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Jaisalmer, the largest district of the state of Rajasthan is positioned in a rectangular shape in the heart of the Great Indian Thar Desert. Christened after the famous Rajput King Raja Jaisal, Jaisalmer is the administrative headquarter of the district of the same name. The word Jaisalmer means, "The Hill Fort of Jaisal". The dazzling yellow sand of the Thar Desert that gives a golden yellow hue to the city as well as its surroundings, has bestowed upon it a nickname “The Golden City”. Enclosed by Bikaner on its north, by Pakistan on west and south west, by Jodhpur and Barmer on south and again by Jodhpur and Bikaner on east, Jaisalmer District is bounded by 471 kilometers of International Border.
Ornamented with several historical forts, Havelis and Jain Temples; the city of Jaisalmer; once a sleepy desert hamlet, today beckons thousands of both Indian and International tourists. The glorious history of regal Rajputs, well preserved rich cultural heritage, extremely delectable traditional cuisine, ethnic textiles, folk dances & music, festivals and desert safaris of Jaisalmer knit a unique magical charm that leaves the visitors thoroughly magnetized and spellbound. Jaisalmer Fort, the second oldest fort in the state of Rajasthan is the living witness of innumerable battles and the emblem of the rise and fall of various kingdoms. Other than the fort, the Havelis like Nathmal Ji Ki Haveli, Patwon Ki Haveli, Salim Ji Ki Haveli and Jain Temples make Jaisalmer a must visit tourist destination of Royal Rajasthan.