Hotels in Jaisalmer

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Samsara Luxury Resort Camp Dechu

Address: 115 Km Milestone Post-Dechu, Jodhpur Jaisalmer Highway, Dechhu, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342314 India.

10750**From/Per night

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Suryagarh Jaisalmer

Address: Kahala Phata, Sam Road, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan 345001 India.

12250**From/Per night

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Jaisalmer Marriott Resort and Spa

Address: Sam - Road, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan 345001 India.

11500*From/Per night

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The Gateway Hotel Rawalkot Jaisalmer

Address: Jodhpur-Jaisalmer Road, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan 345001 India.

4900**From/Per night

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Jaisalkot, Jaisalmer

Address: Kuldhara Turn, Off Sam Road, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan 345001 India.

10000**From/Per night

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Mandir Palace Jaisalmer

Address: Sadar Bazar, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan India.

7000**From/Per night

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Fort Rajwada Jaisalmer

Address: No.1, Hotel Complex, Jodhpur Barmer Link Road, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan 345001 India.

5000**From/Per night

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Rang Mahal Jaisalmer

Address: 5, Hotel Complex, Sam Road, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan 345001 India.

4500**From/Per night

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The Mama's Resort & Camp Jaisalmer

Address: Village Khuri,Jaisalmer, Khoohdi, Rajasthan 345001 India.

4500**From/Per night

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Chokhi Dhani - The Ethnic Village & Desert Camp Resort Jaisalmer

Address: Chokhi Dhani The Palace Hotel, Barmer Road, Jaisalmer, NH15, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan 345001 India.

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Brys Fort Jaisalmer

Address: Plot 7, Hotel Complex, Jodhpur Jaisalmer Road, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan 345001 India.

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Naivedyam Camp Jaisalmer

Address: Near Lakhmano Ki Basti, Sam Sand Dunes, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan 345001 India.

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The Serai Jaisalmer

Address: Bherwa Village, Chandan, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan 345001 India.

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Luxury Hotels in Jaisalmer

The Thar Desert covers an area of 44.6 million hectares of which 27.8 lie in India and the rest in Pakistan. In India, most of the desert area is situated in western Rajasthan in the erstwhile states of Bikaner, Jodhpur and Jaisalmer. Rocky ridges surround Jaisalmer City for a radius of 64 kilometres. The early British gazetteers report that there were few villages in the area. Those that existed were usually mere clusters of huts within a wall.

Most villages in the desert tract had small ponds and in a good season there was sufficient water to drink for seven or eight months. If rainfall failed, water was available for only four to six months and the villagers had to bring water from other villages, sometimes 20 or 30 kilometers away. The poor were usually unable to obtain water from distant places and had to resort to drinking brackish water mixed with dahi (curd). Luxury Hotels in Jaisalmer ...

Topography of Jaisalmer

The local inhabitants call the Thar Desert maroosthali or maroobhoomi (maru-to die: sthali or bhoomi-land). A land where nothing survives. In the harsh Thar Desert survival is indeed at a premium. A continuous tract of arid sand frequently rising into lofty teebas (sand-hills) in some parts covered with scrub land characterises the landscape around Jaisalmer. The largest teebas may be found in the Ramgarh and Sam sub-tehsils. The teebas identify a line which bisects Jaisalmer between the opposing poles of sterility and fertility.

Weather and climate in Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer has a hot and arid climate with an annual average rainfall of only 164 mm and on an average there are only 7.7 days of rainfall per year. Four years out of ten are traditionally drought-affected. But due to ecological changes Jaisalmer had experienced unprecedented rainfall in 1998 and 1999 that caused severe damage to the fort and its bastions.

Strong winds blow for four to five months every year. Fierce dust storms rage during summer months called bhootai in the local language (bhoot-ghost) and this term was coined to scare children into staying indoors during the dust storms. Summer starts in April and lasts till September when the temperature can shoot up to 50 degrees Celsius.

Winters see bright sunny skies during the day, the temperature going, up 10 to 30 degree Celsius, and bitterly cold nights when the temperature can dip down to 2 degrees Celsius. Pleasant weathers starts around October and lasts till February. Jaisalmer is gorgeous during this season and this is definitely the best time to visit. Luxury Hotels in Jaisalmer ...

