By Air: Jaisalmer has an airport located 5 kms from the city center. Air services are likely to start from this season. However, it is managed by the Indian Air Force and is operational only from September to March. Jodhpur airport, at a distance of 295 kms is also a better option. Delhi is the nearest major International Airport.
By Train: Jaisalmer is well connected by Train to Jodhpur and other major cities of India including Agra, Jaipur, New Delhi and Mumbai.
By Road: Jaisalmer has a good network of roads and is well connected to Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Bikaner and other major cities of India. Deluxe bus service is available from all major cities. Taxi service to Jaisalmer is also available from Delhi, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner and Udaipur. The driving time to Jaisalmer is as follows:
|Delhi||Jaisalmer||793 kms||15 Hrs|
|Jaipur||Jaisalmer||535 kms||11 Hrs|
|Bikaner||Jaisalmer||320 Kms||5 Hrs|
|Jodhpur||Jaisalmer||295 Kms||4 Hrs|
|Jaisalmer||Sam||40 kms||30 Mins.|
A. Oasis India Camps is 40 kms away from the Jaisalmer Railway Station. We can arrange transport facility on request. Please Call us on +91-982 931 1444 or email us your arrival details at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org and we will organize your pickup.
A. Jaisalmer can be reached by any of the 3 means given below:
By Air: Air services are likely to start from this season.
By Train: There are 2 trains from Jodhpur to Jaisalmer, one early morning and the other late night. Please Contact IRCTC for details.
By Road: The best way to reach jaislamer from Jodhpur is by road. The road to Jaisalmer is a very good defense road and it takes approximately 4 Hrs to reach Jaisalmer. You can drive in your own private car or hire a taxi in Jodhpur. Convenient Bus service is also available every half an hour from Bombay Motors Crossing in Jodhpur. The Buses are mostly private sleeper coaches.
A. Distance between Delhi to Jaisalmer is 793 kms. You have to take NH 8 which is a very good four-lane toll highway. The drive from Delhi to Jaisalmer takes approximately 15 hours by car. The distance between Delhi and Jaipur is 260 kms and takes less than 4 hours to get to Jaipur. A good place to halt for a break on this highway is the Rajasthan Tourism run RTDC Midway at Behror (about half way between Delhi and Jaipur). From Jaipur you have to head for Jodhpur via Ajmer Bypass and Beawar. At Beawar change to NH 114 toward Bar. At Bar go onto NH 112 towards Jodhpur. Jodhpur to Jaisalmer (see the answer to the above question).
A. The famous Sam Sand dunes are located 45 kms west of Jaisalmer, and are very well connected by a black top Defense Road. Oasis India Camps is ideally located opposite the dunes just by the road side. 24 hrs Taxi service is available from Jaisalmer to Sam.
A. The best period for a visit to the desert is between October to February. A large number of tourists visit the camp during the season, especially during Diwali, Christams/New-Year break and The Desert Festival. The main attractions are the famous shifting sand dunes, stay in the tents, campfire, folk music and dance, Camel/Camel Cart/Jeep Safari.
A. Places of interests in Jaisalmer
(a) Jaisalmer Fort : Jaisalmer Fort is also known as "Sonar Quila" because of its golden yellow color. The fort is made of soft yellow Jurassic sandstone. It has five interconnected palaces with four gateways like Akhaiyal, Ganesh Pol, Suraj Pol and Hava Pol.
(b) Jain Temples : The fort of Jaisalmer has three exquisitely carved Jain Temples. These were built in 1509 with fine Jurassic sandstone. They are dedicated to the Jain Tirthankaras-Rikhabdevji and Sambhavnathji. There is also a Gyan Bhandar or Library inside this temple where some of the oldest manuscripts of India are kept.
(c) Gadisar Lake : The Gadisar Lake was once the source of water supply to the Jaisalmer city. There are many small temples and shrines around it. Tourists can enjoy boating here. The small museum here displays the folk art.
(d) Nathmal ji ki Haveli : Two architect brothers built this haveli in the 19th century. This was earmarked as the Prime Minister's house. Interestingly, while one brother concentrated on the right, the other concentrated on the left. The result is a symphony epitomizing the side by side symmetry during construction.
(e) Patwon ki Haveli : This is one of the largest and most elaborate Haveli in Jaisalmer and stands in a narrow lane. Exquisitely and intricately carved, this Haveli is five storeys high and a very popular tourist attraction because of its carvings.
B. Places of interests around Jaisalmer
(a) Ludurva Jain Temple : This is a famous Jain Temple located approximately 7 kms from Jaisalmer and 500 m off the Jaisalmer Sam road.
(b) Kuldhara : Khuldhara is a very famous heritage village in Ruins 11 kms from Jaisalmer and, 5 Kms away from the Jaisalmer Sam Road. Many Movies have been shot in this location.
(c) Bara Bagh : Bara Bagh Royal Synotaphs are located approximately 4 kms on Jaislamer-Ramgarh Road. These “Chatris” were constructed centuries ago in the memory of members of the royal families who passed away.
(d) Desert National Park : 10 kms it is same per the great Indian bustard.
(e) Khaba Fort: Khaba fort is a small fort 10 Kms off the Jaisalmer-Sam road, approximately 35 kms from Jaisalmer. This Picturesque fort overlooks another heritage village in Ruins. Many movies have been shot in this location also.
(f) Fossil Park : Fossil Park is located approximately 8 kms on the Jaisalmer Barmer Road. There are many wood fossils displayed here.
(g) Indira Gandhi Canal : The Indira Gandhi Canal is the longest canal in India and the largest irrigation project in the world. The Indira Gandhi Canal is 649 km long and consists of Rajasthan feeder canals and Rajasthan main canal and runs through 167 km in Punjab and Haryana and remaining 492 km in Rajasthan. The canal is one of the project of the Green revolution in India and also runs through The Great Thar Desert.