Desert Cultural Center

Desert Cultural Center

  • Jaisalmer
  • Rajasthan
  • India

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Desert Cultural Center, Jaisalmer Overview

Desert Cultural Center in Jaisalmer is one of the best places to visit when you plan a trip to Jaisalmer. Desert Cultural Center, Jaisalner boasts of the cultural superiority of Rajasthan. Many people and travellers who have gone to this place has termed it as one of the cool museums ever. The museum displays varied collections of traditional instruments, rich collections of ancient and medieval coins, any kinds of utensils and other artifacts and admirable textiles.




Desert Cultural Center is an interesting museum projects the glorious history of Rajasthan’s princely states and spreads the cultural richness of Rajasthan. The aspects of Desert Cultural Center of the place is inclusive of Rajasthani music (with video), textiles, a kavad (a brightly painted mobile story box/shrine made of wood), and a phad (scroll painting) portraying the story of the Rajasthani folk hero Pabuji, which is used by nomadic singers because they recite Pabuji’s epic exploits. Moreover, as Desert Cultural Centre & Museum is counted as one of the most significant landmarks in Jaisalmer, it also exhibits local musical instruments, ancient coins and currency, traditional jewellery of the womenfolk, hunting gear of me, historical displays of rulers, artillery and armour of the bygone era armies. In addition to this, all the travellers can have fun related to a live puppet show at this place that happens here. Moreover, the place is well-maintained by Jaisalmer tourism and has rare coins related to Jaisalmer history and the past of Rajasthan in whole.


Best Time to Visit:


The best time to visit this desert city is the winter season that is from November to February. This is the time when the heat becomes comparatively low. The desert festival held during the last winter months of January and February is the most apt time for the people to visit Jaisalmer.


How to Reach:


There is no denying the fact that Jaisalmer is well-connected to other major cities of the country via regular flights. Jaisalmer has its own airport with the name Jaisalmer Airport (JSA). For the ones who want to travel via train, one can easily get regular trains to Jaisalmer from other major cities of the country. There are regular buses from other major cities of the country to Jaisalmer and the nearest bus stand is Jaisalmer itself.


Visitor Information:


Timings: 9am-6pm

Puppet shows: 6.30-8.30pm

Charges: Price museum INR50, camera INR 50, combined museum & puppet show INR 100

Distance (From Jaisalmer): 1.5 Kms

Trip Duration: 1 Hour


Nearby Attractions:


The Jaisalmar Fort

Tazia Tower Jaisalmer

Gadsisar Lake

Jain Temples

Patwon Ki Haveli

Nathmalji ki Haweli

Government Museum

Desert Safari in Jaisalmer

Bada Bagh


Ramdeva Temple


FAQs And Information:


How much time does it take to explore Desert Cultural Center, Jaisalmer?

It would take you only an hour to see this beautiful place called, Desert Cultural Center, Jaisalmer.


What are the charges for entering Desert Cultural Center, Jaisalmer?

The entry fee for Indian is INR 20, for foreigners, its INR 30 and INR 20 for Camera.


Are there separate charges for the puppet show at Desert Cultural Center?

Yes, there are separate charges for the puppet show. It will cost you for over INR 30 for Indians and INR 50 for foreigners.


Who built this cultural center?

Bhatti Rajputs had built Desert Cultural Center and it is also to be noted here that the bastion of the center is surrounded by ancient townships.

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