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How to reach Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer, also known as the ‘Golden City’ in Rajasthan, evokes rustic charm, Havelis, Jain temples and sand dunes of the Thar. Wondering how to reach Jaisalmer? Here is the best way to travel to Jaisalmer via air (flight), train, and road. It is well connected to other major cities like Jaipur, Jodhpur, and Udaipur, etc. Reaching to Jaisalmer is an easy task:

Here are more details about how to travel Jaisalmer by flight, road and Train

By Air

Jaisalmer Airport is a military airport and thus only chartered flights fly to and fro from here. The nearest domestic airport is Jodhpur Airport located at a distance of 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.

By Road

Jaisalmer road is a good and well-maintained network of roads connect to nearby cities of Jaisalmer and the country. Travelers have lot of option of buses and private and sharing taxis. Jodhpur, Jaipur, Bikaner, Barmer, Mount Abu, Jalore and Ahemdabad are the nearby cities to which Jaisalmer is connected.

By Train

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

How to reach Jaisalmer by Delhi?

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

Want to reach 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)

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

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.

En Route Experiences:

  • Asigarh Fort, Rohtak
  • Agroha Dham, Hisar
  • Junagarh Fort, Bikaner
  • National Research Centre on Camel, Bikaner
  • Lalgarh Palace, Bikaner
  • Jain Temple, Bikaner
  • Gajner Lake, Gajner

Places to Eat:

  • Fouji Dhaba, Rohtak
  • Mannat Dhaba, Rohtak
  • Nawab Haveli Restaurant, Fatehpur
  • Hotel Moti Palace, Fatehpur
  • Trilochana Hotel and Restaurant, Bikaner
  • 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)

It is recommendable to take a night halt at Jaipur.

Road Conditions: The condition of the road from Delhi to Jaipur is excellent. Nagaur to Jaisalmer road is also in good shape.

En Route Experiences:

  • Neemrana Fort, Neemrana
  • Step Wells in Shahpura
  • Hawa Mahal, Jaipur
  • Amer Fort, Jaipur
  • Jaigarh Fort, Jaipur
  • Birla Temple, Jaipur
  • Ahhichatragarh Fort, Nagaur
  • Nagaur Fort, Nagaur

Places to Eat:

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

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

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.

En Route Experiences:

  • Neemrana Fort, Neemrana
  • Step Wells in Shahpura
  • Jantar Mantar, Jaipur
  • Birla Mandir, Jaipur
  • Nahargarh Fort, Jaipur
  • Ajmer Sharif Dargah, Ajmer
  • Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur
  • Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur
  • Salim Singh ki Haveli, Pokhran
  • Fort Pokhran, Pokhran

Places to Eat:

  • Om Annapurna Rasoi, Neemrana
  • Krishna Hotel, Shahpura
  • Old Rao Hotel, Jaipur
  • Basant Dhaba, Jaipur
  • Swaad Restaurant, Kishangarh
  • Mewar Restaurant, Ajmer
  • Maharaja Food, Ajmer
  • Sri Ganesh Jain Bhojnalaya, Beawar
  • Highway Delight Family Restaurant, Jodhpur
  • Highway Konig Hotel & Restaurant, Pokhran
  • Trilochana Hotel and Restaurant, Pokhran

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. Some patches are even worse. So drive carefully.
  • Make sure your vehicle is in good condition and has the ability to face any condition on the road.
  • Make sure your car or taxi is properly serviced as it is a very route.
  • There is no dearth of gas stations and eateries as all the routes are passing through the major cities.
  • For guided navigation follow Google Maps.
  • Take a night stay or plenty of breaks en route.

Want to reach Jaisalmer from Delhi by Air

Jaisalmer Airport is situated 17 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

Want to reach 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 namely Palace on Wheels, which runs from Delhi and covers popular cities of Rajasthan including Jaisalmer.

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