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Jaisalmer District

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Jaisalmer District, is a district of Rajasthan state in western India. The city of Jaisalmer is the administrative headquarters of the district.As of 2011 it is the least populous district of Rajasthan (out of 33).GeographyIt is the largest district of Rajasthan and third largest in the country in area.Jaisalmer District lies in the Thar Desert, which straddles the border of India and Pakistan. It is bounded on the northeast by Bikaner District, on the east by Jodhpur District, on the south by Barmer District, and on the west and north by Pakistan.The district is located within a rectangle lying between 26°.4’ –28°.23' North parallel and 69°.20'-72°.42' east meridians.The length of international border attached to the district is 464 km.Jaisalmer is almost entirely a sandy waste, forming a part of the great Indian desert. The general aspect of the area is that of an interminable sea of sandhills, of all shapes and sizes, some rising to a height of 150 ft. Those in the west are covered with log bushes, those in the east with tufts of long grass. Water is scarce, and generally brackish; the average depth of the wells is said to be about 250 ft. There are no perennial streams, and only one small river, the Kakni, which, after flowing a distance of 28 m., spreads over a large surface of flat ground, and forms a lake orjhil called the Bhuj-Jhil. The climate is dry and healthy. Throughout Jaisalmer only raincrops, such as bajra, joar, motif, til, etc., are grown; spring crops of wheat, barley, etc., are very rare. Owing to the scant rainfall, irrigation is almost unknown.
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Places to visit in Jaisalmer District

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Safari
Safaris Jaisalmer
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Duration: 8 hours
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World heritage site
Jaisalmer Fort Jaisalmer
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Duration: 3 hours
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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Nature & Wildlife Tours Jaisalmer
4.8
Duration: 8 hours
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Off-Road Tour
Off-Road Tours Jaisalmer
4.9
Duration: 4 hours

Hidden gems in Jaisalmer District

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Monument
Longewala War Memorial Jaisalmer
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Desert
Sam Sand Dunes Kanoi
3.6
Duration: 4 hours
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Military Museum
Jaisalmer War Museum Jaisalmer
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Religious Site
Tanot Mata Temple Jaisalmer
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

Shopping in Jaisalmer District

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Gift & Specialty Shop
Shree Laxmi Art Home Jaisalmer
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Shayama Cashmere Store Jaisalmer
5.0
Duration: 1 hour
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Bellissima Jaisalmer
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Jai Shankar Handicrafts Jaisalmer
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in Jaisalmer District

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Religious Site
Jain Temples Jaisalmer
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Historic Site
Kuldhara Abandoned Village Jaisalmer
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Religious Site
Shantinath Temple Jaisalmer
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
Historic Site
Manak Chowk and Havelis Jaisalmer
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Jaisalmer District

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Art Gallery
Sonee Art Gallery Jaisalmer
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Art Gallery
Chandrakanta Art's Jaisalmer
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Specialty Museum
Desert Culture Centre & Museum Jaisalmer
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
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History Museum
The Thar Heritage Museum Jaisalmer
4.3
Duration: 2 hours

Wildlife in Jaisalmer District

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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Panda Desert Camp
5.0
Duration: 4 hours