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How To Reach Jaisalmer From Jaipur

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

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Sep - Mar



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2-3 Days

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How To Reach Jaisalmer

From-To Distance By Air By Train By Road
Jaipur to Jaisalmer 20.0 hours11.0 hours12.0 hours


Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan apart from also being one the most visited cities in the state. This means that it is well connected to the rest of the state, including the distant city of Jaisalmer. Jaisalmer and Jaipur both are integral parts of the itineraries of those visiting Rajasthan and even those from Jaipur often visit the Golden City of Jaisalmer. When it comes to how to reach Jaisalmer from Jaipur, travellers have the assurance of convenience.

Jaipur To Jaisalmer By Air: Though Jaipur has a fully functional international airport, Jaisalmer does not. This means that these two cities are not directly connected by air. There are flights from Jaipur to Jodhpur, which is technically the airport nearest to Jaisalmer, however this doesn’t achieve much in terms of convenience or price.

Jaipur To Jaisalmer By Train: Being the capital of the state, Jaipur is well connected to most of Rajasthan, especially big cities like Jaisalmer. There are a number of trains everyday that go from Jaipur to Jaisalmer and this is a fairly safe and cheap option as well. The train takes about 12 hours to reach from Jaipur to Jaisalmer.

Jaipur To Jaisalmer By Road: Jaisalmer is at a distance of around 560 kms from Jaisalmer and this distance can easily be traversed by road. There are inter-state buses that go from Jaipur to Jaisalmer quite frequently. There are many options when it comes to buses. Driving to Jaisalmer from Jaipur can be a fun road trip as well and the route takes travellers through rural Rajasthan providing great perspective and beauty in equal measure. This journey takes about 9 and a half hours by road.


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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.