The journey by train from Ajmer to Jaisalmer is scheduled to take 9 hours 50 minutes to travel a distance of 536 km. The train departs from Platform 2 of Ajmer Junction Railway Station.
Train Times from Ajmer to Jaisalmer
There is a single daily train service from Ajmer to Jaisalmer.
- Train times from Ajmer Junction Railway Station (AII) to Jaisalmer Railway Station (JSM).
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Location of Ajmer Junction Railway Station
Ajmer Junction Railway Station is 1.3 km by road from the Nasiyan Digamber Jain Temple.
Location of Jaisalmer Railway Station
Jaisalmer Railway Station is 2.2 km by road from Jaisalmer Fort.
About Jaisalmer Fort
Jaisalmer Fort, also known as the Sonar Quila or Golden Fort on account of the golden coloured rock used in it’s construction, was originally built in 1156 by King of the Rajput people who were known as warriors and responsible for building a series of forts across India. The fort in Jaisalmer is 460 metres long and 230 metres wide rising to height of 76 metres above the surrounding area. The fort is protected by three rings of walls and is accessible only via 4 large fortified gateways.
Jaisalmer Fort has been besieged several times over its nearly 1,000 year history, including for a period of over 9 years before eventually being taken by the powerful Sultan of Delhi in 1303.
Jaisalmer Fort is unique amongst ancient forts in India in that the fort is still home to a large population (variously estimated as being between 2,000 and 4,000 people) many of whom are descendants of the soldiers and other workers who originally maintained the fort. Despite being hard to reach (the local airport has closed) Jaisalmer Fort attracts large numbers of tourists and the fort is full of shops, restaurants and hotels in among the historical buildings, defensive structures and temples within the fort.
Sadly, the tourist influx has started to take a toil on the structure of the fort itself. Restoration and structural work is now being continuously undertaken to try and secure the future of the fort, and the way of life of the people who live there. Nonetheless, Jaisalmer Fort is an amazing place to visit and you can even stay there overnight.