A vision of a golden citadel rising out of the sands of the desert, Jaisalmer might be in the far west of the state of Rajasthan, but it’s certainly worth the journey. Within the walls, complete with 99 bastions, are a maze of streets full of shops and beautiful 18th and 19th century havelis (traditional mansions) surrounding a spectacular royal palace, all built from the same golden sandstone. This choice of material gives rise to Jaisalmer’s nickname, the ‘Golden City’. Amongst the bustling markets and bazaars, you’ll mix with the brightly garbed locals, whilst outside the city you can explore the desert, even taking a camel safari if you fancy! 

Jaisalmer at a Glance

We all enjoy a good fact or two - here are a few useful ones about Jaisalmer:

GMT +5.5
time difference
8.5 Hours
flight time
65 thousand
population
Jaisalmar
Fort
famous landmark
Panchdhari
ladoo
local food
winter
best time to visit

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Jaisalmer offers a wealth of wonderful sights and experiences. What better way to explore them than on a Wendy Wu tour?

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