Situated amid the picturesque Thar Desert, the Jaisalmer city commands premiere position among the tourist attractions scattered all over Rajasthan. The Jaisalmer city is revered both by Indian as well as foreign tourists. Who would have dreamt in such a vast sand oasis a castle worthy of an ancient throne, such an art in carven work of stone? It is like straight out of an Arabian Nights fable. The name Jaisalmer induces a dramatic picture of utter magic and brilliance of the desert. The hostile terrain withstanding the warmth and colour of people is simply overwhelming. Like various other cities of Rajasthan, in Jaisalmer you will find different facets of its own glorious heritage too.
Jaisalmer airport is located 5km from the city and is well connected by air with New Delhi, Jaipur and Jodhpur. However, it is managed by the Indian Air Force and is functional only from September to March. So Jodhpur airport at a distance of about 285 km is the better option. Delhi is the nearest international airport.
Jaisalmer's railway station is 2km east of the city. The city is well connected by rail with Jodhpur as well as other major cities of India including Agra, Jaipur, New Delhi and Mumbai.
Bus runs to and from Jaisalmer by Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation on daily basis. Jaisalmer is connected to the cities of Gujarat and Rajasthan by well-maintained roads. The two main bus stands in Jaisalmer are Golden Bus Terminal and Roadways. The bus and taxi services are frequent for the visitors.