Nicknamed as the “Golden City” is a world Heritage Site is a famous attraction of Rajasthan, situated in the heart of the Thar Desert. The city was named after the Rajput King- Maharawal Jaisal Singh, who founded the city in 1156 AD. Built in yellow sandstone, the city boasts some of the most magnificent architectural mels. The city of Jaisalmer is far-famed for its cobbled streets, palaces, temples, forts, and havelis. The houses features exquisitely filigreed work all over dating back to the 12th – 15th century. As a result, Jaisalmer is often called the 'the Museum city'.
|Delhi 787 Kms.||Agra 808 Kms.||Ajmer 484 Kms.|
|Alwar 688 Kms.||Bharatpur 754 Kms.||Jaipur 567 Kms.|
|Jodhpur 286 Kms.||Mt. Abu 442 Kms.||Ranthambhore 725 Kms.|
Air : The nearest airport to Jaisalmer is the Jodhpur airport located 285 km away from Jaisalmer. The Jaipur International Airport is the nearest international airport to Jaisalmer.
Rail :The Jaisalmer Railway Station is the nearest Railway station to Jaisalmer, which is well-connected to other cities via direct railway network.
Road :Jaisalmer is very well-connected to cities like Jaipur, Bikaner, Ajmer, and Delhi via active and regular bus services.
The Jaisalmer Fort was built in the 1156 AD by the Rawal Jaisal after whom it was named. One of the largest fortifications in the world, Jaisalmer Fort is a famous attraction of Jaisalmer and a famous World Heritage Site. Situated on the Trikuta Hills amidst the sandy expanse of the great Thar Desert, the Jaisalmer fort is a famous UNESCO World Heritage Site. Spread over a length of 460 m and width of 230 m, the fort is can be accessed via four massive gateways. The main attractions at the fort are Raj Mahal, Laxminath temple, Merchant Havelis. Moreover, the fort complex also houses eateries offering French, Italian, and many other delicacies to its visitors.
The Gadsisar Lake is an artificial lake built by the first ruler of Jaisalmer Raja Rawal Jaiswal. The lake can be accessed via an archway built from yellow sandstone called the Talon-ki-Pol adorned with an image of Vishnu, which was installed here in the year 1908. The banks of the lake are adorned with temples, Ced Chattris, shrines, and ghats that add up to the overall aura of the lake. A famous picnic spot, the Gadsisar Lake is one of the spots to enjoy boating in Rajasthan.
The Salim Singh ki Haveli is a 300 years old Haveli named after its Owner Salim Singh Mahto. Actually built on the site of the old Haveli, The Salim Singh ki Haveli is appreciated for its arched roofs ced with excellent brackets, and walls & balconies covered in paintings depicting the imperial times of the state. One of the major attractions of Jaisalmer, the descendants of Salim Singh resides at the Haveli.
The nathmalji-ki-Haveli was built as the residence of the Prime Minister of Jaisalmer- Diwan Mohata Nathmal. The most amazing fact about his Haveli is that each of the featured artifacts here is done by a jeweler, instead of a stone cer. The entrance of the Haveli is adorned with two large image of Elephants made from marble sandstone.
Situated within the Jaisalmer fort complex, the Jain Temples were constructed around the 12th and 15th century in honor of the Jain Tirthankars- Rishabdevji, Sambhavnathji and Parshvanathji. Made in Dilwara style of architecture, the temple walls features human & animal figures. Made using yellow sandstone, the Jain Temples of Jaisalmer are a famous attraction of the city.