Gateway to the Desert Heritage Capital
Desert Safari on camel Back
City calling code :
Recommended no. of days for a tourist :
2 full days are good
Best buys :
Stone carved statues, tie-dye work,handicrafts
Essentials to be carried along
Sun block, Sun Glasses, light cotton clothes,
All about the city :
A city as magical as Jaisalmer at the first sight appears to be a magnificent sand ship approaching towards you as you enter its rising city.
Crenellated Sandstone walls and narrow streets lined with exquisitely carved buildings through which camel carts trundle leisurely - That is Jaisalmer for you.
Founded by the prince Jaisal in 1156, this city gradually grew to a strong trade route across the forbidding Thar desert from India to the west. The merchants prospered and invested a part of their wealth in beautifying the city by building temples and beautiful houses with the local sandstone.
Many of the settlements close to the city have become well used to tourists, so it's worth venturing a little further out to get an idea of life in the desert.