Jaisalmer : The Mystery of the Golden Fort
In the middle of the sandy plains of Rajasthan, a massive castle of sand arises as if a mirage from the ancient world. That is Jaisalmer, a place that still retains its enigmatic charm and will evoke within you images of camel caravans, desert trades and old world desert mysteries. Enchantment is a feature of this desert citadel which has been crafted from sandstone of the color of honey. The extensive use of this golden yellow sandstone in the ramparts and havelis have cause Jaisalmer to be nicknamed the Golden City.
How to Get There
The nearest airport of Jaisalmer is Jodhpur about 300 Km away.
There is a direct train service from Delhi, Kolkata, and Jaipur etc. You can also travel to Jaisalmer by Palace on Wheels on Sunday.
Jaisalmer is well connected to the rest of state. The excellent condition of roads that connects Jaisalmer provides a hassle free journey to the tourists. Rajasthan Roadways main bus stand opposite the Railway station. Distance from Major Cities; New Delhi: 882 Km, Jaipur: 625 Km, Udaipur: 545 Km, Jodhpur: 285 Km, Bikaner: 335 km
Gadi Sagar Lake
Desert National Park
Sam Sand Dunes