Jaisalmer also known as "The Golden City" of India, is situated in the Indian state of Rajasthan. Jaisalmer is the largest district of Rajasthan and lies in the heart of the Thar Dessert. The city was founded in 1156 by Maharawal Jaisal Singh, a Rajput King. The yellow sandstone used in every architecture of the city which looks golden in the sunlight that’s why jaisalmer is called the "The Golden City".
Jaisalmer is the popular tourist destination because of its architectures, monuments and temples. The major tourist attractions in Jaisalmer are Jaisalmer Fort, medieval Havelis, Gadsisar Sagar Lake and Tazia Tower. Jaisalmer Fort is situated on Meru Hill, It is surrounded by massive sandstone walls. This is a living fort and about a quarter of city's population live inside the fort. The fort also has the Raj Mahal, Jain temples and the Laxminath temple inside the fort.
Altitude: 225 m
STD Code: 02992
Language: Rajasthani and Hindi
Clothes: Summer: Light Cotton Winter: Light woolen
Temperature: Summer: 46 - 32 C Winter: 27 - 1 C
Local transport: City buses, taxies and auto-rickshaws are the major modes of local transport in Jaisalmer.
Best Season: The best time to visit Jaisalmer is between October to March.
How to reach
By Air: The nearest airport from Jaisalmer is at Jodhpur, which is 300 km away.
By Rail:Jaisalmer has its own railway station.
By Road:Jaisalmer town lies on Highway No. 15. Many buses of RSRTC and also many private Bus Operators ply between Jaisalmer and Jodhpur, Jaipur, Barmer, Bikaner, Ahmadabad, Jalore and other cities of India