Jaisalmer has a golden charm about itself, which attracts many a traveler to discover this place that boasts of its rich historical tradition. Innumerable number of foreign tourists visit Jaisalmer annually. The travel and tourism department caters to the individual needs of every tourist treading the land of Jaisalmer.
Sam Sand Dunes
Gadi Sagar Lake
Salim Singh Ki Haveli
Patwa Ki Haveli
Organised by the Department of Tourism around January-February, the Desert Festival is the best place to enjoy rich and colourful Rajasthani folk culture. The high points of the festival are puppeteers, acrobats, camel races, camel polo, folk dances, etc.
Get off the beaten track and see Rajasthan in the best way possible – via the ship of the desert, the camel. There are plenty of reliable safari tour operators to choose from. You can take a one-day tour or choose to stay overnight in villages. Meals and mineral water is available on most rides.
Away from the urban chaos and at the heart of the sprawling Thar Desert, experience Rajasthan in its true essence. Camping under the sparkling skies of Rajasthan, treats you to the celestial wonders. Feel the warm sand under your feet and lay back and enjoy the showcase of cultural performances.
Jaisalmer Airport is a military airport and supports only chartered flights, hence is sparingly used by travellers. Although air travel is generally not considered an ideal mode of transport for travelling to Jaisalmer, some people do travel by air to save on time.
There are no direct buses from Delhi to Jaisalmer as the 17-18 hour drive is too time-consuming and quite exhausting. You can however switch buses in Jaipur from where a state-run sleeper coach operates regularly. Be sure to book tickets in advance as there are limited seats. Some sleeper buses are also available from Jodhpur and Udaipur.
Jaisalmer is well connected with a wide network of trains covering most of the Indian cities like Delhi, Jodhpur, Jaipur and others. Some of the popular trains are Delhi Jaisalmer Express, Jodhpur Jaisalmer Express, Howrah Jaisalmer Express and Lalgarh Jaisalmer Special.
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