Rajasthan literally means 'Land of Kings' is a colorful mélange of massive forts, stunning palaces, diverse culture, authentic cuisine, and warm people. Therefore, one can rightly say, Rajasthan is a colorful state with a royal past.
Jaisalmer is one of the top destinations in Rajasthan. Jaisalmer is named after Maharawal Jaisal Singh who founded it in the year 1156 CE. Located close to the Pakistan border and right in the middle of the Thar desert. Therefore, if you are in Jaisalmer, a desert safari in the vast sand dunes of Thar Desert is a must.
Best time to Visit
October to February is the best time for tourism. As post-monsoon, temperatures tend to drop till December and after January temperature rises, however, it is pleasant to travel.
April to June is really harsh.
July to September is monsoon can also be far more pleasant.
How to reach
Air - Jaisalmer Airport.
Jodhpur airport is almost 275 km.
Rail - Jaisalmer Railway station.
Road - Jaisalmer is connected by all motorable roads with all major cities.
I was travelling in the month of January. We started from Bandra in Mumbai by 1.30 pm by Suryanagari Express and reached Jodhpur at 6.30 am the next day. We hired a cab from Jodhpur to Jaisalmer via Osiya. From Jodhpur to Osiya is 62 kms. The weather was quite pleasant. Our journey started with Sacchiya Mata Mandir, also known as Osiyan Mata Mandir.