When we talk about Jaisalmer, the first thing that pops into our mind is desert and sand dunes. But Jaisalmer has far more than deserts to offer. Desert do form an integral part but that’s not the only thing to watch for.
Okay so Jaisalmer had been on my mind from a very long time, but some or the other things kept me from visiting this place. But finally last winter I was able to make it. Reaching Jaisalmer is not difficult, it is well connected to major cities by rail and road. Jaisalmer also has an airport, with limited flights. Since this had to be a quick and short trip for me, I took a direct flight.
I took the morning flight and reached Jaisalmer at around 10.30. The airport is located almost 17 kms from the city center and there is absolutely nothing outside except large expanse of barren land and desert. It leaves you with no options but to take a cab to reach the city (Charges range between Rs. 800-1000). It takes only about half hour to reach the city (Thanks to the well maintained roads).
I had my stay already booked in Heritage Inn, which is located on the outskirts of the city. After settling in and relaxing for some time, I decided to roam around the city and explore some places. Public transports (Rickshaw, Buses, cabs) are easily available which makes it easier to commute within the city.