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Brief of Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer in Rajasthan paints a real picture of Arabian Nights. Coming straight from your Arabian Night imagination, Jaisalmer is a jewel of the desert state and is dotted with forts, havelis and palaces. The best time to take a tour to Jaisalmer in Rajasthan is October-March. Jaisalmer is abeautiful town dotted with forts and palaces. There are numerous tourist attractions in Jaisalmer that will undoubtedly make your Jaisalmer tour an unforgettable experience. Jaisalmer Fort is the

second oldest fort of the state and offers surely a vision of beauty and charm. The Fort of Jaisalmer has retained its old charm. Stroll around the market outside the fort. Havelis of Jaisalmer invite you to walk through the memory lane of nostalgia. Jaisalmer's havelis are known for their explicit artworks and carvings and are examples of blend of Rajput and Islamic style of architecture. For an ideal picnic with friends and family, visit Gadsisar Lake. For adventure enthusiasts get a peek into desert life. Visit SAM sand dune and enjoy camel safari.

Jaisalmer is one of the most loved towns of Rajasthan. As a tourist destination, this city renders countless moments of pleasure for the yearning tourist. The traditional warmth and culture dominates the city of silvery sand dunes. The special magic and aura that this city creates is another feather in its cap. The city manages to sustain even during Brisith Raj and Mughal dynasty.

History of Jaisalmer

The fort & town of Jaiselmer was founded by Maharawal Jaisal in the year 1156 AD after having shifted his capital from Ludharva (18 Kms away from Jaisalmer) to a safer place. The ruling family of the erstwhile Jaisalmer State belongs to Bhati Clan of Yadu Rajputs of Chandrawasnshi (Lunar) race who claim descent from Lord Krishna,the defied hero who ruled at Dwarka. The historical origin of Bahttis can be inferred from the couplet which says that the Yadu Rajputs ruled and


constructed Forst at Kashi, Madhura, Pragvad, Gajni, Bhatner, Digam, Dirwal, Lodurva and ninth in Jaisalmer. (Gajni is in Afganisthan and Dirawal is now in Pakistan)

How to reach Jaisalmer
The nearest airport that caters to Jaisalmer - bounded travellers is at Jodhpur. Jodhpur is connected to many other indian cities by air.
The nearest railway station that caters to Jaisalmer - bounded travellers is at Jodhpur. Jodhpur is connected to many other indian cities by train.
Rajasthan Roadways run very comfortable deluxe & air conditioned buses from Jaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner. The roads are very good and fairly comfortable.

Best time to visit Jaisalmer
October to March

Climate of Jaisalmer
Jaisalmer has a very dry climate with very hot summer; a cold winter and sparse rains. The climate is extremely hot during summer with maximum temperature reaching up to 49.2oC and extremely cold during winder with minimum temp. in the range of 1oC . The variation in temperature from morning to noon and the late midnight is a sudden phenomenon. The average rainfall is only 16.4 cms as against the state average of 57.51 cms.

Languages of Jaisalmer
Rajasthani, Hindi and Urdu

Festivals of Jaisalmer
Desert Festival is organized every year by the Department of Tourism, Art & Culture. It has become very popular worldwide. Apart from sight - seeing and cultural programs, several competitions are arranged in this festival. These competitions have become extremely popular.

Shopping in Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer is famous for embroidery, Rajasthani mirror work, rugs, blankets, bedspreads, oil lamps, old stonework and antiques. Watch out when purchasing silver items; the metal may be adulterated with bronze.

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