jaisalmer Fort, Patwon Ki Haveli, Sam Sand Dunes, Gadisar Lake, and Bada Bagh.
  • What are some must-try local dishes and restaurants in Jaisalmer?
    Local dishes to try in Jaisalmer include dal baati churma, Gatte ki sabzi, and mirchi bada. Some popular restaurants are Trio Restaurant, Desert Boy's Dhani, and Saffron.
  • What types of accommodations are available in Jaisalmer?
    Jaisalmer offers a range of accommodations including luxury hotels, heritage havelis, guesthouses, and desert camps for a unique experience.
  • Are there any public transportation available in Jaisalmer?
    Yes, there are public buses available for commuting within Jaisalmer and to nearby cities.
  • What are the transportation options available in Jaisalmer?
    Transportation options in Jaisalmer include taxis, auto-rickshaws, and rented bikes/cars. Camel safaris are also popular for desert excursions.
  • What is the primary language spoken in Jaisalmer?
    The primary language spoken in Jaisalmer is Rajasthani, but Hindi and English are widely understood.
  • What is the best time to visit Jaisalmer?
    The best time to visit Jaisalmer is from October to March when the weather is pleasant for sightseeing.
  • What activities can be done in Jaisalmer?
    Some popular activities in Jaisalmer include camel safaris in the Thar Desert, exploring the desert forts and palaces, and enjoying cultural performances like folk dances and music.
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