Jaisalmer

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"The city of Jaisalmer is situated right in the middle of the Indian Thar Desert present in the state of Rajasthan. Jaisalmer is also popularly known as the ‘golden city’ of India. The city consists of buildings of yellowish sandstone. The city is located at a distance of 575 kilometres from Jaipur which is the capital city of the state of Rajasthan. Jaisalmer's administrative district heads this city. The city of Jaisalmer covers an area of approximately 5 square kilometres. It is located in the jaisalmer district of Rajasthan. The nearest airport to the city of Jaisalmer is the Jodhpur airport."

Places to visit in Jaisalmer:

Jaisalmer fort: the jaisalmer fort is located on top of the trikuta hill. The beautiful monument was constructed by Raja Rawal Jaisal in about 1156 AD. It is also called the ‘sonar Quila’.

Gadsisar Lake: Gasdsisar Lake is a water reservoir which is located outside the city walls. Maharaja Gadsi Singh was the one who excavated the lake originally. It serves as an oasis for the town people.

Nathmalji -ki -haveli: Nathmalji-ki-haveli is one of the most amazing architectural constructions located in jaisalmer. The haveli has peerless craftsmanship as well as exquisite carvings. It blends the Muslim and rajput architectural styles together

Tazia tower: tazia tower is world famous for its architectural fusion as well as stunning minarets. The tower acts as an important part of the Badal palace.

Jain temple: the temple has exquisite animal and human figurines. Jain temple is situated in the jaisalmer fort.

Languages spoken: The commonly spoken languages in the city are Rajasthani, Hindi as well as English.

Best season to visit Jaisalmer: Jaisalmer has searing hot summers and the temperature lies in the range between 25 degrees to 49 degrees. The summer season starts from the month of March and continues till July. Rainfall is scanty in jaisalmer. The temperature during the winters remains pleasurable. The winter season begins from the month of October and continues till February. Thus the best time to visit jaisalmer is during the months starting from October and continuing till February as during this time of the year the weather is quite pleasant.

How to reach Jaisalmer: Jaisalmer can be reached by air. Jaisalmer has its own airport which is situated at a distance of only 5 kilometres from it. The Indian air force supervises the airport and major Indian cities such as New Delhi, Jaipur and Jodhpur are connected to Jaisalmer through this airstrip. We can also reach jaisalmer through rail. A broad gauge connects Jaisalmer with Jodhpur. Express trains have a stopover at the railway station of the city. Excellent roadways connect the city of jaisalmer to major cities like Udaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Barmer, Ahmedabad and Bhuj.

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