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Rao Jaisal laid the foundation stone of Jaisalmer in 1156 A.D. He hailed from the Yadav and Rajput kin group. His Yadav descent can be traced back to the Mahabharata and the Rajputs were famed for courage and gallantry.

Jaisalmer is studded with magnificent tourist haunts that encapsulates the vivacious culture of this lovely locale. It is laced with beautiful forts, sacred shrines, stately havelis reminiscent of the yester years, rippling lake, well stacked museums. Besides, Jaisalmer is also the site of several fairs, that throbs with electrifying energy. The Desert Festival is perhaps one of the most awaited festivals of the splendid Jaisalmer.

It comes alive with the foot tapping beats of Dhap, Ghoomar, Gair among a host of other traditional dance forms, in accompaniment with several musical instruments like sarangi, matka and minla. The Gangaur festivities are also major crowd pullers.

The adventure freaks have their hands full with camel expeditions and hiking across the desert. It is also a shopaholic's paradise. You can lay hands on eye catching traditional attires, embellished with mirror, exquisite collector's items at the bustling bazaars of the colorful Jaisalmer, Rajasthan.

Traveling to Jaisalmer is bereft of any hassle. Strategically located, it is well connected by roadways, railways and airways. The airport of Jodhpur is situated at a distance of three hundred kilometers from Jaisalmer. You can avail flights of the Indian Airlines and Jet Airways that are operational on a regular basis. If you choose to travel by train, you have traverse a journey spanning Jaipur, Alwar and Jodhpur. Buses, another popular mode of transport, also are aplenty.

The following is a list of top tourist joints that you can hotfoot to on a trip of Jaisalmer.
  • Jaisalmer Fort
  • Tazia Tower
  • Patwon-Ki-Haveli
  • Nathmal Ji Ki Haveli
  • Akal Wood Fossil Park
  • Desert National Park
  • Jain Temples
  • Patwon Ki Haveli
  • Salim Singhji Ki Haveli
  • Nathmalji Ki Haveli
  • Gadisar Lake
  • Tilon Ki Pol
  • Government Museum
  • Sanskritik Sangrahalay
You can team up your sojourn of Jaisalmer with pleasure trips to Amar Sagar, Ludarva, Desert National Park, Barmer, Wood Fossil Park, among a host of others.

So, pack your bags, draw up your itinerary and get set for a memorable experience.

Jaisalmer Facts

City NameJaisalmer
NicknameGolden City
District HeadquartersJaisalmer
Lat Long26.915825, 70.907605
Area5.1 km2 (2.0 sq mi)
Population as per 2011672,008
Official LanguagesHindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
STD Code02992
TransportAir, Road, Rail
Vehicle registrationRJ-15
Food and CuisineKer Sangri, Bhanon Aloo, Kadi Pakora, Most Favorite Non-Vegetarian Delicacy, Murgh-e-Subzchicken Pieces and Chopped Vegetables etc.
ReligionHindu, Muslim, Jain
Festival Desert Festival, Holi, Dussehra, Rakhi, Ram Navami, Diwali, Gangaur, Teej and Basant Panchami, Muharram, Eids etc.
MonumentsJaisalmer Fort, Patwon Ki Haveli, Salim Singh ki Haveli, Bada Bagh, Jain Temples, Nath Mal ki Haveli, Khaba Fort, Vyas Chhatri, Jaisalmer Fort Palace Museum and Heritage Centre, Maharaja's Palace, Tazia Tower, Dussehra Chowk etc.
Places of interest Jaisalmer Fort, Nathmalji-ki-Haveli, Gadi Sagar lake, Patwon-ki-Haveli, Deoki Niwas Palace, Salim Singh-ki-Haveli, Jain Temple, Museums, Tazia Tower, Desert National Park, Manak Chowk, Fort Rajwada, Desert Culture Centre & Museum, Folklore Museum, Government Museum, Jaisalmer Fort Palace Museum etc.
MarketsSadar Bazar, Sonaron ka Bass, Manak Chowk, Pansari Bazar, Gandhi Darshan, Seema gram, Rajsthani Govt. shop and Khadi Gramuddyog Emporium, Bhatia Bazaar, Light of The East, Markets in the Fort, Barmer Embroidery House etc.
HospitalMaheswari Hospital, Dr B K Arya Hospital, New Rajasthan Hospital, Rajkiya Hospital, Al Karim Surgical, Al Rehaman Medical Center, Community Health Centre, S J Hospital, Adarsh Hospital etc.
HotelHotel Golden City, Rang Mahal, Hotel Fifu, The Gateway Hotel Rawalkot, Hotel Surja, Hotel Jaisalgarh, The Gateway Hotel Rawalkot, Himmatgarh Palace, Gorbandh Palace, Jawahar Niwas Palace, Hotel Priya, Heritage Inn, Hotel Garh Jaisal Haveli, Sagar Guest House, Hotel Golden City, Hotel Fort Rajwada etc.
Industries Stone-Cutting and Sculpturing, Travel and Tourism, Mineral-Oriented Industry, Khadi Industry, Oil India Limited Discovered Natural Gas, Merchant Leather Messenger Bags etc.
University/CollegeSBK Government Post Graduate College, Government Girls Post Graduate College, Maa Durga,s Sansthan (w) Teacher Training College, Chandrawati Engineering College, Jaisalmer Govt Polytechnic College, Ramdev Teacher Training College, Govt STC College, Jagtamba College of IT & Management, Govt ITI College etc.

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Amar Sagar Jain Temple, Jaisalmer : Location: Outskirts of Jaisalmer, Rajasthan Located adjacent to the famous Amar Sagar Lake and south of Lodurva, there is a Jain Temple dedicated to Lord Parshwanath, called Adeshwar Nath Jain temple. It was built by Patwa Bafna Himmat Ram in 1928. Amar Sagar once was a water reservoir (particularly an artificial lake) but now it is mostly dry. Beautifully crafted and designed, the temple looks astonishing with its intricate hand carvings and small domes. The…
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Last Updated on : July 7, 2014

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