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About Rajasthan
It's a land that's a shade different than the rest. The mesmerising gold of its desert. The vibrance of its fair and festivals. The brillant hues of the costumes worn by the people. The rich colour of its wildlife Where ever you look in Rajasthan, you'll be greeted by a roit of colours.



Rajasthan - Jaisalmer City


Rajasthan City - Jaisalmer

» Jaisalmer General Information
The capital city of Jaisalmer, founded by Rao Jaisal in A.D. 1156. It has a substantially built stone-wall around it 5 Ks. long, 3 to 5 metres high and 2 to 3 feet thick, supported by bastions and corner towers.

The golden city of Jaisalmer, which lies courageously as the western sentinel of India, is a place worth visiting. The golden ray of the setting sun draws a heavenly picture on the sands of Jaisalmer. Jaisalmer is famous for its historic fort, mangnificent temples, grand palace, folk dances, art, literature, architecture and history of Jaisalmer.
» Facts and Figure

15 Sq.Km


Summer : 43.00C 27.00C, Winter : 26.00C 10.00C

Language Rajasthan, Hindi, English
STD Code


Best Time to Visit July to March
» Jaisalmer History

Jaisalmer is amongst the last of the former princely kingdoms of Rajputana before the border between India and Pakistan. The people of Jaisalmer believe Lord Krishna prophecied to Arjuna that one of his descendants would establish a kingdom on Trikuta Hill. The Lord's prophecy was fulfilled in 1196 AD when Rawal Jaisal, a Bhatti Rajput who traced his lineage to Krisnna's Yadava clan, shifted his capital from Lodurva (16 km away) to Trikuta Hill. Jaisalmer's past glories can be seen in its impressive golden fort on Trikuta Hill that dominates the horizon. The fort houses a township with markets, palaces, temples and exquisite carved sandstone havelis. Today, these homes are national treasures and art museums that are still inhabited.

» How to Reach Jaisalmer
Air : Jodhpur 285 km is the convenient airport.

Road : A good network of roads joins Jaisalmer with many destinations in and around Rajasthan.

Rail : Rail connection with major cities of the country through Jodhpur.

» Jaisalmer Sightseeing
Gadsisar Lake Jaisalmer Fort Nathmalji Ki Haveli Salim's Singh Haveli
Jain Temple Manak Chowk Patwon Ki Haveli  
» Jaisalmer Excursion
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