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The golden city, Jaisalmer is located in 2655 north latitude and 7055 east longitude. The name Jaisalmer evokes a vivid Picture of sheer magic and brilliance of the desert.         

Legend has it that Rawal Jaisal laid the foundation of the city in 1156 A.D. after consulting a local hermit by the name of Eesul. Tricuta was the hill chosen and Jaisal abandoned his old fort of Lodurva to eastblish this new capital. 

In medieval times, its prosperity was due to its location on the main trade route linking India to Egypt, Arabia, Persia, Africa and the west. Ages have gone by and the monuments of Jaisalmer have withstood the buffeting winds of the desert all through.

 Jaisalmer is a marvel of beautiful culcture and harsh climate conditions, together amounting to a memorable experience. The city is situated at the southern end of a law range of hills and is surrounded by a stone-wall about five kilometers in circuit, there to five meters high, two to three meters thick, and strengthened by bastions and corner towers. Within this wall, towards the south, there is the fort, about 76 meters above the surrounding country, founded by Rawal Jaisal. To one entering the city at dusk, the purple rays of the setting sun present a memorable sight of ethereal beauty. This city is no exception to the saying that every rock in Rajathan throbs with glorious memories of valour beauty. There are two main entrances to the city, the Gharsisar gate on the east and the Amarsar or Amarsagar gate on the west.

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Population         :

 

Altitude :

225 mts.

Best season :

October to February

Languages :

Hindi, English, Rajasthani, Urdu.

Access : Jaipur 131 km, Jodhpur 208 km.        


PALACES OF INTEREST

  • Jaisalmer Fort

  • Gadsisar Lake

  • Tazia Tower

  • Havelis

  • Salim Singh ki-Haveli

  • Patwon ki-Haveli

  • Nathmal ki-Haveli

SITES NEARBY

  • Lodorva

  • Mumal ki-Medi

  • Wood Fossil Park, Aukal

  • Sam Sand Dunes

  • Desert National Park

  • Amar Sagar (5 km)

  • Bada Bagh (6 km)

  • Mool Sagar (18 km )

  • Khuri (40 km)

  • Pokaran (110 km)

  • Ramdeora

How to reach :

Air              :        Jaipur 285 km is the convenient airport. 

Rail            :        Rail connection with major cities of the country through Jodhpur.

Road          :        A good network of roads joins Jaisalmer with  many destinations in and around 
                            Rajasthan.

Tourist Office : Tourist Reception Centre, station road, Tel. 02992-52406

 

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