Visit the Golden City of Rajasthan

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Rajasthani and Hindi

4 Days

October - March

Jodhpur Airport
30℃ to 35℃

Jaisalmer Tourism

Jaisalmer, also known as The Golden City, is a city in the state of Rajasthan. The city has been declared as a World Heritage Site. The city is on a ridge of yellow sandstone. The main attraction of the city is the Jaisalmer Fort. It is a small city that has a population of 65,471. The term Jaisalmer means the Hill Fort of Jaisal, as it was built by Rawal Jaiswal in 1156 AD. The temperature in Jaisalmer varies greatly from day to night with extremely hot temperatures in the morning followed by low temperatures in the night as it is an arid desert region. One of the main sources of livelihood for people in Jaisalmer is tourism. People of Jaisalmer celebrate the Desert Festival where they organize camel races, turban-tying and Mr. Desert competitions. The city is located close to the Pakistan border. There are several hotels that are designed exactly in Rajasthani architecture and gives a feel of the culture and heritage of Rajasthan. There are several museums that are also present at Jaisalmer like Desert Culture Centre and Museum, Jaisalmer Folklore Museum, Government Museum, Jaisalmer War Museum, Akal Fossil Park Museum, Tanot Museum etc. Anyone who comes to Jaisalmer cannot miss the jeep and camel safari during sunset or sunrise with the locals playing the Rajasthani folklore. Most of the resorts are desert camps that organize ghoomar, the traditional dance of Rajasthan, performances by the locals. People who come to Rajasthan cannot afford to miss out on Jaisalmer as it holds on to the true essence of the state. 


Kuldhara Village

1.Kuldhara Village

16 kilometres from city centre

Kuldhara is a village in Jaisalmer which was inhabited by Paliwal Brahmins. This village has been left abandoned in the 19th century. There are dif...

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3 kilometres from city centre

Barmer is a district in the state of Rajasthan. It is the fifth largest district in India and forms a part of the Thar Desert. Jaisalmer falls on t...

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39 kilometres from city centre

Khuri is a small village near the city of Jaisalmer in the state of Rajasthan. It is a less crowded place and provides an enjoyable experience for ...

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Desert Safari

4.Desert Safari

1 kilometres from city centre

Desert Safari at jaisalmer can be Jeep Safari or Camel Safari. These are generally done for the tourists to see the sunrise or the sunset from the ...

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418 kilometres from city centre

Havelis are a traditional townhouse or mansion. There are different types of havelis in Jaisalmer that have either Rajputana or Islamic architectur...

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Tazia Tower and Badal Palace

6.Tazia Tower and Badal Palace

0 kilometres from city centre

Tazia Tower, the five storey mausoleum, is situated in the Badal palace Complex. It is a replica of the various Muslim imams which has beautiful ca...

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Sam Sand Dunes

7.Sam Sand Dunes

34 kilometres from city centre

Sam Sand Dunes is one of the most important sand dunes of Jaisalmer. There are several camps in the desert and is located at a distance of around 4...

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Jaisalmer Fort

8.Jaisalmer Fort

1 kilometres from city centre

Jaisalmer Fortis located in the state of Rajasthan in the city of Jaisalmer. A large part of the city still resides in the Fort and is one of the f...

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Jain Temples

9.Jain Temples

600 kilometres from city centre

Wihin the Jaisalmer Fort there are 7 jain temples. These temples are decorated to various Jain Tirthankars, like Rikhabdevji and Shambhavdev Ji. On...

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Desert Culture Centre and Museum

10.Desert Culture Centre and Museum

1 kilometres from city centre

Desert Cultural Centre and Museum is a place where people can get a feel of the rich cultural heritage of the Golden City of Rajasthan. There are a...

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Gadisar Lake

11.Gadisar Lake

2 kilometres from city centre

Gadisar Lake was built by Raja Rawal Jaisal, the first ruler of Jaisalmer. The entrance of the lake is through Tilon Ki Pol, which has an idol of t...

