The Golden City of Jaisalmer has an inimitable charm; a charm that is simply ummatched. It is not just a city, it is a piece of history come alive. It is ethereal, fascinatingly colorful, and delightfully chaotic. Needless to say, you will not have a single boring moment here. That’s why our Jaisalmer Tour Package sells like hot cakes.
We offer best tour packages for the city that cover every aspect of the place so that you don’t miss out on anything.
About the city
Jaisalmer is almost as old as time itself. The Jaisalmer Fort stands as a reminiscent of the bygone days of Jaipur pride and glory, while the city finds its mention in the silk route during the days of the Yore. It is Rajasthan come alive. It is a city with shiny yellow desert citadel that entices you despite the commercialism.
The grand fort, vibrant bazaars, and opulent havelis, are ever so inviting, that you wouldn’t want to go back to the humdrums of life
Best Places to Visit In Jaisalmer
Jaisalmer, because of its rich historical and cultural significance, has no dearth of places to visit
. Some of the must visit places here are-
● Jaisalmer Fort
is a fort throbbing with life, vitality, and activities. It has about 3000 people residing within its walls, and it provides a window to the life that the bygone days might have seen. The walls are lined with handicraft shops, guest houses, and restaurants.
The Jaisalmer Fort is proclaimed to be one of the largest forts in the world, and looking at its size, we don’t think it is an exaggeration or an over-statement. The entrance to the fort is from the east, near Gopa Chowk, and upon entering you are greeted with four massive gates that help you zigzag your way to the upper section.
The final gate takes you to the fort’s centre called the Dashera Chowk.
The fort was built in 1156 by the Rajput ruler Jaisel. It was renovated and extended by his successors and other rulers subsequently. It witnessed a lot of battles between the Bhatis, the Mughals of Delhi, and the Rathores of Jodhpur.
● Fort Palace
The Fort Palace is built over the fort’s main square and partly rests on the top of the Hawa Pol, the fourth gate of the fort. This majestic seven storey palace used to house the former rulers. Once here, pay a visit to the lavish Rang Mahal- the bedroom of the 18th-century ruler Mulraj II. It also houses a gallery of the impressive 15th century sculptures.
There is a room that features a vast collection of stamps from the former Rajput states. The major part of the palace is open for public viewing. There is a pavilion styled balcony on the eastern part of the fort, which was mostly used for surveillance, and the drummers used to raise an alarm whenever the fort was under siege.
In the last part of the tour, you will be taken from the King’s Palace to the Queen’s Palace, which is another breathtaking marvel
● Patwa ki haveli
It is one of the biggest havelis in Jaisalmer, and the fact that it is located in a narrow line makes for a beautiful contradiction. This haveli, built between 1800 and 1860, by Jain brothers who were proficient in brocade and jewelry business, is divided into five sections. The architecture of the haveli from the outside is superb, and the interiors give you an interesting insight into the life and times of the aristocrats in the 19th century
● Sam sand dunes
Just a little further from the city lie the silky Sam sand dunes. The band of dunes is about 2km long, and offers stunning views. You can either choose to camp here or stay only till sunset, and enjoy the mesmerizing views of the sun going down as you bask in the glory of the sand. You can also stay at one of the luxurious tent resorts.
The place is like a carnival come alive from late afternoon till the next morning
● Gadsisar Lake
This beautiful artificial lake was built by Maharawal Gadsi in the 14th century for rainwater conservation. In the arid regions of Jaisalmer, the people relied on this lake to quench their thirst. It is a beautiful place to visit during the wee morning hours when you can catch the golden yellow rays of the sun.
● Salim Singh ki haveli
Another extension to the haveli fetish of Jaisalmer, Salim Singh ki haveli is unusual and mystic to say the least. The top most structures of this haveli were destroyed but the remaining parts stand firmly to tell the story of past grandeur. The workmanship of this haveli is intricate and marvelous.
● Desert National Park
Situated at a distance of 40kms from Jaisalmer, it is a perfect place to witness unusual ecological biodiversity. It is teeming with wildlife such as Chinkara, Hare, Desert Fox, black buck, wolf, and desert cat.
Food in jaisalmer
● Dal Baati Churma
It is the quintessential Rajasthani cuisine, comprising of mildly spiced lentils, round balls of unleavened bread, and a sweet dish called choorma. Have it with ghee for a finger-licking experience.
● Kadhi pakoda
It is unlike any Kadhi Pakoda prepared in North India. This Rajasthani dish is a class apart. The chickpea dumplings are cooked in a slightly sour yoghurt gravy, like a normal kadhi, but the spices give it a unique taste that cannot be experienced anywhere else.
● Lal Maans
It is hot and fiery,and something you should not miss if you are in Jaisalmer. It is cooked by adding yoghurt, spices, and lots of red chillies to tender cooked succulent meat. And it is served red hot. People who are not accustomed to hot and spicy food might go a little red in the face while eating it, but the taste is worth the effort and the pain!
How to reach Jaisalmer
● By plane- Jodhpur
is the nearest airport and it is located at a distance of 285 kms from Jaisalmer.
● By Train- Jaisalmer has its own railway station and has good connectivity on the western railway network.
● By bus- There are buses plying to Jaisalmer via Highway No 15.
The summers are extremely hot and dry but Jaisalmer experiences mild winters. So the best time to visit the city would be sometime in the months of winter from November until March. During this time, you will be able to roam around the city freely and enjoy pleasant weather. But if you can withstand the dry heat, and want to avoid the crowd, you can go there during summers as well.
The Desert Festival is one of the most colorful events that happen in Jaisalmer. It is annual event that takes place in the month of February, so if you are interested in attending it, you can plan your visit around that time. It is celebrated three days prior to the full moon. It is an ecstatic celebration of life filled with energy, vitality, food, and music! The dry, arid region of Jaisalmer comes to life during these three days.
It is a spectacle to behold. Visitors get to see camel poloa, applaud camel races, gaze in awe at the gymnastic stunts performed on camel backs. After these competitions, other interesting events such as the Tug-of-War, turban tying, Border Security Force tattoo, Maru Shri etc
Jaisalmer is not just a city, it is an extravaganza of life itself. You will never have a boring moment here; hence it is not only the best place for family vacations, but also a great place to have an amazing time with your beloved on your honeymoon.Yes it is one of the best places to spend your honeymoon.
Jaisalmer boasts of a great history, amazing architectural marvels, colorful culture, and extremely hospitable people, enough to pay a visit!