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A Rendezvous With Jaisalmer
Ritco ToursJaisalmer, popularly known as the golden city, lies on the western border of India and is a fascinating tourist destination pulling visitors from various parts of the world. A major portion of this ancient city is a desert and the golden rays of the setting sun draw a breathtaking picture on the sands of Jaisalmer. The city is dotted with intricately wood and stone carved forts and mansions which speak of the glorious past and the fabulous wealth. Jaisalmer is a city of forts, havelis, and sand dunes with added attraction of camel safaris which are unique and one of their kind. The main attraction here is Jaisalmer Fort along with Jain Temple, Salim-Singh-ki-Haveli, Patwon-ki-Haveli, Gadsisar Sagar Tank, Bara Bagh, and Jaisalmer Culture Center. In conclusion its breathtaking beautiful scenery and extreme climate leaves a lasting impression on every mind.

Things You Can Do in Jaisalmer
» Sightseeing : Jaisalmer has numerous places of interest for you and every site you go to will give you a pleasant surprise.

» Shopping : Jaisalmer is famous for mirror work embroidered articles, woollen pattu and other items made of good quality locally produced wood, wooden boxes, trinkets, silver jewellery and curios. The main shopping areas are Sadar Bazaar and Sonaron Ka Bas, Manak Chowk, Pansari Bazaar. Also Rajasthani - Govt. shop for handicrafts and Khadi Gramodyog.

» Camel Safaris : When you are in Jaisalmer, it is difficult to resist the charm of a camel safari, the most interesting way to explore the desert around.

Sightseeing in Jaipur
» Jaisalmer Fort : The fort stands about 100 m over the city and in fact houses a citadel within its massive ramparts. Walk down the narrow cobbled stone lanes, and feel the sheer magic of Jaisalmer. The fort is approached through four gateways - Ganesh Pol, Suraj Pol, Akhaiya Pol and the Hava Pol.

» Jain Temple : Built in the 12th to 15th century, this group of fine Jain temples are located within the Jaisalmer Fort. They are beautifully carved and dedicated to Rikhabdevji, Parswanathji and Sambhavnathji.

» Havelis of Jaisalmer : The most exotic mansions or havelis, all intricately latticed, are stretched all over Jaisalmer, each with a different facade. Patwon Ki Haveli, Nathmalji-Ki-Haveli and Salim Singh-ki-Haveli are some of the havelis which are worth visiting.

Excursion from Jaisalmer
Ritco ToursTo add thrill to your visit to Jaisalmer you can visit nearby places like Lodurva( 16 km) is an important Jain pilgrimage, Wood Fossil Park, Aakal (17 km) takes one back to Jurassic period with 180 million year old fossils. The other destinations worth visiting are Khuri(40 km), a desert village, Aman Sagar (5 km) and Bada Bagh (6 km).

Most Ideal Time to Visit Jaipur
Since Jaisalmer lies in the heart of the great Thar Desert, it has a typical desert climatic conditions. During summers, the temperature rises to a maximum of 46 degrees C and minimum of 35.4 degrees C. During winters, the maximum temperature reaches up to 14 degrees C and lowest temperature falls to 1 degree C.

Looking at the climatic conditions of the city, the best time to visit Jaisalmer is between October & March.

Getting There
» By Air : The Jaisalmer airport is 5 km from the city center. Jagson Airlines have just begun their operations to the city which connects it with a tri-weekly flight to Delhi, Jaipur and Jodhpur. Direct flights of Indian Airlines (Alliance Airways) also connect the city to Delhi, Jaipur and Jodhpur.

» By Trains : Jaisalmer railway station is just off national highway to Bikaner about 2 km from the city center. There are now direct express trains which connect the city with Delhi, Jaipur and Jodhpur. Besides this, it is well connected by trains to other major cities of the country by a meter gauge line.

» By Road : A good network of roads joins Jaisalmer with Jodhpur and many other destinations in and around Rajasthan. National highway no: 15 connects Jaisalmer with cities like Sri Ganganagar, Bikaner, Jaisalmer and Barmer. Some major destinations are - Jodhpur (285 km), Bikaner via Pokhran (330 km), and Barmer via Devikot (153 km). Rajasthan Roadways buses connect Jaisalmer with important towns of Rajasthan and deluxe coaches depart for Jaipur in the evening.

» Private Vehicles : You can contact us for this, as we are well established with an extensive number of cars and coaches for the tourists from all over. Our collection of cars and coaches include all luxury, deluxe and economy categories, just pick the one which is most suitable for you.

Anchoring in Jaisalmer
Ritco ToursJaisalmer, a golden city, evokes a vivid picture of sheer magic and brilliance of the desert. The city is dotted with splendid forts and havelis, built by the wealthy merchants of the past, and till date these are a major source of attraction for the tourists. Besides these, the camel safari, a unique feature of the place, presents an out of the world experience sought after by the visitors from far off lands. This mesmerising city is easily accessible from various parts of the country via all modes of transport. On reaching the city, one can easily move around as there is decent means of public transport comprising of taxis and auto rickshaws.

In your voyage to Jaisalmer we offer the best range of cars and coaches to make your tour in and around the city not only luxurious but one to be cherished for ever. So book with us either at the Jaisalmer railway station or at the Jaisalmer airport and give us a chance to serve you.

Numerous hotels in various categories are available here. You can pick from deluxe, standard and budget hotels, as per you requirements.

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