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Best Time To Visit Jaisalmer

Explore the paradise of desert and its magnificent architectural marvels in the Golden City of Jaisalmer
Jaisalmer Tourism

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Best Time To Visit Jaisalmer

Plan your trip during best season to experience the best of this stunning destination

Jaisalmer is known for being out in the desert and a lot of the things you can do in Jaisalmer are based on it. Tourists from around the world come to enjoy the city and it is famous for camel safaris through the sand. However, being near the desert means that the climate is always extreme, with temperatures being really high and really low at different times. Here is a guide to what the seasons and months are like throughout the year to give you an idea of when the best time to visit Jaisalmer is.

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Climate in Jaisalmer

Summer Season in Jaisalmer

April-August: These months make up the summer in Jaisalmer and it is incredibly hot during this particular season in Jaisalmer. However, because of the extreme climate, this is the best time to visit Jaisalmer for budget travelers, as hotels in and around Jaisalmer provide great discounts during the off season. For tourists traveling to Jaisalmer during this time, it is extremely important to pack light and cotton clothes, and a healthy amount of sunscreen. With temperatures regularly fluctuating around 40-degree Celsius during the day, it is easy to imagine why summer in Jaisalmer is not too popular among visitors.

 

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Monsoon Season in Jaisalmer

September-October - The monsoon in Jaisalmer is a relatively short season. The rainfall that this region receives is sparse and even in some of those days, it doesn't rain. Also, after the first few showers of rain, it adds humidity to the already hot climate. It is hard to imagine anything topping summer in Jaisalmer in terms of temperature, but the heat only gets worse to deal with when humidity is added to it. It should be noted though, that October is when the season changes and everything starts cooling down.<readmore> This also heralds the start of the tourist season again. Tourists can take a gamble and visit right before the season begins towards the end of October as there is a chance that they might get good weather without the crowd that it is usually accompanied by.

 

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Winter Season in Jaisalmer

November-March: The months between November and March are the winter months in Jaisalmer and this can be described as the ideal time to visit Jaisalmer. All the desert related activities and sights can be best enjoyed during these months as the weather is downright pleasant. With a maximum of 24-degree Celsius and a minimum of 5-degree Celsius, the winter season is pretty enjoyable, although it can get a little too cold sometimes. Winter season in Jaisalmer is also the best time to visit for couples on their honeymoon. There are not many experiences that feel as romantic as camping under a starry sky. The cold weather makes it ideal for a cozy vacation spent together enjoying the destination and a partner’s company. The Desert Festival is also during the month of February, usually, making Jaisalmer in winter a delight to visit. Due to all of these things though, Jaisalmer is thick with tourists at this time and everything is just that little more expensive.

 

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What is the best way to get to Jaisalmer?

The best way to reach Jaisalmer is by train, as the train station is connected to most major cities in the country. The airport in Jaisalmer is a military airport and thus only accepts chartered flights. If coming by air, the closest airport is in Jodhpur from where you can take a cab. If driving from Delhi, taking a stop in Jaipur or Ajmer is recommended.

What are options for luxury in Jaisalmer?

Jaisalmer has a number of luxury options to offer tourists looking to have a really special experience. There a fw 5 star hotels and resorts in and around Jaisalmer. There is also The Serai Luxury Desert Camp among the dunes with all the luxuries that one can imagine. The Palace on Wheels Rajasthan tour also spends a day in Jaisalmer.

Are there any religious or holy places near Jaisalmer?

 Jaisalmer has an abundance of temples that are fairly ancient and known fo their carvings and sculptures. It is home to the very big Jain temples constructed in the 12th century. Also famous is the Tanot Mata temple, some 2 hours away, which is unique as it is said that during the 1965 war with Pakistan, enemy troops dropped a number of bombs on the temple yet all of them missed the target.

What should the budget for a trip to Jaisalmer be while backpacking?

Backpacking budgets are usually not that large as convenience gives way to luxury. Jaisalmer has a number of hostels available with beds on rent for people to stay starting as low as Rs. 300 a night. The cost of the sightseeing and relatively cheap food combined, a backpacker can see everything that Jaisalmer has to offer in roughly Rs. 2000- Rs. 2500.

Are there any festivals in Jaisalmer across the year?

The Desert Festival takes place in Jaisalmer's sand dunes every year in the month of February 3 days before the full moon. It is celebrated in remembrance of a prophecy having come true with the establishment of the kingdom of Rawal Jaiswal in the 12th Century. It is a festival full of color with a lot of different camel related activities like camel polo and camel races taking place among other activities. It lasts for three days.