Jaisalmer, named after Maharawal Jaisal Singh is a small town in Rajasthan, and is dubbed ‘The Golden City’. It is located in the middle of the Thar Desert and is famous for the several temples and forts in and around the town. It gets its epithet from the yellow sand and sandstone that has been used used in the architecture of this area. It has a very rich Jain heritage, and there are many popular Jain temples in this town.
Places to Stay
Jaisalmer is a very popular tourist destination and thus has several good hotels. BRYS Fort Jaisalmer (Tariff – Rs. 5000), Chandra Nivas (Tariff – Rs. 1000) are some of the well known hotels.
The official language of Jaisalmer is Hindi. Rajasthani is also spoken by the locals.
The most important event of Jaisalmer is the Desert Festival which is held in January or February. The best time to visit Jaisalmer is early in the year due to the climate.
Places of Interest
There are several places to visit including Jaisalmer Fort, pilgrimage centres like Lodarva, Amarsagar and Pokharan, Gadsisar Lake, Desert National Park, Sam Sand Dunes, Lanela, Akal Wood Fossil Park and Desert Culture Centre and Museum.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Jaisalmer is at Jodhpur (300 km).
Jaisalmer has its own railway station, and The Palace on Wheels has a designated stop there. Trains from Jaisalmer Railway Station are connected to Delhi, Jodhpur and Jaipur among other destinations.
There are daily bus services to Jodhpur, Jaipur, Ahmedabad and Bikaner. The most popular bus service is the Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation. Private operators are also available. Get discount coupons for bus tickets to your favourite holiday destination by logging on to travel websites like Ticketgoose.com.
A town in Rajasthan, Nathdwarais located in the Aravalli hills, on the banks of the Banas River. This town is famous for its temple of Krishna which houses the14th-century idol of Shrinathji. Set amid idyllic hillsNathdwaraitself is popularly referred to as ‘Shrinathji’. The shrine in this town was built in the 17th century. The town is also well-known for its 'pichhwai' paintings, handmade terracottas, ivory articles and milk-made sweets.
Places to Stay
There are a good number of hotels in Nathdwara. Tourists visiting the place can stay at Vrinda Hotel (Tariff-Rs.1000 onwards) and Hotel Shrinath Inn (Tariff-750)
Holi, Diwali and Janmashtmi,Annakutta are major festivals in this town
Rajasthani is the local language here.
Places to Visit
The Shrinathji temple in the heart of town is the place to visit here.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Udaipur(56kms)
The nearest railway station is the Mavli Junction (28kms)
Nathdwara Bus Stand and Nathuwas Bus Stoprun regular bus service to neighbouring towns and villages. There are a great number of bus operators like Shrinath Travel Agency, Parshwanath Travel Pvt. Ltd, Eagle L.K. Travels and Vishwakarma Tour andTravels that offer travellers regular bus services to and from the town. Make use of a Volvo bus service when you are travelling anywhere in India and travel in comfort.