Travel Information

Jaisalmer of Rajasthan is situated in the very heart of Rajasthan and a popular tourist destination of Rajasthan. Being part of the Desert Triangle of Rajasthan and the venue of Desert Festival, the place is accessible by rail, road and air and has tourist accommodation ranging from high budget to low budget. The city is also covered by the "Palace on Wheels" a train-cum-road package, which needs no description. This place too witnesses large flow of tourist traffic in winters.

Distances of important cities from Jaisalmer: New Delhi (921 km), Jaipur (620 km), Mumbai (1177 km), Ahmadabad (626 km).

Though Jaisalmer of Rajasthan is not directly connected to Airways as such, Jodhpur airport of Rajasthan is 285 Km away. Jodhpur of Rajasthan is connected to all the major metros of India by government owned as well as private airlines. From Jodhpur you can hire Cabs or take a train journey according to your wish and preference.

Jaisalmer of Rajasthan is connected to major cities of India through broad gauge railway tracks. Direct trains from Jaisalmer are available to Jodhpur, Delhi, Bikaner. You can also travel to Jaisalmer by Palace on Wheels.

Jaisalmer is well connected to the rest of state by well-maintained roads. Due to its proximity to Indo-Pak boarder, special emphasis is given on its maintenance. Deluxe & Ordinary buses of Rajasthan Roadways & Private companies operate from Jaisalmer to Jodhpur, Jaipur, Bikaner, Barmer, Mount Abu, Jalore, Ahmedabad, etc.

Local transportation General transportation in Jaisalmer of Rajasthan consists of auto rickshaw and bicycles because these are good means to get around. Auto rickshaw is a cheap mode of transportation but drivers might not be friendly all the times. It is recommended to take rickshaw when you take congested roads in order to avoid bottlenecks.