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Jaisalmer Travel Guide


  • Jaisalmer, City of Desert
Jaisalmer At a Glance
  • Population:6,72,008
  • Area :38,401 sq.kms.
  • Geo Location:Northwest
  • Average Climate:7°C - 28°C
  • Best Time to Visit:October - March
  • STD Code:02992

Introduction

Jaisalmer, the desert town, is carpeted with golden sand. Bold Rajasthani attires and the yellow landscape of the city form a distinctive contrast. Where camels are seen in abundance, where an iconic hill-fort stands above the city with imposing walls, where you can find the best examples of par-brilliance inscriptions; it’s Jaisalmer. There is no wonder why this beauty has been acclaimed as one of Rajasthan’s top tourist attraction. Talking about its most priced property, Jaisalmer Fort is built from yellow sandstone that complements the deserted backdrops. In the presence of sunlight, especially during sunset and sunrise, the fort looks exceptionally magnificent.

Encircled with imposing walls, Jaisalmer Fort is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as one of the ‘Hill-forts of Rajasthan’. The Jain Temples are yet another reason to place Jaisalmer in the top of your priority list. Almost every inch of these temples have been adorned with immaculate carvings that are sure a treat to the eyes.

This otherwise deserted land is modernized and has a beautiful lake to spend time in during the sunset. Formerly used as a major water source, Gadsisar Lake is flecked with the ruins of temples and shrines. Jaisalmer Fort, during the Desert Festival gets flocked by myriad of visitor. The festival is celebrated in the month of February; snake charmers, puppeteers, folk performer and acrobats steal the show. Jaisalmer is all about heritage, grandeur, simplicity, culture; and magnificence in all of that.