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Jaisalmer, popularly referred as the "Golden City of India", is one of the most alluring tourist destinations in Rajasthan, India. Founded by a Rajput king Rawal Jaisal in 1156 AD, Jaisalmer is located deep in the heart of the Thar Desert. Jaisalmer is famous for its magnificent forts, palaces, havelis (mansions) and centuries old houses.

Jaisalmer is also known for its exotic sand dunes and exciting camel safaris. The amber hued Jaisalmer has a rich cultural heritage. Its art and architecture, handicrafts, and festivals are other major tourist attractions. The city impresses everyone with its unparalleled charm, the royal treatment and hospitality. Jaisalmer is a fascinating destination waiting to be explored by you. Experience the charm of this fascinating city of Rajasthan, on tours to Jaisalmer, with India Travel Portal.

Jaisalmer is located in the westernmost part of India, bordering Pakistan. Major part of Jaisalmer lies in the vast Thar Desert. Jaisalmer is about 285 km from Jodhpur, 560 km form Udaipur and 570 km from Jaipur.

Jaisalmer has a number of beautiful and historic monuments. To know more about tourist attractions in Jaisalmer, please click here:   Tourist Attractions in Jaisalmer

How to Reach Jaisalmer

By Air: Jaisalmer has an airport, managed by the Indian Air Force. The city is well connected by air to New Delhi, Jaipur and Jodhpur. The airport is operational only from September to March.

By Rail: Jaisalmer is directly connected to Jodhpur by rail, which is well connected to many major cities of India including Agra, Jaipur, New Delhi and Mumbai.

By Road: Jaisalmer has a good network of roads and is well connected by National Highway No 15 to major cities of Rajasthan as well as Gujarat including Jaipur, Jodhpur and Bikaner.

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