Jaisalmer, popularly referred as the “the Jewel of the Desert,” is one of the most fascinating cities of Rajasthan, India. Also known as “the Golden City of India,” Jaisalmer is famous for its magnificent forts, bewitching palaces, havelis (mansions) and centuries old houses. Jaisalmer is also known for its exotic sand dunes and electrifying camel safaris. Jaisalmer has a number of exciting tourist attractions showcasing the royal splendor of the bygone era.
The major tourist fascinations in Jaisalmer include the Jaisalmer Fort, Patwon-ki-haveli, Nathmalji-ki-haveli, Salim-Singh- ki-haveli, Tazia tower, Bar Bagh and the beautiful Gadsisar Lake. Its exquisite handicrafts and colorful festivals are other major tourist attractions. Jaisalmer is also known for its exotic sand dunes, offering exciting and unforgettable camel safaris. The vivid and colorful festivals of Jaisalmer are other major attractions for tourists visiting the city.
MAIN TOURIST SPOTS IN JAISALMER
DESERT NATIONAL PARK
OTHER TOURIST ATTRACTIONS
The Tazia Tower
Amar Sagar Lake
Sam Sand Dunes
The Akal Wood Fossil Park
HOW TO REACH
The nearest airport is at Jodhpur at a distance of 285 km. Jodhpur is associated to Delhi and Jaipur by air. The other nearest airport which is an international airport is at Delhi, well connected with all main cities in India and important international cities. You can travel to Jaisalmer by bus from these airports.
Jaisalmer Railway Station is the chief railway station in the western railway zone. It is connected to Jodhpur and other cities in India. It is also well connected by train to Lalgarh, Bikaner, Delhi and Jodhpur.
Jaisalmer is connected by buses from Jaipur, Bikaner and Ajmer.