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Jaisalmer

In the State of Rajasthan, India there is a beautiful city to visit called Jaisalmer. Jaisalmer is also known as "The Golden Fort". It is also a nickname of Jaisalmer. Jaisalmer is also known as "The Sun City". It is a world heritage site. The town stands on a ridge of yellowish sandstone. It is the largest district of Rajasthan. There are number of Forts in this place. This place is interesting place to visit in the Rajasthan. This place is famous for its Historical Monuments, beautiful forts, lakes, and gardens.

The altitude of this place is 225 mt.  There are many places to visit in Jaisalmer. The major attraction of this place is Jaisalmer Fort. Rajasthani, Hindi, Urdu and English languages are mostly used in this place.  In Jaisalmer there is Desert National Park which offers rugged crags, desert foxes and chinkaras amid the rolling dunes and waterholes. There are many festivals are celebrate in this place. The most famous festivals are :

  • Ramdevra Fair : This festival is celebrated in the months of August or September in the village of Ramdevra situated near Jaisalmer.
  • Desert Festival : This festival is celebrated in the month of February in Jaisalmer.
  • Basant Panchami : This festival is celebrated in the month of February in the beginning of spring season in Jaisalmer.

In the 1156 A.D the city was founded by the Maharawal Jaisal Singh. He was a Rajput king.The name Jaisalmer means  "The Hill Fort of Jaisal". It is also called as the "Golden City of India" because of the yellow sand and its surrounding areas.

Places to Visit in  Jaisalmer

  • Jaisalmer Fort
  • Desert Culture Centre
  • Patwon-Ki-Haveli
  • Jain Temple
  • Desert Nation Park
  • Gadisar Lake
  • Salim Singh Ki Haveli
  • Bada Bagh
  • Sam Sand Dunes
  • The Thar Heritage Museum
  • Nath Mal Ki Haveli
  • Tanot Mata Temple
  • Khuri Dunes
  • Desert National Park

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit in Jaisalmer is from October to February.

Climate

In Summer : The temperature in the summer is 25 degree Celsius to 44 degree Celsius.

In Winter : The temperature in the winter is 5 degree Celsius to 24 degree Celsius.

How to Reach

By Air : Jaisalmer does not have any airport. Jodhpur Airport is the nearest airport. The distance of this airport is 275 Km from the Jaisalmer.

By Rail : Jaisalmer railway station is the nearest railway station. The distance of this railway station is 2 km from the center.

By Road : Jaisalmer is well-connected to all major cities.