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Desert National Park

12.Desert National Park


Desert National Park is located near Jaisalmer and Barmer. This national park attracts a huge number of birds, including migratory birds. There are...

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Bada Bagh

13.Bada Bagh

5 kilometres from city centre

Bada Bagh is a garden complex located at a distance of around 6 km from Jaisalmer. The term means Big Garden and consists of cenotaphs, locally kno...

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Jaisalmer is famous for the Rajasthani cuisine. Mutton Saag, Murg-e-subz, Makhani Lassi, Pyaaz ki Kachori are the popular dishes of the place. The city consists of both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes which are generally very spicy. Dal Bati Churma and Gatte Ki Sabji, in the vegetarian dish, and Lal Maas and Mohan Maas, in non-vegetarian dish, are the most famous delicacies of the entire state of Rajasthan. Gajar Halwa is famous as a desert. The delicious street food like Bajra Kachori, Mawa Kachori etc are also famous in the city. The place is also famous for its Thali, a vegetarian dish which consists of around 10 dishes along with sweets, rice and other delicacies.

How to reach

Jaisalmer does not have an airport of its own but has a railway station. There are roads that help to connect the city to other nearby cities.

How to Reach by Flight

Jaisalmer does not have an airport of its own. The nearest airport is Jodhpur Airport, which is located at a distance of 225 km from Jaisalmer. People can take a taxi from Jodhpur airport to Jaisalmer or they can also take a direct train to Jaisalmer station.

How to Reach by Train

Jaisalmer has a railway station of its own that is well connected with nearby cities like Delhi, Jaipur and Jodhpur. There are certain major trains like Delhi Jaisalmer Express, Jodhpur Jaisalmer Express and Howrah Jaisalmer Express. People can take a taxi or rickshaw to reach the main city from the railway station.

How to Reach by Bus

There are several state-run buses as well as those owned by private agencies that help to connect cities of Rajasthan like Jaipur and Jodhpur with Jaisalmer. 

How to Reach by Road

Jaisalmer is well connected with the other cities via road. The roads are well maintained and thus make the journey easier. People can also reach Jaisalmer via ‘Palace on Wheels’. 

How to travel within

Autos, tongas, rickshaw pullers are options of moving from one place of the city to the other. People can also hire bicycles or a cab to move from one place to the other.


The people of Jaisalmer celebrate Desert Festival, in the month of February for three days, Teej, the festival of married women. On this day all the married women wear colourful clothes and worship Goddess Parvati and pray for the long lives of their husbands. Jaisalmer also celebrates Deepavali, Holi, Gangaur,the most important festiva of the State where the unmarried women of the society worship Gauri to be blessed with good husbands.


Rajasthan is a paradise for all the shopaholics. The entire state has beautiful clothes, shoes, dupatta, spices, home decor etc. The places at Jaisalmer where people can go for shopping are Manak Chowk, there are clothes, handicrafts, leather items, attractive bags and other items. Pansari Bazaar is also a well known bazaar where people can get traditional clothes, beautifully dressed puppets etc. Sonaron Ka Baas, Bhatia Bazaar and Sadar Bazaar are the other few bazaars that are well known and popular with the tourists. 

Jaisalmer Itinerary

Day 1- After reaching the Jodhpur airport, leave for jaisalmer. After reaching, visit Desert Culture centre and Museum and Desert National Park.

Day 2- After breakfast leave for Barmer and then visit the Bada Bagh, Gadisar Lake and the Jaisalmer Fort and end the day with Desert safari.

Day 3- After breakfast leave for Kuldhara Village, Khuri and then visit the Havelis. Then go for shopping.

Day 4- After breakfast leave for morning desert safari and then come back to the hotel for breakfast and then leave for Sam Sand Dunes, Tazia Tower and Badal Palace and then visit the Jain Temples.

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