Jaisalmer, The Golden Town In The Thar Desert, Rajasthan

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Indian Desert has its own soulful culture!
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Camel Ride is a great experience. Not to be feared
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Barren, yet so beautiful.
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Ship of the desert sailed by the kid-captain
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Rajasthani Crafted Umbrellas & Pagris - A must buy
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The Golden Fort (Sonar Kella) - A Living Fort
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Jaisalmer Fort is a now a World Heritage Site
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Mukul's House (from Satyajit Ray's 'Sonar Kella')
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Gadisar Lake
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Spectacular Patwon Ki Haveli
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Beautiful architecture on golden sandstone walls.
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Light & Shadow
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Train of Camels

Jaisalmer - The Desert Kingdom of Royal Rajasthan

About Jaisalmer

  • Jaisalmer, the small old city in the Thar desert of Indian state Rajasthan, is popularly known as the 'Golden city'.
  • The Sam sand dunes and the Golden Fort are major attractions of the city.
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How to Reach Jaisalmer

  • Jodphur to Jaisalmer - Indian Railways (Mostly tourists take up this route)
  • Booked cars from Jodhpur/Ahmadabad
  • Jaisalmer Airport (17 Km South East of Jaisalmer)

Tourist Destinations

Some of the popular tourist destinations of Jaisalmer are

  • Sam Sand Dunes
  • The Jaisalmer Fort (The Golden Fort)
  • Gadisar Lake
  • Patwan Ki Haveli

Where To Stay

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Sam Dunes, The Thar Desert

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  • The Sam Dunes are at the outskirts of Jaisalmer city.
  • No hotels are available here. Tourists can spend night in the camp tents of the desert.
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Desert safari packages are available from Jaisalmer city. The desert safari includes

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  • Pick up from Hotel at Jaisalmer
  • Camel Ride (3 Km) till Sunset point
  • Rajasthani cultural musical and dance programs in camps
  • Rajasthani Dinner
  • Night stay at desert tents of the camp
  • Drop to Hotel at Jaisalmer

Availability of public transport back to Jaisalmer can be difficult.

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Jaisalmer Fort - The Golden Fort

  • The yellow sandstone Jaisalmer Fort is located in the heart of the city.
  • It is a living fort and accommodates more than 4 thousand people.
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Places to see in the Golden Fort

  • Museum The museum inside the fort is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. From the roof top one can see the golden city of Jaisalmer.
  • Mukul's House The bricked house Satyajit Ray filmed in the movie 'Sonar Kella'.
  • Jain Temple There is a Jain Temple inside the fort with excellent wall architecture.
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Gadisar Lake

  • The Gadisar lake is a popular tourist attraction of Jaisalmer.
  • It was built in the 14th century to store rain water of the arid Jaisalmer.
  • Boating facility is available.
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Patwon Ki Haveli

  • Patwon Ki Haveli is one of the largest havelis in Rajasthan with beautiful balconies and amazing wall architecture.
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The Sam Dunes are 42-45 Km from Jaisalmer city.

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Photo of Sam Sand Dunes, Major District Road 53, Kanoi, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India by Amrita
Photo of Sam Sand Dunes, Major District Road 53, Kanoi, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India by Amrita
Photo of Sam Sand Dunes, Major District Road 53, Kanoi, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India by Amrita
Photo of Sam Sand Dunes, Major District Road 53, Kanoi, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India by Amrita

The Jaisalmer Fort built by Rawal Jaiswal in 1156 AD. This is located in the heart of the city. To reach the fort one can avail auto-rickshaw or simply walk.

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Photo of Golden Fort, Amar Sagar Pol, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India by Amrita
Photo of Golden Fort, Amar Sagar Pol, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India by Amrita

The Gadisar lake is at 10 minutes walking distance from Jaisalmer Fort.

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Patwon Ki Haveli is in the main Jaisalmer city at a walking distance from the Jaisalmer Fort.

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Hotel Akashdeep, 1 Km from The Golden Fort. Clean and comfortable rooms with all basic amenities. Lunch/dinner facility is present. They provide desert safari packages. Auto rickshaws are available from hotel door steps.

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