"The Golden City"

A City in Rajasthan, India

Interest Measure for Jaisalmer

Ideal time to stay:  2 - 4 days

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Height(Altitude) of Jaisalmer from sea level:  770 feet
Latitude/Longitude:  26.9200000°N, 70.9000000°E
Ecosystem:  Desert  

Food, Culture and Language at Jaisalmer

Food Availability:  Indian, Rajasthani, North Indian Cuisine 
Regional Language:  Hindi
Currency:  ₹ - Rupee (INR)

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Why travel Jaisalmer?

Jaisalmer is a former medieval trading center and princely state in the western Indian state of Rajasthan, in the heart of the Thar Desert. Known as the "Golden City," it's distinguished by its yellow sandstone architecture. Dominating the skyline is Jaisalmer Fort, a sprawling hilltop citadel buttressed by 99 bastions. Behind its massive walls stand the ornate Maharaja's Palace and intricately carved Jain temples.
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7 Places to visit and Things to do in Jaisalmer

Camel Safari in Thar desert at Jaisalmer

Camel Safari in Thar desert

A thrilling experience travelling through a region known as Thar Desert, which till date remains virtually isolated from the rest of the world. The safari crew takes you to the nearby village of Deshnok, famous worldwide for its rat temple. After the "Darshan", that is offering prayers at the temple, the crew heads towards the "Dhani" (a cluster of huts) - Charan. The trip to Deshnok is covered by Jeep. The camels are prepared at dhani for your voyage in deep desert.
Expenses - ₹2500
Time needed - 6 hours
Kuldhara Village at Jaisalmer

Kuldhara Village

Amidst the backdrop of the barren desert and sparse vegetation, lies this surrealustic abandoned village which reflects a rich historical past of the propserious paliwal brahmans,who originally hailed from Kashmir. Legend has it that they orchestrated an overnight exodus, failing to cope with the atrocities of the local minister called Salim Singh, who took fancy for the village chieftains beautiful 16 year old daughter. Replete with folklore of ghostly hauntings, this village is what legends are made off. The locale is a photographers delight as it has a deluge of artistic angles, only to add to your canvas. A must see for people for a penchant for photography.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 5 hours
Jain Temples at Jaisalmer

Jain Temples

These temples are built in the Dilwara style that is famous all over the world for its architecture. Like all other structures in Jaisalmer, these temples are carved of yellow sandstones. The beautifully carved decorations on the wall will give you divine peace. On the walls of the temples, you can find animal & human figures. The temple complex is open throughout the morning till 12noon, for the visitors. So try to get up a bit early or you might miss this splendor. The place is next to the Jaisalmer Fort. The Ashtapadi Temples that are situated in the same complex are a must visit too.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 2 hours
Jaisalmer Fort at Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer Fort

Jaisalmer Fort is one of the largest fortifications in the world. It is situated in the city of Jaisalmer, in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It is a World Heritage Site. Also known as the Sonar Quila due to its color of the sandstone. This fort is a living urban centre, with about 3000 people residing within its walls. It’s honeycombed with narrow, winding lanes, lined with houses and temples – along with a large number of handicraft shops, guesthouses and restaurants.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 2 hours
Gadisar Lake at Jaisalmer

Gadisar Lake

Set to the south of the city, Gadisar Lake is an unadulterated treat for one’s eyes and mind. Enjoy a calm boat ride on these waters as the sun sets to close a hectic day of sightseeing in peace.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 1 hours
Bada Bagh at Jaisalmer

Bada Bagh

A perfectly calm and secluded spot in Jaisalmer, the Bada Bagh is a treat for the eyes and the lens. You may want to visit this place if you are interested in the study of Cenotaphs dedicated to various rulers.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 1 hours

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Content of this page was last updated at Oct 21, 2016