TRANSPORT & COMMUNICATION:
connected by Broad Gauge rail and by National Highway roads with all cities.
Distances : Ajmer 500 Km., Barmer 153 Km., Bikaner 330 Km., Delhi 897 Km.,
Jaipur 638 Km., Jodhpur 285 Km., Udaipur 663 Km and Ahmedabad 500 Kms (via
Sanchore, Mehsana & Barmer).
PLACES OF INTEREST
Amar Sagar, Bada Bagh, The Fort,
Gadisar Lake, Manak Chowk, Mool Sagar, Nathmalji-Ki-Haveli,
Patwon-Ki-Haveli, Salim Singh-Ki-Haveli, Tazia Tower etc.
(16 Km.) : The ancient capital of Jaisalmer, it is an important center
of Jain pilgrimage. Wook Fossil Park, Aakal (17 Km). The fossils in
this park, 180 millions old, stand witness to the geological cataclysms that
have taken place in the Thar desert. Timings : 0800 to 1800 hrs. Sam Sand
Dunes (42 Km). Camel safaris are conducted here to give tourists a feel
of the desert. Folk dance & music programmes held during winter season.
Desert National Park (45 Km). An excellent example of the eco-system of
the Thar Desert and its diverse fauna. The variety of wildlife here includes
the black buck, the great Indian bustard, chinkara, desert fox etc.
Pokaran (110 Km) Pokaran town is in the heart of the Thar
desert. The Pokaran Fort was the citadel of the Champawat Rathores, mighty
Rajput nobles of Marwar. The fort is now converted in to a heritage hotel.