Situated in the heart of the Thar Desert and close to the India-Pakistan border, Jaisalmer, founded in 1156 by Rawal Jaisal, is carpeted with golden sand and almost every house is built with the yellow Jaisalmer stone thus, making it the ‘Golden City’. The city still exudes an age-old aura of valor and royalty. Bold Rajasthani attires and the golden landscape of the city form a distinctive contrast. Jaisalmer literally meaning ‘the Hill Fort of Jaisal’ is a destination where camels are seen in abundance, an iconic hill-fort stands above the city with imposing walls where the best examples of par-brilliance inscriptions are found. Jaisalmer has come a long way from being an important town along the ancient camel-train route that ran through India and Central Asia to being one of the largest towns of Rajasthan and a popular destination among tourists.
The Desert Festival of Jaisalmer is the most awaited and famous cultural and colorful event that dominates the itinerary of visitors. No one can forget the famous Gair and Fire dancers against the glowing backdrop of the desert. This is one of the major attractions of the Desert Festival.
Tales of desert, camels, harems and everything exotic at the Golden Fort of Rajasthan.
The nearest airport is Jodhpur which is 300 km from Jaisalmer.
Jaisalmer is connected by rail with Jodhpur and Delhi which in turn is connected to major cities and towns in India.
Jaisalmer is connected by motorable roads with all major cities in India.
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