Jaisalmer is also known as The Golden City. Jaisalmer means "the Hill Fort of Jaisal". The town stands on a ridge of yellowish sandstone, crowned by a fort, which contains the palace and several ornate Jain temples. Many of the houses and temples are finely sculptured. Jaisalmer lies in the heart of the Thar Desert and has a population of about 78,000. Jaisalmer is the administrative headquarters of Jaisalmer District. Jaisalmer is named after its founder Rawal Jaisal.
Jaisalmer is the magical city of the heritage Indian state of Rajasthan. It is a vibrant city, proudly located at the ridge of the kingdom of golden-yellow Thar desert, hence the city is also known as 'Golden City'. Situated at the foothills of massive Aravali hills, this fascinating city was founded by Rao Jaisal Yadav. Now Jaisalmer is the largest district of the state and also it is one of the largest district of India. Jaisalmer houses a number of sightseeing places that include several monuments, Forts, temples and havelis etc.