Rajasthan Travel Guide


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Jaisalmer is one of the major cities which attracts visitors towards its beauty. It is the located in the middle of the great Thar Desert. Jaisalmer is the administrative headquarter of the Jaisalmer District, Rajasthan. It is just 575 km away from the State Capital, Jaipur. The city has been named after its founder Rao Jaisal who ruled Jaisalmer during the 12th century.

Jaisalmer – The Golden City

Jaisalmer enchanting beauty, fabulous history and Rajasthani folk music and dance makes it a pleasant gift of nature. It is also nicknamed as Golden City because the yellow sand and the yellow sandstone used in every architecture of the city which provides a golden glow to the city. Jaisalmer is also world famous for royal forts, havelis, palaces, museums and temples. ‘The Pride of Jaisalmer’, the Jaisalmer Fort is the most famous tourist attraction of the Golden City. Nathmalji-ki-Haveli, Salim Singh-ki-Haveli, Patwon-ki-Haveli, Haveli Shreenath, Gopa Chowk, Jaisalmer Folklore Museum, Tazia Tower, Gadisagar Lake, Bada Bagh, Khuri Sand Dunes, Sam Sand Dunes, and Kuldhara are some tourist attraction of Jaisalmer.

Best time to visit Jaisalmer

The best time to visit this golden city is October to March. Summers are hot and dry. Monsoon and winter are main season to enjoy the golden city.

Weather in Jaisalmer

Winter is somewhat cold and dry climate with temperature ranges from 5°C to 24°C.
Summer of Jaisalmer is of scorching heat and uncomfortable climate for sightseeing.
Monsoons are not very much active in Jaisalmer.It gets very little rain over a season.

Jaisalmer Fort

Jaisalmer Fort

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