How to Visit Great Thar Desert

The golden city of Jaisalmer is known as Jewel of the Thar Desert, located in the heart of arid desert region of Thar. Tourism is a major industry in Jaisalmer.

The most famous tourist attractions of Jaisalmer  are Jaisalmer Fort, Bada Bagh, Gadsisar Lake,Ganga Sagar, Patwaon Ki Haveli, Desert National Park and Kuldhara ghost village.

Get There

Jaisalmer is not directly connected by air, Jodhpur Airport is the nearest airport to Jaisalmer desert land. Jaisalmer is served by both broad Railway and Rajasthan Roadways, The luxury train Palace on Wheels is also available.

Jodhpur to Jaisalmer – 289 km
Bikaner to Jaisalmer – 331 km
Jaipur to Jaisalmer – 481 km
Udaipur to Jaisalmer – 489 km



Tourism is the major industry of Jaisalmer city, More than 60% of the desert lies in the state of Rajasthan. The Thar Desert is most densely populated desert in the world, extends to Great Rann of Kutch and Aravalli Hills.

Jaisalmer Fort


Jaisalmer Fort is a massive yellow sandstone fort, stands on Trikuta Hills in the great Thar Desert. The fort is a World Heritage Site under the group Hill Forts of Rajasthan.

Sand Dunes


Sand Dunes at outskirts of Jaisalmer is a must visit in place and popular tourist attractions of Jaisalmer. The best time to visit Sand Dunes of Jaisalmer is from October to March.

Camel Safari


Camel Safari in the desert region of Thar is something not to be missed, Jaisalmer is the most popular place for camel safaris in India.Camel safaris can also be done around Bikaner and cold desert around Leh Ladakh on Bactrian camel in Nubra Valley.

Desert National Park

Desert National Park is one of the largest national park in Rajasthan, located near the town of Jaisalmer. The park host excellent ecosystem of the Thar Desert, Sand dunes and haven for migratory such as endangered great Indian bustard and many species of vultures, eagles, harriers, falcons,owl and buzzards.

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