Jaisalmer City Guide

Situated on edge of the yellowish sandstone of vast Thar Desert, the desert city of Jaisalmer is one of the most important cities and travel destinations of Rajasthan, India. Also known as the Golden City of India, the city of Jaisalmer is crowned by fantastic fort, named Sonar Kila or Golden Fort which is the major landmark of Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India. The fort is also called Jaisalmer Fort. The fort houses several splendid palaces and terrific Jain Temples. Jaisalmer plays a vital role in the boom of tourism in Rajasthan, India. The desert city of Jaisalmer is the major attraction of Rajasthan Tourism. One cannot imagine complete tours to Rajasthan without have engaging himself in Jaisalmer Tour.

During your Jaipur tours you will have opportunity to observe rich culture and history of Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India. Very interesting legends and history of Jaisalmer attract the tourists from far and far. The desert city of Jaisalmer was founded in the year of 1156 on the order of Rawal Jaisal, a Bhatti Rajput Chief after moving his capital here from his former capital Lodhurva. Legend of Jaisalmer says that a Brahmin hermit told Rawal Jaisal that Arjuna, one of five Pandava brothers, had came here and they forecasted that a ruler would one day build a magnificent fort along the crest known as Trikuta or Triple Peaked Hill. Trikuta Hill is that hill where the magnificent Golden Fort of Jaisalmer proudly stands.

Popularly described as the Golden City of India, the desert city of Jaisalmer is also famous for thrilling sand dunes and exciting camel safaris. During your tours to Jaisalmer as a part of Rajasthan tours you will observe that the golden city of Jaisalmer is also rich in its culture and heritage. Arts and architectures, exotic handicrafts and festivals, all are worth visiting attractions of Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India. The city of Jaisalmer is a mesmerizing tourist destination in the vibrant and colorful state of Rajasthan which is waiting your arrival in the city. Become a part of Jaisalmer tour and indulge yourself in exploring the various attractions of Jaisalmer city with Swagat Tours & Travels. Read more about Jaisalmer tours attractions on this Jaisalmer City Guide article.

Distances from Jaisalmer :
Delhi 884 Kms.
Agra 853 Kms.
Ajmer 513 Kms.
Alwar 782 Kms.
Bharatpur 828 Kms.
Jaipur 645 Kms.
Jaisalmer - Kms.
Jodhpur 305 Kms.
Mt. Abu 572 Kms.
Ranthambhore 786 Kms.

Some Major Attractions in Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer Fort : Built in 12th century, the grand Jaisalmer Fort (also known as the Golden Fort or Sonar Kila) is one of the mostFort, Jaisalmer Tour Packagesformidable forts in the desert state of Rajasthan, India. The fort is located atop the Trikuta Hill and surrounded by a 30 feet high wall with 99 fortresses. This 250 tall imposing fort offers an amazing vista for its visitors. There is also Jain Temple within this fort complex.

Jaisalmer Havelis : Jaisalmer Havelis were once the home of wealthy merchants. These havelis of Jaisalmer are well-known for their creative designs and adornments. The fine cutwork, yellow and red stonework treatment, and the bracket-shaped beautification of peacocks of these Havelis are worth visiting. Salim-Singh-ki-Haveli, Patwon-ki-Haveli, and Nathmalji-ki-Havei are worth visiting havelis of Jaisalmer city in Rajasthan, India.

Gadsisar Sagar Lake : Gadsisar Sagar Lake is also one of the most breathtaking attractions in the city of Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India. The lake is famous as an ideal picnic spot in the city. The lake offers an opportunity to view hundreds of migratory birds during the winter season. During your visit to Gadsisar Sagar Lake, you will also see a breathtakingly beautiful lush green garden - Bara Bagh which is an oasis in the desert.

Tazia Tower : Tazia Tower is also a worth visiting attraction in the sandy city of Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India. It rises from the Palace of Clouds (Badal Mahal). The stunning Tazia Tower is well-known for its brilliantly engraved galleries on each storey. It is the five storey beautiful structure.

Altitude:  225 mtrs. Best Season: Oct - Feb Climate: Summer Mean Max. 47.0 'C Mean Min. 35.0 'C Winter Mean Max. 20.0 'C Mean Min. 2.0 'C Clothing: Summer light tropical or cotton Winter Woolen.


Devikot (40 kms), Ramdeora (150 kms), Sam Sand Duna (42 kms), Lodhruva (17 kms), Bada Bagh (6 kms), Wood Fossil Park (17 kms), Desert National Park (40 kms), Barmer (153 kms).