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Desert Of Jaisalmer
Desert Jaisalmer, nicknamed the “Golden City of India” because of its yellow sand that gives a yellowish golden tinge to the city.
Desert Jailsalmer is situated in the western Rajasthan region amid Thar Desert, close to Indo-Pak Border.
How To Reach Desert Jaisalmer
Airways: The nearest airport is Jodhpur which is 300 Km from Desert Jaisalmer. From Jodhpur one can hire Cabs or take a train to Desert Jaisalmer.
Railways: Jaisalmer station is connected by regular train from Delhi and Jodhpur. One can also travel to Desert Jailsalmer by Palace on Wheels.
Roadways: Desert Jaisalmer is well connected to the rest of state by roads. Buses operate from Jaisalmer to Jodhpur, Jaipur, Bikaner, Barmer, Mount Abu etc.
The major attractions of Desert Jaisalmer are Jaisalmer Fort, the Jain temples, the Havelis, Desert Cultural Centre, Gadsisar Lake and the Tazia Tower.
Nearby Tourist Places
Interesting places around Desert Jaisalmer include Amar Sagar Lake, Desert National Park, Wood Fossil Park, Khuri Sand Dunes, Lodurva Jaisalmer, Mool Sagar, Phalodi Travel and Sam Sand Dunes. Jaisalmer Desert Camp is very popular at Sam and Khuri Sand Dunes.
Best Season to Visit
The ideal time to visit Desert Jaisalmer is from October to March.
The weather of Desert Jaisalmer is Arid in nature. The summers are hot but winters are relatively pleasant.
Desert Safari is organized amid sand dunes in Desert Jaisalmer. A large number of tour operators organize Jeep safari and camel safari in Jailsalmer. Jeep safari is usually affordable and is fit for long excursions. Camel safari in Jaisalmer is more popular among tourists. Camel safari in Jaisalmer is usually for 2 to 7 days, with longer ones up to a month. Camel safari in Jaisalmer can also be just a day long. Tents, food, water, mattresses and an escort are provided. Local entertainment is organized in the evenings. For longer camel safari in Jaisalmer, camps are usually set up at night in the vicinity of villages.
Jaisalmer Desert Camp
Jaisalmer Desert camp is a major tourist attraction. The Jaisalmer Desert camp consists of tents and offers fabulous view of the desert. The Jaisalmer Desert camp comes alive in the evening with campfire, musicians dancers etc.
Jaisalmer Desert Festival
Jaisalmer Desert Festival is a colorful festival held in February every year for three days. Everything is exotic in the Jaisalmer Desert festival, amidst the golden sands of the Thar Desert. At the Jaisalmer Desert festival one can get to see cultural events, camel races, folk songs and dance. Contests like the “turban tying competition” and “The moustache competition” enhance the fun of the Jaisalmer Desert festival. With a final musical performance by folk singers at the dunes in Sam, the Jaisalmer Desert festival comes to its end.
Jaisalmer is famous for embroidery, mirror work, rugs, blankets, antiques, old stonework and exquisitely carved wooden boxes in tiny curio shops.