Jaisalmer is a city and a municipal board in Agra district in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India.The historical city was constructed by Mughal emperor Akbar beginning in 1570 and served as the empire's capital from 1571 until 1585, when it was abandoned for reasons that remain unclear. The surviving palace and mosque are a tourist attraction and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.Today, Fatehpur Sikri is a deserted, phantom city. But the inner citadel is immaculately preserved. Its walls, palaces, baths, royal mint,courts and gardens still stand in splendidhomage to a great visionary and builder. The heart of the palace complex however, is verymuch alive.

Area 5.1 sq km
Altitude 225 metres above sea level
Temperature Summer-24.0 C-47.0 C Winter-5.0 C-26.0 C
Languages Rajasthan, Hindi, English
STD Code 02992
Rainfall >__ cm average yearly
Best Time to Visit October to March

Jaisalmer Map

How to get there
1. Air :-The nearest airport is Jodhpur (285 km)

2. Rail:-Rail connection with major cities of the country through Jodhpur
3. Road:-Well connected by road with all the major cities of India. Direct bus services to Udaipur, Mount Abu, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Barmer, Ajmer and Jaipur. Ahmedabad and Bhuj (Gujarat),.

Places to Visit

Gadsisar Lake Jaisalmer Fort
Nathmailji ki haveli Salim's Singh Haveli
Jain Temple Manak Chowk
Patwon ki Haveli


Akal Fossil Park Amar Sagar Khuhri
Lodurva Sam Sand Dunes

Shop for exquisitely carved wooden boxes in tiny curio shops. Traditional rugs, handwoven blankets and shawls in typical Rajasthani color and weave are also available. Mirror work, embroided article silver jewelry. Trickles and curios are other boys of Jaisalmer. The shopping spots are within the fort and include sadar Bazar, sonaron ka Bass Manak Chowk, pansari bazar, Gandhi Darshan, Seema gram, Rajsthani Govt. shop and Khadi Gramodyog Emporium. Jaisalmer is famous for embroidery, rajasthani mirror work, rugs, blankets, antiques and old stone work. Tie-dye and other fabrics are made at the Kahdi Gramudyog Bhavan.


Gorbandh Palace Hotel Rang Mahal Fort Rajwada
Hotel Heritage Inn Hotel Dholamaru Narayan Niwas Palace