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Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer FortState :
Rajasthan


Climate :
Jaisalmer has extremely hot summer days with cool nights and pinching cold winter with freezing cold nights. On summer days, the average temperature is around 41°C but can go as high as 50°C while the minimum average is around 25° C. Rainfall is minimal with the region barely receiving 15cm of rain annually. Winter days in the months between November & March are warmer with average temperatures of around 23.6°C, but night temperatures fall to below -1°C, though the average is approximately 5°/6°C. Significance : Once the city of rich merchants for falling on the trade routes of the medieval times, this Golden City is known for its endless sand dunes, camel safari and the Golden fort.


Jaisalmer – The romantic sand city :
Jaisalmer, situated in the center of Thar Desert, is one of the one of the last royal state in the region. This city was established, keeping in mind its trade routes. This far off city is known for the heroism of its rulers and for the aesthetic sense represented by their palaces and havelis. The stone-craftsmen were hired by rich merchants to work with great expertise on the sandstone buildings they built, filling up facades with sculptural embellishment, screen windows, delicate pavilions and beautiful balconies. These typical art-museums are still resided. The colorful celebrations and festivals of Jaisalmer has made it a must visit tourist destination. Interesting sand dunes and unique camel safaris make it one of the most sought after desert destinations.


Famous for – Camel Safari on Sam Dunes :
Sam Dunes at Jaisalmer are a must visit, formed by the carving of sand by the wind. The natural patterns created on the sand, look enchanting and interesting. The brilliant sunset, unique Camel safari and the intricate sand dunes makes Jaisalmer one of the most enticing destinations.


Connectivity :
» By Air - Jaisalmer is connected by air to Delhi, Udaipur & Jaipur. Jodhpur airport (290 kms) is another alternative that serves as a convenient gateway to Jaisalmer.

» By Rail - Jaisalmer is connected to Jodhpur by day as well as overnight trains.

Gadi Sagar - Jaisalmer » By Road - Jaisalmer is well connected by roads to Jodhpur (290 kms), Bikaner via Pokran (330 kms), and Barmer via Devikot (153 kms).


Additional Highlights of the City :
» Jaisalmer Fort - One of the famous forts, the Jaisalmer Fort, is the second oldest fort in Rajasthan after Chittaur and has a 250 feet high plinth on the Trikuta Hill. The fort consists five palaces including Sarvottam Vilas, Akhai Vilas, Gaj Mahal, Rang Mahal and Moti Mahal. Jali or latticework is used to shade the interiors from the deadly heat and desert winds, this is done expert craftsmen.

» Jain Temples - Jaisalmer's rich cultural heritage also includes the popular Jain Temples of Jaisalmer. There are three artistically sculptured Jain temples dedicated to Rishabhdevji, Sambhavanathji and the Ashthapadi temple, located within the fort. The beauty of these temples is some what similar to the Dilwara temple. The emerald icon of Mahavira here is an unmatched and one of its kind gem.










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