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Jaisalmer Travel Guide

Suitable For
  • Languages:
    Hindi, English and Rajasthani
  • Best Time to Visit:
    September to April
  • Temperature:
    Summer (25°C to 44°C) & Winter (5°C to 24°C)
  • Seasons: Summer (March-June), Winter (October-February), Monsoon (July-September)
  • Climate: Tropical
  • Nearest Railway: Jaisalmer
  • Nearest Airport: Jodhpur

Jaisalmer was founded in 1156 by Rawal Jaisal Singh and prominently called as “The Golden City”. It is located at the edge of Thar Desert & well-known all across the globe for its sand dunes, temples, palaces and forts. One of the must do activities in Jaisalmer is camel safari and enjoying bon-fire activities in the sand dunes. Golden Triangle Holiday is offering this Jaisalmer Travel Guide to make your trip to this city comfortable and pleasing.

Tour Map

Major Tourist Attractions / Tourist Places in Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer Fort

It is one of the largest forts in India and also called as “the Golden Fort”. It was constructed by Rawal Jaisal in 1156. This fort is one of the most well known landmarks of Jaisalmer and situated in the heart of the city. It is listed as UNESCO world heritage site.

Gadsisar Lake

It is an artificial lake firstly built by the first ruler of Jaisalmer, Rawal Jaisal Singh and later Maharaja Garisisar Singh revamped and rebuilt the lake. It is encircled by several temples and during the winter season, different types of migratory birds flock here.

Sam Sand Dunes

It is around 42 km away from Jaisalmer and recommended as the best place to enjoy camel safari. At the time of sunset, you can enjoy bonfire activities and stay overnight in a tent.

How To Reach


By Air
The nearest airport to Jaisalmer is located in Jodhpur and well-connected through major Indian cities like Jaipur, Delhi, Ahmedabad and many others. It is considered as the best option to reach Jaisalmer and you can hire a car after reaching this city to explore the major tourist attractions.

By Rail
Jaisalmer is its own railway station and well connected with all the major cities like Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Delhi, Jaipur and many others. After reaching Jaisalmer by train, you can hire a car to explore major tourist attractions.

By Road
Jaisalmer is well-connected by road with all the major Indian cities like Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Delhi and many others. This city has very good bus connectivity and you can hire a car after reaching this city to explore the major tourist attractions.

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