Jaisalmer in Rajasthan is a desert city nestled in the foothills of Trikuta and is famous for its imposing forts, exquisite palaces and havelis, that showcase Jaisalmer's distinguished 'jali' work (stone lattice work), which truly depict the aesthetic sense of the medieval Rajput warriors. One of the most favored tourist destinations in Rajasthan, the city is frequented by domestic travelers as well as by foreign tourists.
It is in this beautiful city of Jaisalmer that the Gorbandh Palace is ideally located. The very name of this Royal Retreat is inspired by the desert and its associated stories. Gorbandh is a harness which the desert women decorate for their husband's camel with any material they can find such as cowry shells, beads, sequins, couloured threads and even buttons. It is a matter of pride for women to deck their husband's camels out in the most splendid way possible as a mark of respect for this majestic working beast and for the men who rely on their strength and aptitude in the undulating sand of the desert.
Jaisalmer is located at a distance of 120 km from Pokhran, 325 km from Jodhpur, 310 km from Bikaner, 150 km from Phalodi and 50 km from the Sam sand dunes.
- Summers: 30 - 40° C
- Mild winters: 10-28° C
- Light tropical in summer, carry hats and sun-screen lotions
- Woollens in winter