(Last Updated on : 22-02-2014)
Jaisalmer is a district that is situated in the heart of the Thar Desert in Rajasthan. This district is popular for its glittering sand dunes and yellow sandstone. It is the only region in India that has the yellow sandstone. That is the reason why the city of Jaisalmer, lying within the district is also known as the Golden city.
Location of Jaisalmer
: Located in the middle of the Thar Desert it is the largest district in Rajasthan. The width of Jaisalmer is 270 kilometers while its length is 186 kilometers. On the north the district forms its boundary with Bikaner in the north, in the east with Jodhpur and Bikaner and in the south by Barmer. On the west and southwest lies the Indian border with Pakistan.
History of Jaisalme
: Maharawal Jaisal was the founder of this city. The district grew later. The history of Jaisalmer is steeped in legends. Its very foundation is based on the prophecies by lords.
Travel Information on Jaisalmer
: Jaisalmer is accessible from Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur and all other major cities of Rajasthan. While the nearest airport is located in Jodhpur the district is also well connected by road. Railways are also a convenient mode of transportation for reaching Jaisalmer.
Accommodation in Jaisalmer
: Adequate accommodation arrangements have been made for the tourists. There are luxury as well as budget hotels here. the services are quite impressive. Whether it is a luxury hotel or an economy one the rooms are well furnished and all necessary measures are taken to make the trip comfortable for the guests.
: It is the place where the fort of Jaisalmer is located. It is also the venue where most of the fairs and festivals take place.
Places of Interest in Jaisalmer
: There are several places of interest in Jaisalmer. While most of these are historically significant their architectural grandeur cannot be overlooked. Most of the important local attractions are located within the Jaisalmer Fort. One will be astonished to find a number of Jain Temples. Temples dedicated to Parsvanath, Chandraprabhu, Rishabdev, Sambavnath, Shitalnath, Shantinath and Kunthanath. There are havelis as well as museums too.
Places of Interest around Jaisalmer
: The sites around the district are either known for their forts or deserts. Some of the excursion tours are held from Jaisalmer city. However the neighboring regions of Barmer is also part of the tours from the district.