Jaisalmer is also known as the Golden City of Rajasthan. The city is best known for its beautiful sand dunes, its impressive fort and the exotic culture and traditions of the people. The town stands on a ridge of sandstone, crowned by the Jaisalmer Fort.
The city lies in the heart of the Thar Desert and is known for its temples, palaces and forts. The city is named after its founder Maharaja Jaisal Singh. Some of the most important tourist places in Jaisalmer include the Jaisalmer Fort, the Jain Heritage of Jaisalmer and the museums.
The Desert Festival is held in January and February every year at Jaisalmer and attracts a large number of tourists from all over the country and the world. Folk dances and song performances are held during the Jaisalmer Desert Festival.