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 Jaisalmer is located near the Pakistan Border; the city is a striking tourist destination situated in the north-western State of Rajasthan in India. It is known as the “Golden City' because of its bounteous golden dunes spilling in the Thar Desert. Jaisalmer is beautified with lakes, lavish Jain sanctuaries, Havelis, and castles clad in brilliant yellowish sandstone. Get on to the camel seat and make your way through this desert or camp under the night sky in this brilliant land for a remarkable enjoyment.

The Jaisalmer Fort remains as a crown on the city and gives a lovely difference to the scene. It is a World Heritage site because of being one of the largest living forts in the world and the second oldest fort in Rajasthan. It additionally has a lake and numerous brilliant sanctuaries, all made of sandstone. The thin back roads encompassing the fort are occupied by individuals living there for ages. Jaisalmer is a glorious mix of extraordinary Indian desert culture, legacy, and experience.

History of Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer city of Rajasthan entertains the world with a rich history, culture and heritage. The history of Jaisalmer can be traced from the ancient Vedic ages that spread almost every region of India and Rajasthan definitely could not be untouched of the same. The history can be traced from the 9th century. 

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The first ruling clan was Yadav Clan. then, it was captured by Deoraj from Bhati Clan by establishing his capital at Laudrava which is situated towards the south-east region of Jaisalmer with a distance of 15 kilometres. He established his reign with the title “Rawal”. Again, Rawal Clan was succeeded by Rawal Jaiswal who was the sixth descent from Rawal Deoraj Bhati. It is believed that Rawal Jaisal was the founder of Jaisalmer City during the 12th century. 

Places to visit in Jaisalmer

Tazia Tower and Badal Palace.  It will be one of the best and the foremost options for you helping you cherish some really amazing memories with your loved ones.

Jaisalmer Fort. It is situated amid the Thar desert which has its own enriching past and cultural heritage. This fort displays essentially brilliant craftsmanship and is one of the most renowned forts in the world.  

Gadisar Lake. It was Built-in the 14th century this place was once a source of drinkable water for the entire town of Bikaner. Furthermore, this temple has developed as a tourist spot with a great number of temples as well as shrines which surround this lake.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

Desert Safari in Jaisalmer. Jaisalmer is one of the most interesting places to visit around with your friends and loved ones. The sheer brilliance which this place evokes is simply unparalleled. What’s more, is the fact that Jaisalmer is also known as the “Golden City of Rajasthan”.

Visit Kuldhara Village. It can offer you endless opportunities to make some really cherishing memories. The historical significance of this place is what attracts a great number of people to this place.

Visit the Tazia Tower and Badal Palace.  It will be one of the best and the foremost options for you helping you cherish some really amazing memories with your loved ones.

Bada Bagh. It is located at a distance of around 6 km from the City of Jaisalmer. This set of the royal cenotaphs are basically the chhatris of the Maharajas which once used to rule the state of Jaisalmer.

Events and Festivals in & Around Jaisalmer

World Sufi Festival. This festival is celebrated every year This festival brings forth so many artists from all across the country for the purpose of showcasing their talent blowing away the minds of the audience. Read More

Desert Festival. The Desert Festival is responsible for spreading the traditional colours of Rajasthan and for the purpose of seeking global attention from around the world. This festival is responsible for putting a grand show of the local elements and performances which are simply phenomenal. Read More

Pushkar Festival. The Pushkar Festival is held in the town of Pushkar. It lies in Ajmer district of Rajasthan and is commonly celebrated between the months from October to November on the very occasion of the holy Kartik Purnima. Read More

Best time to Visit Jaisalmer

The winter season which is the months from November to March is an ideal time for visiting Jaisalmer. During this timeline, the overall temperature is quite pleasant for sightseeing.

How to Reach Jaisalmer

By Air. Jaisalmer Airport is the nearest airport which is a Civil Enclave Airport that serves Military Aviation as well as Civil Aviation. The major airline service providers are SpiceJet and Trujet that span the major cities of India such as Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Surat and Jaipur. Another nearest airport is Jodhpur Airport which receives regular flights from Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Chennai. The airport is a well-established airport which is situated at Ratanada of Jodhpur. 

By Rail. The nearest railway station is Jaisalmer Railway Station which is just a few kilometres away from Jaisalmer City Centre. The station enjoys regular train service from the local areas as well as major cities of India. Jaisalmer has overall great connectivity via train route. So, if you are planning to travel to Jaisalmer via train then it would be a good experience for you.

By Road. The city of Jaisalmer has a good road network. So, if you are planning to travel via road from nearby regions, then you will have an overall convenient experience.  

You can plan your trip and create your own route to the city with Adotrip’s technically driven circuit planner. Click here 

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