The journey by train from Delhi to Jaisalmer is scheduled to take from 18 to 19 hours depending upon which train you take. The distance travelled via the shortest route is 918 km.
Train Times from Delhi to Jaisalmer
There are currently 3 trains from Delhi to Jaisalmer.
- All 3 of these train depart from Old Delhi Junction Railway Station (DLI) and arrive in Jaislamer at Jaisalmer Railway Station (JSM).
- Fastest Train: The fastest train from Delhi to Jaisalmer is Train #25014 (Corbett Park Link Express) which is scheduled to complete the journey in 18 hours 00 minutes.
- Slowest Train: The slowest train from Delhi to Jaisalmer is Train #14646 (Shalimar Express) which is scheduled to complete the journey in 18 hours 30 minutes.
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Location of Old Delhi Junction Railway Station
Old Delhi Junction Railway Station (DLI) is 4.8 km from Connaught Place.
Location of Jaisalmer Railway Station
Jaisalmer Railway Station is 1.8 km by road from Jaisalmer Fort.
About Travel to Jaisalmer
Jaisalmer is relatively small and remote city located in the far West of India near the border with Pakistan. Jaisalmer is very much an outpost on the edge of the Thar Desert of the State of Rajasthan. Like other cities in Rajasthan, Jaislamer also has some very impressive ancient architecture and a rich cultural heritage closely associated with nomadic peoples of the Thar Desert.
Camel Trekking from Jaisalmer
There are numerous ways to explore the fascinating desert culture, from wondering around the city’s markets, attending the annual desert Festival, which takes place each year in February, to the more immersive experience of going on a trek into the desert on camels. Camel treks typically last between 2 and 7 days and involve 1 rider per camel and camping equipment being towed behind other camels on carts. Before you book a camel trek we recommend that you check quotes and trip itineraries, as well as to seek recommendations from other travellers.
The main attraction in Jaisalmer is Jaisalmer Fort. Jaisalmer Fort was built in 1156, and the city of Jaisalmer spread out from the fort from the 17th Century onward as the local population grew.
The fort is 460 metres long and 230 metres wide, protected by three rings of defensive, and accesible via 4 large fortified gates. The fort has a permanent population estimated to be between 2,000 and 4,000 strong. Many of the inhabitants claim to be the descendants of people who worked and lived at the fort hundreds of years ago. It’s very much a case of the local rulers having departed the fort, but the staff supporting them deciding to stay and open up their own businesses, which now include shops, restaurants and hotels.
Other Attractions in Jaislamer
Other than Jaisalmer Fort, the two main attractions in, or close to, the city are the Bada Bagh, which is series of royal tombs, and the Patwon-ki-Haveli, which is a collection of 5 traditional houses built by a wealthy local family. Beyond this, the other major attractions are located some distance by road from Jaislamer deep within the desert, including the 9th Century Tanot Mata Temple near the Pakistan border and the long abandoned Khaba Fort. Taking a jeep tour to explore these hard to reach ruins in the desert is highly recommended.