Saturday, May 3, 2008

Jaisalmer city information

Jaisalmer is a must visit destination in Rajasthan. It is very colorful, vibrant & energetic. Jaisalmer - "the land of sand" is famous fro its exotic sand dunes, the Fort, friendly people and interesting lifestyle.

How to reach Jaisalmer

By Road :: There are deluxe & semi-deluxe buses to Jodhpur in every hour. Deluxe buses are also available for Jaipur, Bikaner & Ajmer.

By Rail :: There are so many express tains to/from Jaisalmer. The Jodhpur-Jaisalmer Express leaves to Jodhpur at 11:15 PM & reaches at 5:15 AM, the same train leaves Jodhpur at 11:15 PM & arrives Jaisalmer at 5:05 AM. The Jaisalmer Delhi Express departs at 3:30 PM & reaches Jodhpur at 9:30 PM, Jaipur at 5:20 AM & Delhi at 10:20 AM.

By Air :: There are frequent flights to Jodhpur & Jaipur.

Distance from Major Cities
Jaisalmer - New Delhi 882 Kms
Jaisalmer - Mumbai 1341 Kms
Jaisalmer - Jaipur 621 Kms
Jaisalmer - Udaipur 545Kms
Jaisalmer - Jodhpur 285 Kms

Places to see

Jaisalmer Fort :: The majestic 250 feet high fort is made up of yellow stones. It as built by the Rajput Ruler Jaisala in 1156. This fort has lot of interesting things to see like the poles & traditional Havelies, you can stay there in the fort coz there are so many hotels & houses in the Fort.

Patwon ki Haveli :: These havelies are beautifully designed & crafted very finely. the Jhali work is simply amazing.

Gadi Sagar Lake :: The lake was once the water supply of Jaisalmer, there are so many beautiful temples around the lake. You can enjoy the boating from 8 AM to 9 PM.

Sam Sand Dunes :: The beautiful sand dunes of Sam & camel safari is a must activity there.

Museums :: There are three major museums in Jaisalmer, they are Desert Culture Museum, Jaisalmer Folklore Museum and Government Museum. All of them are worth to visit.

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