Jaisalmer is one of the best and most visited cities in all of Rajasthan, situated in the NorthWest part of the state. Jaisalmer is also known as the “Golden City” thanks to the huge sand dunes, and castles made of golden sandstones.
Jaisalmer is a city which is not only known for its desert, but also for beautiful lakes, huge forts, and religious temples. Either you decide to explore the desert on a camel’s back, or trek your way up to the top of a fort a trip to this beautiful city will leave an everlasting impression in your memories. Today in this blog we will give you the information about Jaisalmer travel guide.
Jaisalmer is one of the few cities in India that you can enjoy irrespective of the company you bring with you, whether it is with friends, family or even your partner, the city will not let you down. Here we have mentioned some places you can see in Jaisalmer and what you can do here:
1. Jaisalmer Fort
This fort was built in the year 1156 on top of a hill. Sitting at a height of over 200 feet, once you reach the top you get a bird eye view of the Jaisalmer city. The fort was also added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2013.
2. Kuldhara Village
Situated just around 20 kilometers from the city center of Jaisalmer is a tiny village which is famous for its myths and folk legends. Just to give you a heads up, the village is said to be haunted, however, no proof has ever come to light.
3. Jain Temples
Many Jain Temples are situated in the Jaisalmer Fort. These temples are not only ancient but also holds high religious beliefs amongst the local population. There are 7 Temples in total and are all connected with each other.
4. Gadisar Lake
Just 3 kilometers from the city center of Jaisalmer lies the beautiful and picturesque Gadisar Lake. Boat rides are available at this lake, and trust us, this lake is worth a boat ride. If you do not wish to go on a boat ride, you can indulge in a walk with your friends or definitely with your partner.
What Other Things You Can Do In Jaisalmer?
Apart from these sightseeing locations, Jaisalmer also offer some adventure activities. You can go on a Safari in the Desert National Park which cover an area of over 3,000 Kilometre square. You can also find the endangered “Great Indian Bustard” here along with numerous other species of birds and mammals. Even Dinosaurs fossils were recovered from this National Park.
You can also indulge in Desert Safari. Yes! you do not have to go to Dubai to do that. You can do your Desert Safari in both Jeep and or other cars, however we recommend you opting for Camel Ride for Safari. People take these safaris in the morning to avoid the scorching heat, but we recommend you going there at night. It will be all worth it.
Jaisalmer also host annual Desert Festival every year in February and attracts over 20,000 tourists from both India and Abroad, there are many live performances during this festival and also the city in itself comes to life. You can also witness Camel Racing during this festival.
Travelers can also take part in Quad Biking in desert, Paramotoring, and even Parasailing.
We highly recommend you to visit Jaisalmer between November and February, as the weather is soothing compared to Summers. During winters, the temperature can drop to as low as 1 degree Celsius and hence, make sure your pack accordingly. Having said that, during Monsoon season, you will see Jaisalmer covered in greenery.
Coming to budget for a two day trip… Starting with accommodation, you can find hotels starting from Rs. 1500 and can go up to Rs. 30,000 for a single night (1 room for 2 people). A two day trip in Jaisalmer will at least cost you Rs. 5,000 per person excluding travel. One thing to point out here is that the budget can easily got in tens of thousands depending on the hotel you choose and the activities you do.
If you are coming from other states, you can easily travel by air as Jaisalmer has its own Airport however people coming in from abroad can take a flight to Jaipur International Airport and from there take a commercial vehicle to reach the Golden City. If travelling by Train, you are in for a treat as Jaisalmer has its own railway station as well.