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5 Things to Do Covering Distance From Jodhpur to Jaisalmer

One of the most memorable trips I made in recent times when covering the distance from Jodhpur to Jaisalmer. There is no doubt that this route is a perfect illustration of experiencing the true beauty of Rajasthan when you drive through golden sand fields and periodic villages. Exploring picturesque less known places seems the way icing on the cake. Let me describe you through 8 of those places that I explored during Jodhpur to Jaisalmer road trip.

5 Places to Visit Covering Distance From Jodhpur to Jaisalmer by Road

Instead of traveling directly to Jaisalmer, you can explore many interesting destinations on the way. I describe a few popular places to visit before you reaching your destination Jaisalmer.

1. Mandore in Jodhpur

Mandore in Jodhpur

It is the former capital of Maharajas of Marwar located just 9 km away from the Jodhpur. Historians say that Chundaji a Rathore chief married a Parihar princess in this ancient city. This place is very popular for the garden, temple, and a ruined fort. The ruined fort of Mandore was built in several stages with thick and high walls. A huge ruined temple is the highlight of the fortress. The outer wall of the temple represents finely carved botanical designs, birds and animals. This place is the perfect visit when covering the distance from Jodhpur to Jaisalmer.
I suggest to read: Top 10 Visiting Place in Rajasthan

2. Osian  Temple Jodhpur

Osian Temples in Jodhpur

The first destination of the trip is the ancient city of Osian in Jodhpur. It is very popular as the “Khajuraho of Rajasthan” which is just 65 km on way to Jaisalmer. The city is popular for the many ancient Jain and Hindu temples. The most prominent of the temples is the Sachiya Mata Temple dating from the eighth century. You can go for a thrilling experience like a camel ride and walking on the dune. Watching the sunset here, definitely charge up you for next sightseeing at the distance from Jodhpur to Jaisalmer.

3. Khichan Village

Khichan Village, Rajasthan

The Village is 150 km from Jodhpur, in the northern part of the Thar Desert in Rajasthan. People also call it as the town of Migratory birds. This is one of the best places to visit when traveling Jodhpur to Jaisalmer by road. Welcomed by the fascinating sight of migratory birds flying high in the sky. This place comes alive every winter with the congregation of more than 20,000 Demoiselle Cranes, which fly from their breeding sites in the plains of Mongolia. These migratory birds arrive at the end of August in Khichan and enjoy there until March. So this is the perfect time you can visit when covering the distance from Jodhpur to Jaisalmer.

Khichan Village Video

4. Longewala

Longewala Battleground, Rajasthan

You can make a visit to the Longewala battle site. Longewala village is a part of a battle site for the Indo-Pak war in 1971. The battle also is known as the ‘Battle of Longewala’. ‘First, you can see a tank with a Pakistan flag that was captured in that war. The site tell us many numerous stories of courage and bravery of soldiers. In this battle, 120 Indian soldiers defended this land against 2500 Pakistani soldiers with 65 tanks during the war. This can be the most patriotic visit in your driving distance between Jodhpur to Jaisalmer.

You may read more history about Longewala from here.

5. Tanot Mata Mandir

Tanot Mata Mandir in Jaisalmer

It is situated in the small village of Tanot in Jaisalmer district. The mandir is very close to Longewala the battleground of 1971 Indo-Pak war. Local people believe that this mandir protects them from any attack by outsiders. Meanwhile, Pakistani bombers dropped 3000 bombs on the mandir, but none of them exploded. You can see unexploded shells of bombs in the mandir. As you reach to Jaisalmer, this is our last places to visit of passing the distance from Jodhpur to Jaisalmer.

I hope you find this article helpful if you are planning to cover the distance by road. You can take a lot of pictures of Mandore, Osian temples and become one of the explorers of this historic place. It will hard to shut your eyes when it reaches to Khichan village and watching those Migratory birds playing together. You will feel so much emotion when coming to the Longewala battle site and read those patriotic words. Then again Tanot Mata Mandir charges up you with its hidden strength for your next sightseeing to Jaisalmer.

Frequently Asked Questions by Tourists

Q. What is the distance from Jodhpur to Jaisalmer?

A. Jodhpur to Jaisalmer distance is 281.5 km via NH125 and NH11 road. And 271.9 km if you drive via Phalsund – Jodhpur Rd.

Q. Is there any bus from Jodhpur to Jaisalmer?

Buses from Jodhpur to Jaisalmer and its Timetable

Q. Can I Travel by Flights from Jodhpur to Jaisalmer?

Jaisalmer has no airport, therefore, you can not travel Jodhpur to Jaisalmer by flights. Jodhpur airport is only the nearest airport from Jaisalmer. You need to cover the distance from Jodhpur to Jaisalmer either by bus or a private car.

Q. Best train from Jodhpur to Jaisalmer

A. There are a lot of trains runs daily from Jodhpur to Jaisalmer station. One can come to Jodhpur to Jaisalmer by train easily following our bellow trains and its timetable.

RUNICHA Exp. (14659)Runs DailyJU 05:40 JSM 11:55301 km, 6.15 hours
JU-JSM Passenger (54820)Runs Daily JU 07:00 JSM 14:30301 km, 7.30 Hours
RANIKHET Exp. (15014) Runs Daily JU 18:00 JSM 23:25 294 km, 5.25 Hours
JU JSM Exp. (14810) Runs Daily JU 23:45 JSM 06:10 301 km, 6.25 Hours

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