Rising like a phoenix in the heart of the great Thar Desert, Jaisalmer or the ‘Golden City’ of Rajasthan is one of the most stunning places to visit in Rajasthan Tourism! Dipped in glorious tales of history and exquisite royalty, this pictorial city is located close to the Indo-Pak Border, and is a must visit place while on a Rajasthan tour.
Named after its founder Maharajah Maharawal Jaisal Singh, Jaisalmer was founded in 1156AD, in local language, Jaisalmer means the ‘Hill Fort of Jaisal’. Owing to the alluring golden colour of the sandstones used in most of the buildings of this region, the city got famed as the ‘Golden City’ of India’s Desert Capital.
Standing gracefully on the ridge of a fascinating yellowish sandstone, this city is also a World Heritage Site, and attracts a large number of visitors every year to revisit and discover its golden charm! If you are planning for a Rajasthan tour, a visit to this royal city is a must for you!
How To Reach Jaisalmer
Being one of the most popular tourist destinations in Rajasthan, Jaisalmer enjoys an extremely goodconnectivity with most corners of the state. Visitors planning for a Jaisalmer visit during their Rajasthan tour can easily board buses from cities like Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur, and others.
Jaisalmer Railway Station has a good connectivity with major railway stations. Visitors can board direct or connecting trains to this royal abode from cities like Delhi, Jaipur, Jodhpur, and others. Also trains like Delhi-Jaisalmer Express, Jodhpur-Jaisalmer Express, and Lalgarh-Jaisalmer Express serves as the best mediums to reach Jaisalmer.
Jet Airways and Air India operates regular flights to Jaisalmer Airport. Visitors planning for air travel, can book flights from cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Udaipur, and others to reach Jaisalmer.
When To Visit Jaisalmer
Being centrally located in the great Thar Desert, Jaisalmer experiences extreme summer. However, if visitors want to enjoy a pleasant visit to this historic and royal city during their Rajasthan tour, they must plan their trips during the winters (November-mid to February). The temperature remains low and offers a much clear atmosphere for sightseeing and other tourist activities in Jaisalmer.
Stay Options In Jaisalmer
In addition to a wide range of hotels and tourist lodges, visitors can also enjoy stays in exciting desert camps while in Jaisalmer. As these hotels, lodges and camps offers various Rajasthan tour packages, visitors can select their stay according to their budget.