Jaisalmer

Updated, Dec 2023

City

Discover the allure of Jaisalmer, a mesmerizing gem in the heart of the Thar Desert. Known as the “Golden City,” its sandstone architecture gleams in the sun, creating a picturesque landscape. Explore the historical Jaisalmer Fort, an iconic structure with captivating stories etched in its honey-hued walls. Wander through the narrow alleys adorned with intricately carved havelis, such as the Patwon Ki Haveli, showcasing the rich craftsmanship of yesteryears. As the sun sets, immerse yourself in the magical ambiance of folk music, and head to the Sam Sand Dunes for a celestial desert experience. Jaisalmer, a golden mirage waiting to enchant both history enthusiasts and wanderers alike.




Getting In & Around

Getting in

Jaisalmer Airport
Distance to City Center: 15 km, Tuk-Tuks (Auto Rickshaws): Typically, Tuk-Tuk fares are distance-based. Expect to pay around ₹150 to ₹300 for a Tuk-Tuk ride from the airport to the city center.
Taxi: Taxis are available, and the cost may vary. On average, taxi fares can range from ₹500 to ₹800. It’s advisable to check whether they are metered or prepaid, and clarify the fare before starting the journey.

Jaipur Junction Railway Station 

Auto Rickshaw (Tuk-Tuk): Cost: Auto rickshaws are a popular and economical choice. The cost typically ranges from ₹50 to ₹150, depending on the distance and negotiation skills.
Taxi: Taxis are available at the railway station. Prices may vary, but the approximate cost is between ₹200 to ₹500, depending on factors such as distance and type of taxi.
Cycle Rickshaw: For short distances, you may find cycle rickshaws. The cost is usually lower, ranging from ₹20 to ₹50.
Public Transport: Public buses are a budget-friendly option, with fares ranging from ₹10 to ₹50. However, availability and frequency may vary.

Getting around

Public Transport
Explore Jaisalmer’s diverse public transport, from budget-friendly buses (₹10-₹50) to the vibrant auto rickshaws (₹20-₹150) negotiating the city’s colorful streets. Cycle rickshaws offer charming short rides (₹10-₹50), while private taxis provide convenience (₹200-₹500). For a distinctive adventure, delve into the desert on a camel safari, ranging from ₹500 for a short ride to ₹5,000 for an immersive experience. Prices are approximate and may vary, so it’s wise to confirm fares before embarking on your Jaisalmer journey.

Bargaining with Taxi and Tuk-Tuk Drivers: It’s common for taxi and Tuk-Tuk drivers to negotiate fares, especially with tourists. While not all may ask for excessive amounts, it’s advisable to clarify the fare beforehand and consider using prepaid services at the airport to avoid any discrepancies.

Please note that prices and services may have changed, so it’s recommended to verify this information from local sources or the airport authorities for the most accurate and up-to-date details.

Piazza Duomo



See & Do

Piazza Duomo




Activities