About Jaisalmer

This ancient silk route town was founded in 1156 when Jaisal started to build this amazing Fort on top of a rocky hill.  It is a city of camels, desert, sand dunes, oases, wonderful tribal people with heavy silver jewellry, and hardy farmers growing crops enduring the scanty rainfall.   Jaisalmer is a city of carved golden sandstone havelies and palaces, beautiful gems of old Jain temples, busy brilliant Hindu temples.  The city is famous for its handicrafts and artwork in textiles, mirrorwork, patchwork, bedcovers, wooden toys, silver and gold jewellry.  See the steps, ghats, chattris and gateways on to a sparkling lake so you think the temples are floating on the water.  Ancient deserted villages in the desert, old temples so quiet and peaceful, step wells, Royal memorial chattris, lakes and oases… all for you to discover close to Jaisalmer.


Jaisalmer is a wonderful place to relax, to talk to the friendly locals, to enjoy shopping, sunrise or sunset places, pass a day or two with the camels on safari in the desert as has been done for hundreds of years, wander the streets admiring the carved balconies, tasting the delicious Rajasthani cuisine and the locally made icecream.