Jaisalmer exercise immense charm, but with the staging of the annual Desert Festival (January - February), it has also become one of the more important events on the annual calendar. Essentially, it is a showcase of the performing arts of the region on the stretching sands around this desert citadel. A number of amusing turban tying competitions and camel races.
The perfect time to visit the golden city is during the Desert Festival,
held in Jan/Feb. every year, when the city reverberates to the sound of
melodious tunes and rhythms. Folk dances, exciting competitions an
contests, especially the turban-tying contest. Mr. Desert contest and
camel races enliven the festivities. Colorful craft bazaars are set up
for the occasion and a sound and light spectacle is organized wit folk
artists performing against the splendid backdrop of the famous Sam sand
dunes on the full moon night. Surely a not-to-be missed event.
The city has an interesting legend associated with it, according to
which, Lord Krishna-the head of the Yadav Clan, foretold Arjuna that a
remote descendent of the Yadav Clan would built his kingdom atop the
Trikuta Hill. His prophecy was fulfilled in 1156 A.D. when Rawal Jaisal,
a descendent of the Yadav Clan and a Bhatti Rajput, abandoned his fort
at Lodurva and founded a new capital - Jaisalmer, perched on the Trikuta
Bahti Rajputs of Jaisalmer were feudal chiefs who lived off the forced
levy on the caravans laden with precious silks and spices that crossed
the territory enroot Delhi-or-Sind. These caravans earned the town great
Places to see
Jaisalmer is famous for Jaisalmer Fort, Patwon - ki - Haveli, Tazia
Tower, Gadsisar Lake and many more. Jaisalmer
city guide and travel information
Jackson Airways has started flight to Jaisalmer from Delhi. You can
also fly to Jodhpur and Jaipur. But the flight is 8-seated plane
operates only in peak season (Dec-Feb). For the rest of the time Jodhpur
is the nearest airport.
Rajasthan Roadways run very comfortable deluxe & air conditioned
buses from Jaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner. The roads are very good and fairly
Jaisalmer is connected to Delhi Via Delhi-Jaisalmer Exp. The train
starts from Delhi (17.00) and reaches next day at (12.45). There is also
train from Jodhpur to Jaisalmer.
These are five star property and luxurious heritage hotels. The hotels
range anything from 200 USD - 400 USD. Some of the well-known hotels are
Fort Rajwada and Gorbandh Palace.
These are 2 - 3 star hotels, comes with all the comforts and are good
enough when you do not want to spend a lot and looks for comfort also.
These are budget hotels, and the facilities vary with the hotels but
still some are very good.
Jaisalmer Hotel Directory
For the complete hotel list, please visit our Jaisalmer
There are tour operators and travel agents to help you in planning and
making arrangements to see the Desert Festivals. Jaisalmer
tour operators and travel agents.