(Last Updated on : 30-06-2014)
The nearest airport
for Jaisalmer is located at Jaipur. However one can also reach Jaisalmer via Jodhpur. There are direct flights from Jodhpur for Jaisalmer. The city is also well connected by road
with almost all the major cities of Rajasthan
. Private buses and cars on hire are available from Jodhpur
and Jaipur. It is also linked to Ahmedabad
and Bhuj in Gujarat
There are a number of trains
to and from Jodhpur. It is directly connected to Delhi and Bikaner
. The railway station is located at a distance of 2 kilometers from the city center.
As far as the local transportation i
s concerned there are unmetered auto rickshaws that can be hired at almost all the places in Jaisalmer. The town can comfortably be explored on foot. The tourists will easily find a jeep for places of interest in and around Jaisalmer.
There are numerous accommodation
units in Jaisalmer. The tourists can choose from heritage Hotels, Luxury Hotels and Budget ones. The services offered here are world classes. Some of these hotels were previously forts and palaces. Hence for those who want to have a luxurious vacation these hotels will be best suited. Economy hotels are also to be found here. All the necessary arrangements are made to make the guest's stay convenient and comfortable.
The primary local attraction
here is the Jaisalmer fort. Within the fort premises there are Jain temples and palaces. The massive fort structure is the prime witness to the turbulent history of Jaisalmer. Besides this there are havelis and the museums. There are places around Jaisalmer too that are quite interesting to check out. The excursion tours from Jaisalmer are conducted to Barmer, Pokhran and others.
The best time to visit
the Golden City is from November to March. Hindi and English are understood and spoken in Jaisalmer. Hence the tourists will have no problems in communicating their message. In case the tourists are planning to tour the city between January and February they must not miss the Desert Festiva