Jaisalmer is one of the most beautiful cities of the country also known as the Golden City of India. It is also a World Heritage sites. The city is known as Golden city due to the colour of the buildings. People use the yellow sandstone for construction of the buildings. Jaisalmer is one the city closest to the India-Pakistan border. The city is located in the heart of the Thar Desert. It is one of the major tourist places in western part of India. Jaisalmer is famous for Camel trips.
The city is named after the emperor Jaisal Singh (A Yadav king by whom the city was founded). Rawal Jaiswal constructed a mud fort in the city and named the city after himself. After Independence it seemed like Jaisalmer would fall off from the India map. But during India’s wars with Pakistan in 1965 and again in 1971 the Government India realized the importance of the Golden city Jaisalmer and again it came back in the India map.
One of the magnificent landscapes in India is Jaisalmer fort, which is also known as Sonar Qila. This fort is made up of yellow coloured stones, so it is known as Sonar Qila. Ghadsisar Lake is another attraction here, which was built by King Ghadsi. This lake supplies water to the city. Jain temple, Havelis are some of the other scenic destinations here.
As the city is in desert region, the temperature is extreme high here. The temperature varies from day to night. Jaislamer is famous for the items made up of leather, silver jewellery and embroidered cotton and silk clothes. Tanotmatta temple is another import place near to Jaislamer which is located near to Pakistan border. People believe that during India Pakistan war none of the bombs exploded which were dropped by Pakistan and now those bombs are kept in this temple museum. One can arrive at Jaisalmer by Camel also. This is a famous tourist attraction for holiday tours.
Oct-Mar is the best time to visit Jaisalmer.
By Air: The military airport of Jaisalmer offers direct flights to Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur and other important cities in Rajasthan as well as India.
By Train: Howrah Jaisalmer Express, Delhi Jaisalmer Express are some of the express trains connecting various cities to the historic land Jaisalmer.
By Road: Travelling by road will be another fascinating experience, but there are direct buses only from the major destinations of Rajasthan as the journey consumes much time from other cities.