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