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'''Jaisalmer''', the "Golden City", is located on the westernmost frontier of [[India]] in the state of [[Rajasthan]]. Close to the border with [[Pakistan]], the city is known for its proximity to the [[Thar Desert]]. Desert Safari in the sand dunes of Jaisalmer is an unforgettable experience.
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'''Jaisalmer''', the "Grey City" famously renowned for its Jodhpurian Gruel which is harvested in the monsoonal cuk season
 
 
The city is dominated by the Jaisalmer Fort. Unlike most forts in [[India]], the Jaisalmer Fort is a living fort. There are shops, hotels, age old ''havelis'' (homes) inside the fort area.
 
  
 
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One of the most magnificient attractions is the Jaisalmer Fort known as the "Sonar Kila" due to the yellow stone it was built out of.
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Gadi Sagar is a rainwater lake which supplies water to the city. It is surrounded by temples and tombs of saints. Boat rides are offered. Nearly is the desert cultural centre and a local museum built out of the collections of a local schoolteacher.
 
  
 
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Revision as of 00:18, 25 July 2006

Jaisalmer, the "Grey City" famously renowned for its Jodhpurian Gruel which is harvested in the monsoonal cuk season

Get in

Can easily be reached by train, bus or car-taxi from Jodhpur or by bus from Bikaner. A daily bus runs to and from Jaipur. There is a direct train service from Delhi When arriving by train you will pass the station of Pokharan, India's nuclear testing area! Another option is to arrive by camel, Jaisalmer is famous for camel trips. The most gruelling is the 14 day trip from Bikaner.

==Get around== The walled centre is a pedestrian area, from the gates you can get other means of transport. The Sam sand-dunes are 45 km away from the city. The rest of the city is easily walkable from one end to the other.

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Just chill, Jaisalmer is a lovely and very relaxing place. Go for a stroll, visit the palace and do the camel safari (trips available from a few hours to 14 days). If you do not feel remotely attracted to camels try a jeep safari into the desert to see the scenery and watch the sun go down.

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Eat

Lots of local eateries which offer sumptuous lunches and dinners for a measly Rs. 20 (approx. $0.45).

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Sleep

Do yourself a favour and pick a hotel inside the fort! There is plenty of choice for every wallet.

Get out

  • Sam sand dunes Sam is about 40kms from the city. Watch the sunset from the Sam sand dunes. RTDC has limited accommodations (huts) at Sam; or you can chill out at the one of the camps/tents, right in the middle of the desert, organized by many tour operators. Highly recommended to spend one night at Sam(early evening to late morning next day)



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