|You can avail of car & Jeep facilities to
roam around jaisalmer. Following are the palces around Jaisalmer
you can visit :
Akal (16 km from Jaisalmer) Wood Fossil Park (17 km from
It looks like a army frozen in its tracks, stands the petrified
forest of Aakal, in a bare hill side of mica, and red and yellow
stone. It is a fossil park where 180 millions years ago stood
a forest. The fossil trunks lie scattered in this part.
It has fossils dating to 180 million years ago.
Barmer (153 km from Jaisalmer )
It is famous for wood carvings, embroidered fabrics and
block printed textiles.
Lodurva (17 km from Jaisalmer)
The ancient capital of Jaisalmer, some vestiges of former
Sam Sand Dunes (42 km from Jaisalmer)
It is the closest point to witness the total sandy desert.
Sam (pronounced 'sum') has a truly magnificent stretch of
sweeping dunes, with little or no vegetation. The best way
to see this and other sights around Jaisalmer is to take a
came safari. The standard trip lasts 4 days and three nights,
and offers the opportunity to explore the area in authentic
and leisurely fashion, with entertainment by folk performers,
visits to villages, and chatter from colourful guides thrown
Desert National Park (40 km. from Jaisalmer)
It preserves the eco-system of the desert within its confines.
The Monitor lizards, desert foxes, porcupines, occasional
wolves and black bucks, and the Great Indian Bustard (a protected
bird ) are found here, forming an ecological chain revolving
around cactii and other hardy desert plants.
Bada Bagh (6 km. from Jaisalmer)
A fertile oasis on the bank of an artificial lake. Much
of the city's fruits and vegetables are grown here. Surrounded
by dense trees are the royal cenotaphs with beautifully carved
ceilings and equestrian statues of the former rulers.
These are conducted on many routes.