Wednesday, June 10, 2009

JAISALMER ( The Golden City )

General information:

Famous as         :   The Land of Sand, The Golden City
Location            :   West Rajasthan ( 26.92° N and 70.9°E) near the
                                 border of India and Pakistan 285 km from
                                 Jodhpur
Temperature    :  Summer -25°C – 45.6°C,
                                 Winter- 23.6° C- 4.9°C ,
                                 Rainy Season – very humid (July-                                  mid September) , 15 cm per year
Clothing             :  Summer – Light cotton clothes,
                                 Winter – Woolens
Language          :   Rajasthani, Hindi, English
Spoken
Best Season       :   October to February
to Visit

Access:
By air                      :   Connected by air to Aurangabad (via Jodhpur
                                     and Jaipur)
By Train                :   Connected by train service to Jodhpur and
                                     Delhi
By road                  :   Jaisalmer is well connected by road with major
                                     cities of India (as Jodhpur, Jaipur, Bikaner,
                                     Barmer, Anhmedabad etc.)
Private companies also operate the tour through road.

Visit:
Places to see:
         Sonar Killa famous as Golden Fort (Jaisalmer Fort),
        Tazia Tower, Jain Temples,
         Rishabdevji temple, Gyan Bhandar(Library), Manak
        chowk, Havelies, Patwon Ki Haveli, Gadsisar Lake,
         Museums (Government museum and folk museum)
         Ramdevra, Pokaran, Barmer.

Excursion:
        Badabag (Garden), Amar Sagar, Khuri Sand Dunes, Lodurva
             Wood Fossil Park
        Kuldhara - Here the remains of hundreds of year old town
                           could be seen.
        Sam Sand Dunes – The sunset and Camal Safari are special
                                    features
        Sudhasari – It’s a Desert National Park where the wild life                            including famous Great Indian Bustard
                           can be seen.
        Akal Wood Fossils Park - about 180 years old wood fossils.


Shopping:
  Famous articles-
              -   Silver Jewellery, Rajasthani mirror work, hand woven
                  blankets/shawls,
              -   antique articles, oil lamps,
              -   Embroidery work, traditional rugs.
  Shopping Places
                Sadar Bazar, Manak Chowk, Sonaron Ka Bass,
                Rajasthani Government shop, Khadi Gramuddyog,
               Moti Seema Gram,

Fairs and Festivals:
Desert Festival -(late January – Mid February according to
                         lunar calender)

This festival is the major attraction of Jaisalmer. Tourists from all over the world are lured towards the golden city to enjoy this colourful spectacle of music and festivity. The desert city rejoices along with the Rhythmic dances-Ghoomar, Gangaur, Gair Dhap, Moria, Chari,Terahtal. This festival coincides with the full moon in February. The grand finale is a trip to Sam Sand Dunes where one can enjoy the music and dance performances on the dunes.
               Special ‘Tourist Village’ is set up at this time by the Rajasthan Tourist Development.

    -: Gangaur ( March- April)

Accomodation:

Resort :       Rajwansh Resorts

Luxury :
         Gorband palace Sam Road
         Heritage Inn. Sam Road
         Narayan Niwas , Himmat Garh Palace Hotel,
         Deoki Niwas, Fort Rajawada
         Hotel Rang Mahal,
         Hotel Mahadev Palace.
         Jawahar Niwas Palace (Bada Bagh Road)

Moderate :
         Hotel Rawat Kot,
         Hotel Nachana Haveli.
         Hotel Mandir Palace,.
         Narayan Niwas Palace Hotel

Budget :
         Hotel Dhola Maru, Hotel Sona,
         Gangaur, Hotel Deoki Niwas Palace
         Rawal, Hotel Jaisal Castle, Rd
         Hotel Panihari, Swastika.

RTDC Hotels :

         Moomal Tourist Bungalow,
         Moomal Tourist Bungalow,
         Godawan Midwa (Pokaran)

Restaurants :
         Bikaner(Only Veg.)
         Chandan Shri(Veg.)
         Natraj(Veg.)
         Kalpana ( Veg. & Non Veg.)
         Sky Room ( Veg. Non Veg.)
         Top Deck ( Veg & Non Veg)

Recreation:
Camel Safari/ Desert Trekking:
       Camels are available for short joy rides at Sand dunes.
        Camel Safari and desert trekking (1-10 days) programs
        are also organized by travel agents.

Jaisalmer is the world famous city of Rajasthan. A number of tourists arrive here every year to view the golden beauty. Jaisalmer still retains the medieval mystic and charm; the narrow bazaar lanes offer a unique shopping experience.

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