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February 24, 2012
Jaisalmer
Location of Jaisalmer
Location of Jaisalmer
Jaisalmer, also known as the Golden City, is a town in Rajasthan and is situated right in the heart of the Thar Desert. The city is also the headquarters of the Jaisalmer District. The town is situated on a ridge of yellow sandstone, crowned by a fort and has many palaces and Jain temples.
Tourist Attractions
Being situated right in the middle of the Thar Desert, Jaisalmer attracts many tourists who are lured by the promise of golden sand dunes, and desert safaris. Here are a few places worth visiting in this beautiful town:
Salim Singh Ki Haveli Palwon Ki Haveli
Gadsisar Tank Desert Safaris
The Desert Cultural Centre and Museum
Jaisalmer Fort (Also known as the Golden Fort)
Hotels and Accommodation
Being popular with tourists Jaisalmer has many hotels and guest houses that provide visitors with a royal ambience and traditional hospitality.
How to Reach Jaisalmer
There are many ways of getting to Jaisalmer, here are a few:
Rail
Jaisalmer is well connected by rail to cities like Jodhpur, Jaipur, Agra and Delhi
Road
Jaisalmer is well connected by road to cities like Jaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner and other major cities across India.
Air
Jaisalmer has an airport which is situated 5 kms away from the city centre and is well connected to cities like Jaipur, Jodhpur and Delhi. But since this airport is managed by the air force it is only operational between September to March, in that case Jodhpur airport which is located at a distance of 258 kms from Jaisalmer is a better option.
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