Flora

The region has great diversity in vegetation. Stunted trees and succulent plants characterise the vegetation found here. The main varieties of trees are babul, kumta, neem. karer. guggal, kabuli kikar, mitha jal or bara pilu, chota pilu. khari. jhal. rohira or regtora bet and khejri.

As many as 700 species of plants are found in the area, of which 107 are of grass alone. These plants are deep-rooted and tenacious enough to withstand extended droughts and yet favourable to gaining biomass. They are generally prolific seeders and most of the species are palatable, fairly nutritious and rich in minerals.

The khejri, the wonder tree of the Thar Desert is a multipurpose tree, which plays an important role in the rural economy of western Rajasthan. It provides fodder, fertiliser and the pods are consumed as vegetables. In fact every part of this tree is utilised in one way or another. It nurtures all the components of the desert-man, livestock, microbes, the soil and the environment.

Fauna

Jaisalmer boasts of a fair amount of wildlife. A lot of it is protected in the Desert National Park, which is designed to protect wildlife in its natural surroundings. A large number of black buck and cinkara abound in this park along with porcupines. jackals. deer and wild camels.

It is not unusual to see lovely squirrels and brown rabbits running across the field. A hedgehog might even he spotted crossing the road. Cows and goats and flocks of sheep and of course camels are in plenty!

The camel is a beautiful animal with its peculiarly hypnotic gait. The Jaisalmer camel, a specific breed, is famous for its speed and endurance. It can go long distances without food and water. It is a provider of wool and milk and dung for fuel. Reptiles like the spiny-tailed lizard, monitor lizard, saw-scaled viper, Russell's viper, krait and scorpion are common in the dunes. Luxury Hotels in Jaisalmer ...

Some of the best breeds of livestock can be found in this region. The district has a total livestock population of more than 13 lakh (130,000) at present. Camels are among the most useful domestic animals in the district. Sheep rearing is also practised on a large scale. Most sheep in the region produce medium grade wool. Rajasthan produces more than 50 per cent of wool in India. Cattle rearing is also common. Life in Jaisalmer has got a fillip with the advent of the Indira Gandhi canal. The state bird of Jaisalmer is the sand grouse with its home deep in the sand. Partridges, bee-eaters, larks, peacocks and parakeets are found in large numbers. The Siberian cranes used to rest in the little lakes around Jaisalmer on their onward journey. The demoiselle crane or Kurja can also be seen in large numbers.

Agriculture in the region is precarious due to the shortage of water. While both rain fed and irrigated crop farming is practised in the region. land-use remains dependent on rainfall. In good years large areas are farmed, hay is stored for future use and rainwater stored in ponds and underground tanks.

The term 'water harvesting' is of relatively recent origin. But in the deep desert of Jaisalmer district, where rain-fall is uncertain, the same philosophy was put to practice in the 15th century by the Palliwals, a Brahmin community, to ensure at least one crop a year at specific sites. This land-use system was built around a technology called khadin, which not only takes into account the vagaries of the weather but also makes the best use of the meagre rainfall and prevents the soil deterioration of farmlands. This traditional system has a scientific basis and an importance even in present-day desert agriculture. The hospitality, prosperity and wealth of medieval Rajasthan despite its inhospitable character were based on a sagacious use of the natural resource base. Traditionally different kharif crops like bajra, jowar and guar were cultivated along with oil seeds and pulses especially moth, moong and til. However, with irrigation made available by the Indira Gandhi canal, the district has now started production of crops like potatoes and other vegetables.

Jaisalmer rises from the heart of the Thar desert like a golden mirage. According to legend, Lord Krishna - the head of the Yadav Clan, foretold Arjuna that a remote descendent of the Yadav Clan would build his kingdom atop the Trikuta Hill. His prophecy was fulfilled in 1156 AD. When Rawal Jaiswal a descendent of the Yadav Clan and a Bhatti Rajput, abandoned his fort at Lodurva and founded a new capital Jaisalmer, perched on the Trikuta Hill. The Bhati Rajputs were feared bandit chiefs who lived off the forced levis on the great caravans that crossed their area en route Delhi. These caravans, laden with precious cargoes of spices and silk brought great wealth to this town. Not only the princes but even the merchants prospered and their riches were displayed in the exquisitely carved and ornamented havelis. Its remote location kept it almost untouched by outside influence and even during the days of the British Raj, Jaisalmer was last to sign the instrument of Agreement with the British. Mughal Emperor Akbar was born in Amarkot, close to Jaisalmer. Jaisalmer today is famous for its carved havelis and Jain Temple. Luxury Hotels in Jaisalmer ...

