The literal meaning of Jaisalmer is “The Hill Fort of Jaisal”. But due to yellowish-golden tinge produced by the yellow sand and yellow sandstone used everywhere in the city, it is sometimes called as the “Golden City of India”. The city stands on a ridge of standstone, against the backdrop of an astonishing fort.
The city is adorned with many beautiful Jain temples like The Parshwanath Temple, Shantinath Temple, Rishabdev Temple, and Chandraprabhu Temple. The city houses some of the oldest libraries containing rarest of artefacts and manuscripts. A number of pilgrimage centres surround the city.
Each year, the desert festival is celebrated for three days. The festival time is one of the best time to visit and enjoy rare performing arts like Kalebelia dance & local folk songs and music.
Country - India
Visa Requirements - Visa is required
Languages Spoken - Hindi & English
Currency Used - Indian Rupee (INR)
Area (km2) - 38,401