Centuries ago, Jaisalmer was on the camel trading route between India and Central Asia. It is a city that rises from the desert like a golden mirage. Dominating the view is the awesome citadel on the hill-a fort built with the golden yellow stone of the area. Jaisalmer is a visual delight. Wander through its lanes and discover the 'havelis' with delicately carved stone facades
Summer (Mar. to Jun.): Warm
Monsoon (Jul. to Aug.): Warm
Winter (Nov. to Feb.): Cool and pleasant.
The nearest airport is Jodhpur. There are rail links to major cities.
Road links to Jodhpur (305km), Bikaner, Jaipur.
Hotel Jaisal Castle
Narayan Niwas Palace
RTDC's Hotel Moomal
uilt in golden yellow sandstone, this fairy-tale fortress stands on Tricuta Hill. Still inhabited, there are palaces and bazaars within the fortress.
Healthy merchants built these exquisite havelis, with profusely-carved stone facades. Don't miss Patwon Ki Haveli, Salim Singh Ki Haveli and Nathmal Ki Haveli.
ating from the 12th to 15th century, these three exquisite Jain temples contain a treasure of Jain manuscripts.
At Manik Chowk, pick up woven blankets and shawls, mirror-work textiles, silver jewellery and block-printed textiles.
Annual Desert Festival.