Situated close to the Pakistan Border, Jaisalmer, the Golden City is a major tourist spot owing to its proximity to the Thar Desert and the Sonar Quila.
The city is known for Desert Safari and its Jaisalmer Fort, which is a living fort and is also known as the Golden Fort. Inside the fort area, one can find hotels, shops and old and majestic havelis. Jaisalmer attracts a lot of tourists for its desert camel safari. There are a lot of sand dunes in the Jaisalmer and Khuri village, located around 45km from Jaisalmer is famous for such dunes. There are a lot of hotels near such dunes which provides various cultural activities including music and dancing as part of the camel safari package. Ragasthan, a music festival, typically held in the 2nd week of February is also hosted near the Khuri sand dunes. If you are also looking to do camel safari, it is advisable to book or contact a local tour operator in advance
Directions by road from the nearest airport
Closest By Air
310 Kms 6 hours
580 Kms 9 hours
Closest By Rail
15 Kms 45 mins
Closest By Road
4 Kms 15 mins
560 Kms 9 hours
540 Kms 9 hours
Here, you will find all kinds of accommodation facilities. Lavish places as well as those that will suit your budget.
Add just a tiny hint of rich non-vegetarian food in a typical Rajasthani cuisine and subtle influences of North India, and the rich and mouth watering menu that you will get will be Jaisalmer’s cuisine. Murgh-e-subz is a chicken delicacy that you must not miss while in Jaisalmer. Along with this are other non-vegetarian preparations such as Tikkas and kebabs. Other than these Ker Sangri, Banon Aloo and Kadi Pakora are popular and almost define the food here.
Chandan Shree Restaurant
7 AM – 11 PM
INR 120 -200
This restaurant reminds one of a busy mess or canteen. Tasty and spicy, South Indian, Gujarati, Rajasthani, Punjabi and Bengali dishes are served here.
MDR53, Police Line, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India
Kanchan Shree Ice Cream
9 AM – 10 PM
Have some fresh homemade lassis and ice-creams in numerous flavors from Kanchan’s.
Gadisar Road, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India
Desert Boy’s Dhani
11AM-4PM & 7PM-11PM
Pure Indian vegetarian food is served in this walled garden restaurant, spread under a big tree. Set up in a typical Rajasthani setting with Rajasthani music and dances being performed from 8 pm to 10 pm daily, this restaurant makes for a great place to chill out with one’s family
Near Nagar Palika, Jaisalmer
In the courtyards of heritage and history of Jaisalmer, Jaisal Italy provides the perfect experience of some authentic Italian food. It’s a beautiful place to relax and enjoy international cuisines during the course of your Jaisalmer trip.
Aakhe Pol,Fort First Gate,Gopa Chowk,Fort Rd,Khejer Para,Amar Sagar Pol,Jaisalmer,Rajasthan 345001
A feel of home-made food can be relished here. A very simple ambience and delicious food is offered here at reasonable prices.
Aasani Road, Near Salam SinghÊ
Dhanraj Bhatia Sweets
Bhatia Market has been serving the city for more than 10 generations now. A very renowned and reputed sweet shop, it offers different kinds of sweet Ladoos and creamy milk Lassi to start your day with. Kachoris, Jalebis and Poha are the favorites here.
Town Centre, Bhatia Market, Jaisalmer
A neat, little restaurant near to the Gandhi Chowk, Trio provides a great scenic view to its visitors. A multi-cuisine restaurant, it has great food with some really authentic flavors. Traditional musicians perform in the evenings, complimenting the ambience and the great fort view.
Mandir Palace,Gandhi Chowk,Near Bank of Baroda,Jaisalmer, Rajasthan 345001
Autos and tongas are the most widely used mode of transport within the city. Rickshaw pullers might not be as friendly as you would expect them to be, but it’s the best way to beat the bottle necks in the city. Bikes are available on rent too.