(Last Updated on : 09/06/2017)
Jaisalmer is a medieval city
dotted with Rajput architectures
located at the heart of Thar Desert
. This city
earned the nick name "The Golden City", because of the presence of yellowish sandstone. Jaisalmer is also considered as the Jain pilgrimage
destination after Girnar Hills
. This city is beautified with many popular Jain temples which are erected with Rajput style of architecture
Location of Jaisalmer
Jaisalmer is located in Jaisalmer District
of north western Indian state
. It is located very near to Pakistan border.
History of Jaisalmer
of Jaisalmer defines medieval era
Rajput rule. The rule of Jaisalmer king began from the 9th Century. In 12th Century, the art
and architecture of Jaisalmer reached at its peak. It was during the rule of Rawal Jaisal, Jaisalmer became the center of political culture
. And from that time, Jaisalmer gained prominence in art and architecture till British
era. During the rule of British East India Company
, Jaisalmer became the Princely State
Geography of Jaisalmer
Jaisalmer is geographically surrounded by Jangladesh region in the northern part and the east by Marwar region.
Climate of Jaisalmer
Jaisalmer enjoys the tropical and sub-tropical desert climate
. The maximum summer temperature ranges from 49 degree Celsius to 25 degree Celsius, while the winter season enjoys 23 degree Celsius to 5 degree Celsius.
Economy of Jaisalmer
of Jaisalmer is dependent on food crops
and other agricultural
and barley are abundantly grown here. Jaisalmer is also a major supplier of oil and natural gases
to the rest of Indian states.
Culture of Jaisalmer
Jaisalmer is culturally enriched with Rajputana
cult. Desert Festival
is an important festival
here hosts during the months of January or February.
Tourism in Jaisalmer
, Meru Hill, Lodhruva(Lodarva), Amarsagar
, Pokharan, Chandraprabhu Jain Temple, Desert Culture Centre and Museum, Jaisalmer Folklore Museum, Government Museum, Akal Fossil Park Museums, Kuldhara, Bada Bagh, Desert National Park
, Gadsisar lake and Ganga Sagar are the prominent monuments
and places of tourism that are located in and around Jaisalmer.
Jaisalmer is reachable from all the cities of India and the cities of Rajasthan
. The nearest airport
is Jodhpur Airport, located in Jodhpur Division
. Jaisalmer also has good railway connectivity with Bikaner
, Lalgarh, Jodhpur
, Pali, Jaipur
, Rewari, Gurgaon
, Muradabad, Kathgodam, Kashipur, Ramnagar, Lucknow
, Mughalsarai, Kolkata
. The National highway
15 connects with all the districts of Rajasthan
with Jaisalmer. Many buses are plying from Delhi, Agra
, Lucknow, Ahmedabad
, Mumbai and Pune
to reach Jaisalmer.