From a once sleepy city, Jaisalmer has undergone immense transformation as one of the chief tourist destinations in Rajasthan. The beautiful city is nestled amidst the charming Thar Desert. The Jaisalmer city is admired both by Indians as well as foreign tourists. The city is dotted with historical monuments such as the Jaisalmer Fort which will draw your attention.
The Jaisalmer city is also known for its old mansions, better known as Haveli. The city is distinguished for spicy flavors and is famous for Laddos which is the most appealing sweet dish and should not be missed at any cost!
Government Museum, Jaisalmer is located on Police Line Road near Moomal Hotel. It was opened in 1984. It houses a great collection of wood and marine fossils and gives an insight into the geological past of the area. Sculptures from the earliest townships of Kiradu and Lodurva dating back to the 12th century and the graceful youth of those times can be traced in the Government Musuem in Jaisalmer.
Most types of common marine fossils, buried in shale, limestone, and sandstone and initially laid down in prehistoric seas, are likely to be found in the Government museum of Jaisalmer. Many of the hard-shelled invertebrates and early vertebrate animals are fairly well represented in the fossil record, while soft-bodied animals, such as sea anemones and worms, can also be seen in Government Museum in Jaisalmer.
Other gorgeous places in Jaisalmer include the Gadsisar Lake, Manak Chowk, Tazia tower, Nathmalji-ki-Haveli, Patwon-ki-Haveli, Salim Singh-ki-Haveli, and Jain temples. Amar Sagar 5 km and Barmer is well-liked for its elite handicraft items. The best shopping items are embroidery works, wooden items, and silver jewelry.
Government Museum Jaisalmer Entry Fee
INR 20 per person for Indians
INR 100 per person for Foreign Tourists
Note: The Government Museum Jaisalmer Entry is Free On Monday
Best time to visit
November to February
Government Museum Jaisalmer Timings
10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Closed on Friday & Public Holidays