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Tourism of India

The Desert Adventure

Jaisalmer

The magic of a golden fortress

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

Climate

Summer (Mar. to Jun.): Warm
Monsoon (Jul. to Aug.): Warm
Winter (Nov. to Feb.): Cool and pleasant.

Clothing

Summer-Cottons
Winter-Light woollens

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Getting There

The nearest airport is Jodhpur. There are rail links to major cities.
Road links to Jodhpur (305km), Bikaner, Jaipur.

Where To Stay

Heritage Inn
Hotel Jaisal Castle
Narayan Niwas Palace
RTDC's Hotel Moomal

What To See

Jaisalmer Fort

uilt in golden yellow sandstone, this fairy-tale fortress stands on Tricuta Hill. Still inhabited, there are palaces and bazaars within the fortress.

Havelis

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.

Rishabdeviji Temple, Ashta Padi Mandir & Sambhavnath Temple

ating from the 12th to 15th century, these three exquisite Jain temples contain a treasure of Jain manuscripts.

Shopping

At Manik Chowk, pick up woven blankets and shawls, mirror-work textiles, silver jewellery and block-printed textiles.

Festivals

Annual Desert Festival.