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Jaisalmer in Rajasthan is a place frequently visited by tourists for its large stretches of desert sand. Most of the visitors prefer going for the desert safaris and planned packages. These tours are conducted either in the early morning or during the evening to avoid the scorching heat. Also, once the desert safari in Jaisalmer gets done, you can enjoy a delicious meal alongside musical dance program that showcases the local culture of Rajasthan. The desert safari is usually conducted in jeeps or personal cars; you can also enjoy the camel safari over the dunes that will give you a feeling of having stepped back in history. Although visitors usually prefer taking these safaris early in the morning, the night time is when the desert indeed comes alive.
Jaisalmer with its soft golden sand appears all the more beautiful. It is also known as the 'golden city of Rajasthan' and is also the place where the ancient Jaisalmer Fort is located. There are two types of Safari offered at the place namely Camel Safari and Jeep Safari in Sam Sand Dunes.
In camel safari, a camel rider is needed for the safari tour of 90 min. The same can be hired for a ride from a local tour operator. In jeep safari, one needs to travel for 45 km to Sam Sand Dunes. The only mode of transportation provided is a private cab.
Air: The nearest domestic airport is Jodhpur which is 285 km away from Jaisalmer. Jodhpur is connected with all big cities in India like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata. The nearest international airport would be New Delhi.
Rail: Jaisalmer is connected through railway network with all important Indian cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Agra, Jodhpur, Jaipur and many others. The railway station is 2 km east of the main city.
Road: A lot of buses and private taxis are available for Jaisalmer from cities like Jaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Mount Abu, etc.
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