Unlike most destinations in India or even abroad, nightlife in Jaisalmer
is quite different in many ways. To a greater extent, it is about experiencing the rich culture and tradition of ‘the Golden City’. However, since the city has been recognised as one the most preferred Indian destinations among international travellers, the western influences on it cannot be ruled out.
On the one hand, there are bars and discos in the city to make your night happening, on the other hand, there are many options to soak in the rich culture of Jaisalmer
, experience Rajasthani hospitality at its best and peek into the life of the natives. The people of Jaisalmer
are friendly and welcoming; hence socialising with them can be a memorable experience.
In addition to food and drinks at popular bars and discotheques, Jaisalmer offers nightly entertainment in the form of folk dance and music performances. Sitting around bonfire, amid the vast expanse of sand dunes while enjoying folk performances until the late night is something you will cherish throughout your life. Below are a few conventional and contemporary options for adding some drama to your nights in Jaisalmer.
Desert Culture Centre & Museum
Near the beautiful Gadsisar Lake, Desert Culture Centre & Museum hosts puppet shows almost every evening. People of all ages can enjoy this traditional art form, which has been recorded as one of the oldest sources of entertainment in the history of Jaisalmer
. The puppet shows include recitation of folk tales by puppet masters, wherein colourfully attired puppets play the role of legendry characters. The sword and folk dances performed by these puppets is a pure bliss to watch.
Sam Sand Dunes
In case you want to feel the charm of “Arabian Nights”, then you can be a part of desert nights at Sam Sand Dunes. The evening entertainment scene here is about enjoying spellbinding folk dances and traditional music performances. Moreover, you can sit around the campfire and savour authentic Rajasthani fare.
Built and decorated in traditional style, the prominent Nachana Haveli – an imperial haveli-turned-hotel – can be visited to enjoy an array of Rajasthani tribal dances in the evening. The performers are usually women in traditional attire that perform on folk music. Ghoomar, Kacchi Ghodi and Chari are the popular dances that you can enjoy here. A few of these dance forms also involve the act of pot balancing.
You can end a busy day of sightseeing or activities with a drink or two along with great food in a relaxing ambience at the well-known Mirage Hotel. Occasionally, live music performances are also held at the hotel’s bar during late evening hours.
Set inside Hotel Brys Fort, Incredible Discotheque is a popular club in the city, which is known for its amazing interiors and also for its wide collection of exotic whiskies, wines and cocktails. To boost up your spirit, you can unwind here with a drink of your choice while listening to some great music.
Choose from an array of Jaisalmer packages available online, so as to make the most of your vacation in the Golden City.