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How To Reach Jaisalmer From Jodhpur

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
Jodhpur to Jaisalmer -5.0 hours5.0 hours


Jaipur and Jodhpur are two of Rajasthan’s most prominent cities and especially so in terms of tourism. Jodhpur is the city nearest to Jaisalmer in terms of location and as such travellers tend to visit the the two one after the other. Despite it being the closest, Jodhpur is still a fair distance away from Jaisalmer but the road between the two is frequently travelled by visitors and locals alike. Thus how to reach Jaisalmer from Jodhpur is a straightforward proposition.

Jodhpur To Jaisalmer By Air: Jodhpur Airport happens to be the airport closest to Jaisalmer for commercial air travel. The two cities are not directly connected by air.

Jodhpur To Jaisalmer By Train: Jodhpur being the closest big city to Jaisalmer, there are plenty of trains that go from Jodhpur to Jaisalmer and vice versa. Incidentally, these two cities come as one after the other stops on the itinerary of the Palace on Wheels experience. This journey takes a little over 6 hours by train to complete and is a great option for those making the journey.

Jodhpur To Jaisalmer By Road: The distance of 290 kms is covered everyday by a number of buses. Jodhpur being the closest airport to Jaisalmer means that there are a number of developed options to take visitors to Jaisalmer from the city. State run buses, private buses, cabs, all are realistic options for those travelling by road. This becomes a 5 hour long journey by road and as such, it’s a cheap and convenient option to take.


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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.