On the ancient trade route, in the heart of the Thar Desert is Jaisalmer, a remote settlement populated by palaces and havelis.
Sandstone architecture is predominant with abundant rooftop vistas, charming facades and winding streets and pathways.
The golden Jaisalmer Fort, over 800 years old, crowns the Trikuta Hill. Within its walls, defended by 99 turrets, lies the old city. From the city, to view the fort is almost identical to what was seen by merchants on their overland camel caravans to central Asia.
The fort stands almost 30 metres over the city and houses an entire living area within huge ramparts. Seven years in the making, the fort's newest abode is your home in the desert, welcome to Garh Jaisal!
Seven years in the making, Jaisalmer Fort’s newest abode is your home in the desert! Each of our seven rooms is built with the most thoughtful of appointments and comfort. Contemplate your moment in time overlooking this medieval city, sipping spiced chai from your window seat.
All rooms feature a king size bed with quality linens, private bathroom with hot water shower, beautiful rich wood furniture and comfortable seat pillows to enjoy the view below your palatial retreat.
Arriving to Garh Jaisal Hotel in the Jaisalmer Fort is easy!
Train service and private car hire is popular and offers the opportunity to see the countryside.
A private car rental with a driver will allow more freedom to stop in rural towns and villages and travel at your own pace. We can drive you across Rajasthan on short one way trips or over multiple days.
There is regular service from major cities in Rajasthan and from Delhi http://www.indianrail.gov.in/
There are buses from Jodhpur, Jaipur, Bikaner , Barmer , Mount Abu , Jalore , Ahemdabad
If you are arriving by car...there is only one entrance to the fort - have your driver bring you into the fort or if you are walking or taking a tuktuk, come in the same entrance. When you are inside the second gate, there is a large square which is the end of the road!
From here you must walk!
Our GM is Mukesh Chouhan - his cell number is 91 9414149304. Please call when you are close to arriving in the fort. He or one of our staff can come and greet you in the main square and help you with your luggage and getting to the hotel.
Directions (if you arrive without calling for assistance) ....When you arrive in the main square in the Fort. Take the street on the left and walk to the very end (Para Kotri) ....staying to the left side.
You will see a tree at the end and a small square and Garh Jaisal is on the left of the tree!!!
Plan ahead & We can arrange Private Car Transportation for you:
We are able to drive you one way/return or to multiple cities over a few days - across Rajasthan. Plan ahead and save the worry and trouble of negotiating for a car and driver when you are already on vacation. We will enjoy your company during the trip - feel free to ask questions and learn along the way or quietly soak in the views and diverse village scenes on the journey.
One way rates between Jaisalmer and the following cities:
Jodhpur & Compact AC car $80usd // Toyota AC car $125usd (285 kms & approximately 5 hours)
Bikaner & Compact AC car $90usd // Toyota AC car $145usd (333 kms & approximately 6 hours)
Udaipur & Compact AC car $155usd // Toyota AC car $245usd (545 kms & approximately 10 hours)
Delhi & Compact AC car $272usd // Toyota AC car $450usd (882 kms & approximately 16 hours)
Pushkar & Compact AC car $136usd // Toyota AC car $215usd (450 kms & approximately 8 hours)
Jaipur & Compact AC car $170usd // Toyota AC car $270usd (543 kms & approximately 10 hours)
Please contact us for rates to other cities or for car/driver for multiple days
Breakfast Included, Restaurant, Internet Access, Airport Pick Up, Luggage Storage, 24 hour reception, Travel Desk/Travel Info, Bureau de Change, 24 Hour Check In, WiFi in lobby, WiFi in room, Air Conditioning, Breakfast