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How To Reach Jaisalmer From Delhi

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
New Delhi to Jaisalmer 10.0 hours12.0 hours17.0 hours

How To Reach Jaisalmer From Delhi

Perhaps one of Rajasthan’s most iconic cities, Jaisalmer attracts tourists from across the world and the country as well. The national capital of Delhi being so close to Rajasthan, people from the capital visit this majestic state fairly often. Jaisalmer is a must on this list of cities to visit in Rajasthan and as such, knowing how to reach Jaisalmer from Delhi is necessary knowledge for everyone.

Delhi To Jaisalmer By Air: The airport in Jaisalmer is a military airport and as such, there are no commercial flights connecting it to Delhi. Therefore, there is no direct way to get from Delhi to Jaisalmer by air. The nearest airport to Jaisalmer is the Jodhpur airport which is about 290 kms from Jaisalmer and connected by both train and road.

Delhi To Jaisalmer By Train: Delhi and Jaisalmer are directly connected by train. It is a 780 kms journey and takes about 17 hours to complete by train. There are 4 trains that go from Delhi to Jaisalmer and at least 1 train is available everyday. The unique "Palace on Wheels" luxury train also leaves from Delhi and includes Jaisalmer in the itinerary.

Delhi To Jaisalmer By Road: The distance between Delhi and Jaisalmer is about 780 kms and this makes it a doable, if not a little inconvenient, trip by road. The entire journey does not take longer than 15 hours but it still a good idea to make it a 1 stop road trip. Two of the three routes go through Bikaner on to Jaisalmer while the other does not pass through any major cities instead going through towns like Neemraha and Nagaur.


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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.