The city of Jaisalmer shimmers like a mirage amidst the desolate beauty of the hot barren deserts of Rajasthan. It is a small city that can be covered within two hours of leisurely strolling through the lanes and by-lanes, and has an extraordinarily medieval feel and incredible atmosphere.Jaisalmer becomes a hub of tourist activities during the desertfestival. Jaisalmer is a marvel of beautiful culture and harsh climatic conditions, together amounting to a memorable experience. During the medieval times Jaisalmer made rapid progress due to its strategic location on the camel trade route between India and Central Asia.Information :
Area : 5.2 sq kms.
Summer : Max 41.6 °C Min 25.0 °C
Winter : Max 23.6 °C Min 7.9 °C
Language : Rajasthani, Marwari, Hindi and English.
Population : 76000 Lakh.
Jaipur : 570 kilometers
Jodhpur : 308 kilometers
Kota : 640 kilometers
Agra : 802 kilometers
Udaipur : 574 kilometers
The 'Golden City' of Jaisalmer was founded in the year 1156 by a Bhatti Rajput prime Jaisala named the city from the vulnerable former capital of Lodhruva, 15 kms to the south-east.The History of Jaisalmer is as turbulant as the character of its bandit chiefs would lead one to expect.Ferociously independent, inordinately proud of a tenuous "divine" lineage; brave, even foolhardy in battle and often treacherous as allies,the Bhatti Rajputs were the most feared of all desert marauders. When they were on the rampage, the gates of neighboring fortresses were closed and the cowering citizens barred their doors and windows against these "wolf-packs of the wastes.The city used to be a major trade center as it was the trade center as it was the trade route of the western countries to India. The succession of Maharajas of Jaisalmer trace their lineage back to the ruler of Bhatti Rajput Clan Jailasimha.Tourists Attraction :
Patwon Ki Haveli
Godsisar Sagar Tank.
By Air : The nearest city is Jodhpur. To visit this place by air, there are many flights operated by Indian airlines between Jodhpur and Jaisalmer.
By Rail : There is a proper facilities of train that connects this place with the other places.
By Road : The goods system of trains connects Jaisalmer with other cities.