About Jaisalmer

The city is said to be founded by one Raja Rawal Jaisal, a Bhatti Rajput ruler, in approximately 1156 A D. Legends go by that he did it on the behest of a local hermit named Eesaal. The raja choose Trikut hill as the new site for his fort. This was because he thought that his previous abode at Luderwa (16 km from present Jaisalmer) was vulnerable towards possible enemy assault.

It falls in the way of one of the two routes, which connected India from Persia, Egypt, Africa and the west. The Bhatti Rajput rulers were still in line. They were the sole guardian of the city and thus mustered enough wealth through taxes levied on the passing caravans, of which there was no scarcity.


Jaisalmer Fort : Jaisalmer Fort is one of the largest fully preserved ...     >> read more

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In Summer : March to June 25 °C - 40 °C

In Monsoon : July to September 22 °C - 37 °C

In Winters : October to February 09 °C - 35 °C


By Air :Jodhpur airport is 300 Km away. Jodhpur is connected to all the major metros of India by government owned as well as private airlines.

By Road :Jaisalmer are the two major bus stands.Main bus stand opposite Railway station & Golden bus terminal near State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur.

By Rail :Direct trains from Jaisalmer are available to Jodhpur as well as Delhi.

Best Season: October - February
Tourist Attractions Sam Sand Dunes, Jaisalmer Fort, etc.