Sightseeing In Jaisalmer

THE FORT: The golden-hued Jaisalmer Fort `Sanar Kella' can be seen from miles away. The fort stands almost 100 meters above the city and houses an entire living area within its huge ramparts. It is approached through Ganesh Pol. Suraj Pol, Bhoota Pol, Hava pot are other main entrances which guard the Negh Durbar and Jawahar Mahal. Also in the inner enclosure are a group of Jain temples dating back from 12" to 15th centuries.

MANAK CHOWK AND HAVELIS: These are the centre of main local market activities. From Manak Chowk one can walk into the lanes where the famous carved havelis are to be found. Nathmaii ki Haveli, Patwon ki Haveli, Salim Singh ki Haveli are famous havelis of the city.

Excursions

AMAR SAGAR: (6 km) An enchanting place besides lake, with Mango and other fruit trees. Exquisitely carved Jain temple enhance the aura of the place.

BADA BAGH: (6 km) Surrounded by densely grown trees and on the bank of an artificial lake are the royal cenotaphs with ornate carvings on the ceiling and carved images of former rulers on horse back.

MOOL SAGAR: (8 km) A beautiful place for picnic in summer. It is a cool and shady grove which belonged to the former rulers of Jaisalmer.

LUDRUWA: (16 km) It is the ancient capital of Jaisalmer and an important Jain pilgrimage. Toran or the ornate arch at the main entrance of the Jain temple and the splendid carvings here are worth-seeing. The replica of the `Kalpataru' tree is another attraction.

AAKAL: (17 km) It is a fossil park where 180 million years ago stood a forest.

SAM AND DUNES: (42 km) One can get an insight into desert life where Camel rides are possible.

DESERT NATIONAL PARK: (45 km) The desert national park with its rolling landscape of sand dunes and scurb covered hills commands a panoramit view.

BARMAR: (153 km) A desert town it is famous for its carved wooden furniture and hand block printing industry.

Hotels in Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer as a tourist city offers a variety of accommodation, which could be categorised as - Budget, Standard, Deluxe, Luxury, Premium.

Luxury Hotels in Jaisalmer

Luxury Hotels in Jaisalmer include Taj , Marriott and Suryagarh . There is accommodation available in Sam Dunes as well, there are luxury tents as well regular tents which offer local entertainment in the evenings, These tents only operate during the winter months. Swan Tours offers discounted rates for Luxury Hotels in Jaisalmer / Luxury Hotels in Jaisalmer / 5 star Hotels in Jaisalmer.

Luxury Hotels in Jaisalmer include Taj , Marriott and Suryagarh . There is accommodation available in Sam Dunes as well, there are luxury tents as well regular tents which offer local entertainment in the evenings, These tents only operate during the winter months. Swan Tours offers discounted rates for Luxury Hotels in Jaisalmer / Luxury Hotels in Jaisalmer / 5 star Hotels in Jaisalmer.

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There begins a love affair with the sand dunes, once we step into this marvelous territory of Jaisalmer. It definitely seems like a scene out of a movie or a fairytale. The sun kissed golden sand dunes with camel safaris is what invites the tourists here. The caravans are still an integral part of this desert. Bordering Pakistan, this city is a different experience altogether, with a lovely and colourful feel to it. Jaisalmer can mostly be visited during the winter months, as it's located on the edge of the Thar Desert with a majestic golden fort for which is the central, attraction of Jaisalmer. The desert fair in January or February every year is attended in plenty by locals and tourists. The colour and culture of the state are very explicit throughout. The main attractions of the fair include snake charmers, puppeteers, acrobats, folk dancers, fire dancers and local musicians. The camel is sure a star performer giving umpteen rides. The camel dance and the camel polo are also very famous. The hotels give you an experience of the desert luxury. The best way to connect to this experience is exploring best hotels in Jaisalmer.