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The Golden City known as Jaisalmer is a city of extreme interest for those who want to feel as if they stepped back in time. Dominated by a living fort and located near the Thar Desert, Jaisalmer sets the scene for an enchanting adventure. Limited flights to a military airstrip in the city provide a narrow gateway by air, so trains, buses, and taxis are the more common ways to arrive. The truly adventurous could opt for one of the city’s famous came trips – a 14 day journey that starts from Bikaner.

Jaisalmer is very much a tourist destination, so much so that most inhabitants of the city only stay there for the few months of the high season. Taking the city on foot is easily done thanks to the many sites and the small town feel. Jaisalmer Fort is the centerpiece and is a lively site. Inside the walls, travelers will find the havelis of rich merchants and several lookout points over the desert. Within the walls are also seven beautifully carved temples knowns as the Jain Temples.

Outside the splendors of the fort is Gadisar Lake and Suryagarh, an impressive hotel with views that can at least be enjoyed over a cup of tea. Camel and jeep safaris are a very popular activity that can stretch on for days and give an incredible experience in the desert. Plenty of accommodation can be found within the vicinity of Jaisalmer Fort, and there is another concentration available in the city center. Find the most suitable accommodation for you by clicking on our interactive map and exploring Jaisalmer for hotels and must-see destinations.