The name Jaisalmer evokes a vivid picture of sheer magic and brilliance of the desert. Legend has it that Rawal Jaisal laid the foundation of the city in 1156 A.D. After consulting a local hermit by the name of Eesul. Tricuta was the hill chosen and Jaisal abandoned his old fort at Lodurva to establish this new capital.
Over the years the remote location of Jaisalmer kept it almost untouched by outside influences and even during the days of Raj, Jaisalmer was the last to sign the Instrument of Agreement with the British.
In Medieval times, its prosperity was due to its location on the main trade route linking India to Egypt, Arabia, Persia, Africa and the West. Ages have gone by and the monuments of Jaisalmer have withstood the buffeting winds of the desert all through. Jaisalmer is a marvel of beautiful culture and harsh climatic conditions, together amounting to a memorable experience.
Climate: (deg C)-Summer- 41.C. 25 .C. Winter-23 .C. 8 .C., Rainfall: 15 cms, Best Season: October-Feburary.
Places Of Interest: Jaisalmer Fort, Nathmalji ki Haveli, Salim ji ki Haveli, Patwon ji ki Haveli, Desert National Park, Akal Wood Fossil Park, Gadi Sagar.
Excursions: Lodurva,Wood Fossil Park,Sam Sand Dunes, Desert National Park, Amar Sagar, Bada Bagh, Mool Sagar, Camel Safaries, Pokran, Barmer.
Reach - By Air: Jodhpur 285km is the convenient airport. By Rail:A good connection with major cities of the country through Jodhpur. By Road: A good network of roads joins Jaisalmer with many destination in and around Rajasthan.