Jaisalmer India, nicknamed “The Golden city”, is a town in theIndian State of Rajasthan. It is located 575 kilometres (357 mi) west of the state capital Jaipur. It is a World Heritage Sight. It was once known as Jaisalmer State. The town stands on a ridge of yellowish sandstone, crowned by a fort, which contains the palace and several ornate Jain temples. Many of the houses and temples are finely sculptured. It lies in the heart of the Thar Desret(great Indian desert) and has a population of about 78,000. It is the administrative headquarters of Jaisalmer District.
District Jaisalmer India is located within a rectangle lying between 26°.4’–28°.23′ North parallel and 69°.20’–72°.42′ east meridians. It is the largest district of Rajasthan and one of the largest in the country. The breadth (East-West) of the district is 270 km (170 mi) and the length (North-South) is 186 km (116 mi). On the present map, district Jaisalmer is bounded on the north by bIkaner, on the west & south-west by the Pakistani border, on the south by Barmer and Jodhpur, and on the east by Jodhpur and Bikaner Districts. The length of international border attached to District JAISALMER is 471 km (293 mi).
While Jaisalmer India may always have been remote, it is filled with many artistic structures and monuments of local historical importance. Jaisalmer’s medieval mud fortress and walled township make it a popular tourist destination. The surrounding desolate landscape evidences a stark, austere beauty. Camel safaris through the nearby desert dunes are popular with tourists; competition for business is fierce. Prices range wildly and one has to bargain for everything, hotel rates included. Jaisalmer is known for huge mark-ups which range between 400% to 500% depending on the product. So buying shawls, carpets, jewelry etc. can be a very time consuming and nerve rattling experience. A few quiet days spent wandering around the town and the surrounding desert can be a wonderful way of unwinding from the chaos of larger Indian cities.
The places to visit in Jaisalmer India are Jaisalmer ford, Bara Bagh, Salim singh ki Haweli, Gadsisar lake, The THar Heritage Meuseum, The Khaba Fort etc