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Jaisalmer City Guide

Climate In Summer : 41.6 C (Max) - 25 C (Min)
In winter : 23.6 C (Max) - 7.9 C (Min)
Rainy Season : July to Mid Sept
Best time to visit : Nov to Mar

Jaisalmer City, the city of the golden fort is a fantasy in yellow sandstone in the heart of the Thar Desert. Rawal Jaisal, a Bhatti Rajput King, founded the city in 1156. Jaisalmer is a great place to simply wander. Jaisalmer city was once completely surrounded by an extensive wall, much of which has sadly been ripped away in recent times for building material. The city has an interesting legend associated with it, according to which, lord Krishna- the head of Yadav clan foretold Arjuna that a remote descendent of the Yadav clan would build his kingdom atop the Trikuta Hill. This amber-hued city, in the heart of the desert, dazzles gloriously in the early morning. The sunset has a peculiar glow here. As the night descends, the sky goes up in flames, which fade leaving a few embers, till it becomes black. A breathtaking.

Jaisalmer Tourist Places

The Jaisalmer Fort -
The golden hued fort is a sentinel to the bleak desert escape from its 80-meter high. The fort stands guard over the desertscape from its 250 feet high perch on the hill with its wall following the contours of the hills. It has an enchanting cow-web of narrow lanes dotted lanes doted with some lovely havelis, three beautiful sculptured Jain temples. The fort has five interconnected palaces with 'jaali' screens and dainty 'jharokhas' - all showpieces of Jaisalmer artisans' talent.

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Gadsisar Lake - A Rainwater Lake, adorned with an arched gateway. A scenic rain water lake with numerous beautiful shrines around and a spectacular avian variety. it is an ideal picnic spot, famous for boating.

Tazia Tower - Tazia Tower is a pagoda like structure looming up from the "Badal Mahal" with beautiful Taazias.

Nathmal ji ki Haveli - Nathmal ji ki Haveli was carved by two brothers in the late 19th century. One worked on right side and the other on left, but the harmony in design exists still. The interior walls are ornate with splendid miniature paintings.

Patwa ki Haveli - The most elaborate and magnificent of all the Jaisalmer havelis. This five haveli wonder has its ceiling supported by exquisitely carved pillars and its delicately chiselled balconies surely leave you mesmerised. One of the apartments of this five story high haveli is painted with beautiful murals.

Salim Singh ki Haveli - This extraordinary mansion in yellow stone is covered with intricate carvings and has an elaborate projecting balcony on the top storey. The mansion is one of the most notables of the array of havelis. The haveli was once the residence of the Mohta family, ministers of Jaisalmer rulers.

Jain Temples - The fort has three exquisitely carved Jain temples dedicated to the Jain Tirthankara-Rishabdev, Sambhavnath and Parswanath.

Gyan Bhandar of Library - Gyan Bhandar of Library is a part of the Jain temples; the library contains some of the oldest manuscripts of India.

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By Air : The nearest airport is Jodhpur (285 km), which is well connected by major city of India.

By Rail : Jaisalmer City is well connected with Jodhpur by train service with all major stations.

By Road: Well connected by road with all the major cities of India. Direct bus services to Udaipur, Mount Abu, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Barmer, Ajmer and Jaipur. Ahmedabad and Bhuj.

Climate : The hot climate of Jaisalmer City is quite tropical, with very hot summers and pleasantly warm winter months. Sunny weather is to be expected all through the year, with the greatest likelihood of rainfall. The tourist season of Jaisalmer tends to fall between late September and early April, when the daytime temperatures are at their most favorable.

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