Explore the royal memorials at the Bada Bagh

Explore the royal memorials at the Bada Bagh

The serene ambience around the Gadisar Lake

The serene ambience around the Gadisar Lake

The magnificent Jaisalmer Fort

The magnificent Jaisalmer Fort

Hop on a camel and explore the vast expanse of the Thar Desert

Hop on a camel and explore the vast expanse of the Thar Desert

Destination Snapshot

  • Travel Style

  • First Timers
  • Culture Vultures
  • Lovebirds
  • Family Fun
    • Language

      Hindi, Marwari, English
    • Altitude

      225 metres (738 feet) above sea level
    • Time zone

      IST (UTC+5.30 hours)
    • Theme


Witness Jaisalmer, the Golden City of vibrant culture and vivid facets, tucked along the Great Indian Desert…

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  • Sunsets

    Be it at the Bada Bagh or from the rooftop restaurants within the Jaisalmer Fort or over the sand dunes at Sam; sunset views from all parts of Jaisalmer are absolutely breath-taking.

  • Food

    Relish local delicacies ranging from ker sangri and gatte ki sabzi to lal maans and safed maans. One of the recommended restaurants is Trio for its Rajasthani and Continental cuisine.

  • Shopping

    Curios, textiles or camel leather items ranging from bottle holders and hats to juttisand knapsacks, pick whatever you fancy but bargain hard.

  • Desert Safari Camel Ride

    Whether by camels or formidable four wheel drive vehicles; experience the thrill of a desert safari in the region around Jaisalmer.

  • Excursion to Sam Sand Dunes

    Enjoy an evening spent on the sand dunes while watching folk performances and relishing regional delicacies.

Be prepared

  • Varying temperatures

    Like most places situated near the desert region, Jaisalmer experiences very hot days and chilling cold nights. It gets sweltering hot during summers, so it is recommended to plan your visit during winters.

  • Touts

    Being an important tourist destination in Rajasthan, Jaisalmer is known for touts, especially when shopping or looking for a hotel. Be wary of fake tour guides.

Describing It

Welcome to the land of regal forts, opulent palaces and magnificent havelis (mansions). Spread out on a small patch of land surrounded by the Thar Desert is the city of Jaisalmer. Also known as the Golden City, the name comes from the predominant colour of its buildings made using yellow sandstone, the most commonly used building material in this region. As a city, Jaisalmer is pretty, picturesque and pristine, and merges well with the shades of the Thar, reflecting the colour of the sands that surround it on all sides.

Much like the rest of the royal state of Rajasthan, Jaisalmer boasts of rich heritage and a fascinating culture. Jaisalmer is positioned close to the border with Pakistan, with the sands of the desert stretching out into the neighbouring land.

With its magnificent structures and characteristically Rajasthani demeanour, Jaisalmer holds a mirror to the true ethos and legacy of the state. It has one of the most imposing edifices to its credit - the Jaisalmer Fort, a magnificent yellow sandstone structure perched on a hillock that glitters like gold with every sun ray that touches its ramparts. Apart from the fort, Jaisalmer also showcases majestic palaces, lavishly ornamented havelis and a captivating panorama of the desert.

When in Jaisalmer, you simply cannot miss a camel safari which is a perfect way to explore this golden city. Many visitors often camp in the desert to experience authentic Rajasthani lifestyle. A visit to this effervescent city is bound to leave you mesmerized, and the stunning beauty and cultural richness of Jaisalmer is sure to compel you to come back.