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How to reach Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer, also known as the ‘Golden City’ in Rajasthan, evokes rustic charm through its havelis, Jain temples, and sand dunes of the Thar. Being a popular tourist destination, Jaisalmer is well-connected with major cities in Rajasthan like Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur, and other Indian states. Read below to know more about how to travel to Jaisalmer via air (flight), train, and road.

Here is details about how to reach Jaisalmer by flight, road, & Train

  • Jaisalmer By Air

Jaisalmer Airport is a military airport; thus, only chartered flights fly to and fro. The nearest domestic airport is Jodhpur Airport, which is 285 km from Jaisalmer city. Regular flights connect this airport to important Indian cities like Udaipur, Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, and Mumbai. Rent a private or prepaid taxi from the airport. The nearest international airport is in Delhi (770 km away).

  • Jaisalmer By Road

Jaisalmer has a well-maintained network of roads connected to nearby cities of Jaisalmer and the country. Therefore, travelers have many options of buses and private and sharing taxis. Jodhpur, Jaipur, Bikaner, Barmer, Mount Abu, Jalore, and Ahmedabad are the nearby cities to which Jaisalmer is connected.

  • Jaisalmer By Train

Jaisalmer railway station is connected to most of the cities by train. Direct trains are going to Jaisalmer in Rajasthan, and there are a lot of options for traveling from anywhere in India. Reach Jaisalmer railway station. You can hire private and sharing transport like cabs, taxis, auto rickshaws, and other options available to reach your required destination.

How to reach Jaisalmer from Delhi?

Jaisalmer is well-connected from Delhi by road network. It is situated almost 800 km from Delhi. There are three routes by which they are connected. Tourists can travel by car or hire a taxi/cab to travel to Jaisalmer. Here are the best routes:

Jaisalmer from Delhi by Road (Car/Taxi/Cab)

Route 1: Delhi → Bahadur Garh → Rohtak → Hisar → Fatehpur → Bikaner → Jaisalmer

  • Distance - 766 km (approx.)
  • Travel Time - 14 hours (across NH 9 and NH 52)
  • Road Conditions: From Delhi to Rohtak, the road condition is good, but you can face heavy traffic. After that, the road is excellent, and you can maintain the speed till Bikaner.

It is difficult to cover the distance in a stretch, so a night's stay is recommended at Bikaner.

En Route Attractions:

  • Asigarh Fort, Rohtak
  • Junagarh Fort, Bikaner
  • Lalgarh Palace, Bikaner
  • Jain Temple, Bikaner
  • Gajner Lake, Gajner

Places to Eat:

  • Mannat Dhaba, Rohtak
  • Hotel Moti Palace, Fatehpur
  • Gallops Restaurant, Bikaner

Route 2: Delhi → Neemrana → Shahpura → Jaipur → Nagaur → Jaisalmer

  • Distance - 840 km (approx.)
  • Travel Time - 15 hours (approx.) (through NH 48 and NH 125)
  • Road Conditions: The road from Delhi to Jaipur is excellent. Nagaur to Jaisalmer road is also in good shape.

Note- It is recommendable to take a night halt at Jaipur.

En Route Attractions:

  • Neemrana Fort, Neemrana
  • Step Wells in Shahpura
  • Hawa Mahal, Jaipur
  • Amer Fort, Jaipur
  • Nagaur Fort, Nagaur

Places to Eat:

  • Shri Shyam Restaurant, Neemrana
  • Hotel Highway King, Shahpura
  • Mannat Dhaba, Jaipur
  • Highway Dhaba, Nagaur

Route 3: Delhi → Neemrana → Shahpura → Jaipur → Kishangarh → Ajmer → Beawar → Jodhpur → Pokhran → Jaisalmer

  • Distance - 900 km
  • Travel Time - 15 hours (approx.) (through NH 48 and NH 125)
  • Road Conditions:  From Delhi to Jodhpur, the road condition is good. The route from Beawar to Pokhran is bumpy and dusty. After this, till Jaisalmer, the highway is in excellent condition.

Note- This route will take you through Jaipur, Ajmer, Beawar, Jodhpur, and Pokhran. Tourists can continue with this one or choose route 2 after Jaipur.

En Route Attractions:

  • Neemrana Fort, Neemrana
  • Jantar Mantar, Jaipur
  • Nahargarh Fort, Jaipur
  • Ajmer Sharif Dargah, Ajmer
  • Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur
  • Salim Singh ki Haveli, Pokhran

Places to Eat:

  • Om Annapurna Rasoi, Neemrana
  • Old Rao Hotel, Jaipur
  • Mewar Restaurant, Ajmer
  • Highway Delight Family Restaurant, Jodhpur

Safety Measures

  • From Delhi to Jaipur, the road conditions are good. But leave early in the morning for the road trip as there can be heavy traffic till the Delhi border during the peak hours.
  • Take the bypass road if you are not visiting Jaipur and head straight towards Ajmer. The bypass is some 45 km before Jaipur.
  • The road from Beawar to Pokhran is average. However, some patches are even worse. So drive carefully.
  • Make sure your vehicle is in good condition and can face any condition on the road.
  • Ensure your car or taxi is properly serviced as it is a very busy route.
  • There is no shortage of gas stations and eateries as all the routes pass through the major cities.
  • For guided navigation, follow Google Maps.
  • Take a night's stay or plenty of breaks en route.

Jaisalmer from Delhi by Air

Jaisalmer Airport is situated around 5 km from the city center. Delhi to Jaisalmer is connected with direct and indirect flights.

Travel Time by Airplane: 1 hour and 20 minutes (approx.) for a direct flight.

Estimated Flight Cost: INR 4,000*

‘*’ – Prices are subject to change

Jaisalmer from Delhi by Train:

There are three direct trains from Delhi to Jaisalmer:

  • Howrah-Jaisalmer Superfast Express
  • Ranikhet Express
  • Ramnagar-Jaisalmer Express

There is also a luxury train, Palace on Wheels, which runs from Delhi and covers Rajasthan's popular cities, including Jaisalmer. For more information about Jaisalmer, contact Indian Holiday. Book a Jaisalmer tour package with us or design it as per your requirement; the choice is yours!





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