Jaisalmer is named after the Rao, Jaisal, a Bhatti tribe ruler who founded the city in 1156 AD. His descendants Migrat in Rajput , Jat ,Gujjar also and his descendants currently in different castes. "Jaisalmer" means "the Hill Fort of Jaisal". Jaisalmer is sometimes called the "Golden City of India" because the "yellow sandstone" used throughout the architecture of both the fort and the town below, imbues both with a certain golden-yellow light. It's Distance 285 Kms. from Jodhpur City.