Jaisalmer Desert Camel Safari

Jaisalmer Tourism, Rajasthan

Explore the paradise of desert and its magnificent architectural marvels in the Golden City of Jaisalmer
Tourism in Jaisalmer

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About Jaisalmer Tourism

In the proud desert city, Jaisalmer tourism provides visitors an opportunity to take a glimpse into the past glories of the region. A tour to the city of Jaisalmer boasts a unique experience and definitely something one has to undertake when traveling in India. Situated in the heart of the Thar Desert, it is an ideal destination to witness natural beauty of the desert. The interesting part of the tour of the Golden City is that Sonar Quila, one of the prominent tourist attractions, is a living fort where hundreds of people still inhabit.

Besides sightseeing of major attractions, such as Fort Rajwada, Sam Sand Dunes, Jaisalmer Fort and many more, tourists can also indulge themselves in dune bashing, jeep safari, and camel safari for a thrilling experience.

Places to Visit in Jaisalmer

Covered in golden sand and dotted with Jain temples, lakes, castles and palaces clad in the sandstones of golden yellowish colour, the Golden City, Jaisalmer is a desert town. Set off for a tour to this astonishing place in Rajasthan, and grab a chance to explore the wondrous sites that leave every traveller spellbound, and beguile them to extend their sojourn.

With Jaisalmer Fort standing as a crown atop the city, here are plenty of attractions to savour that can make the journey unforgettable.

Jaisalmer Fort

A huge yellow sandstone fortification, Jaisalmer Fort is also known as the Golden Fort or Sonar Quila. Come to visit this attraction for its architectural wonder which is a great example of the rich heritage of the country. What’s more? With two canon points located within the fort let tourists enjoy a panoramic view of the city.

Gadisar Lake

Constructed as a water conservation tank in the 14th century, Gadisar Lake is one of the best places to visit during the sightseeing tour of the city. Encompassing numerous temples, including the Krishna Temple, the lake also boasts many experiences like boating and bird watching to cherish.

Patwon Ki Haveli

Nestled in a narrow street, Patwon ki Haveli is a beautifully carved palace in Jaisalmer. A cluster of five grandiose havelis, this attraction is an intricate architecture that has managed to maintain fine wall paintings, archways, gateways, and astonishing jharokhas till date.

Besides the above mentioned attractions, tourists are also recommended to visit Salim Singh ki Haveli, Tanot Mata Temple, Mandir Palace along with some other places that are astonishing. Extending many millennia through history, a trip to Jaisalmer can take travelers on a journey through time. The Aakal or Wood Fossil Park just outside the city is a site where the geological evidence of events that happened millions of years earlier can be observed. A Jaisalmer city tour takes one through the age of the proud Rajputs and the establishment of a faith like Jainism.

Things to Do in Jaisalmer

Besides exploring the spiritual heritage sites, visiting historical monuments, and enjoying some peaceful moments along lakes, the golden city also has a treat for adventurous souls.

Dune Bashing

Considered as the popular sport activity of the Gulfs and the Arabs, dune bashing can be best enjoyed in the Thar Desert in a four-wheel drive. With stretches of sweeping dunes, one can hop on an excursion to Sam Sand Dunes, and enjoy dune bashing in Jaisalmer for a thrilling experience.

Parasailing

Sailing above the desert of Jaisalmer, tourists can enjoy panoramic views of the golden city while partaking in the activity of parasailing. To have a pleasing experience, it is advised to opt for an early morning or evening slot of the activity.

Camel Safari

One of the most preferred activity in the desert of Jaisalmer, the exotic camel safari leave people with an experience to be cherished forever. To make the most of their camel ride, tourists can choose to navigate through markets and architectural marvels.  

Apart from sightseeing and adventure activities, a tour to Jaisalmer has a treat for foodies. With various eateries serving local delicacies to experience the taste of Rajasthan like kachoris and samosas, readily available alcohol, bhang and much more, here is a wholesome and complete experience awaiting. Moreover, in this city of royalty, royal luxuries are not hard to find either. Luxury stays including a desert camp are available throughout the place for tourists.

With such a wide variety of experiences available, if one is looking for an experience in Rajasthan that relates to sand dunes, camels, and royalty, then a holiday in Jaisalmer is absolutely perfect for them. If you like Indian culture and traditions, its aesthetic richness, then visiting Jaisalmer or any other city in Rajasthan would be the perfect option for you as it is really an admirable city with so much to offer you and tell you about the rich Indian culture and traditions. The sand dunes tour in Jaisalmer where you will be served with the most relishing Rajasthani cuisine, exotic experience of camel safari and admiring the sunset views is what acts like a cherry on the cake on this trip to Jaisalmer. So, visit this colorful and enchanting city of Jaisalmer to enjoy the best days of your life. 

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Places To Visit In Jaisalmer

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  • Sam Sand Dunes In Jaisalmer

    Sam Sand Dunes in Jaisalmer is the favorite tourist spot in the whole of Jaisalmer. Tourists can enjoy jeep safari, camel rides, musical dance program, and more here. Sam Sand Dunes in Jaisalmer are located on the outskirts of Jaisalmer city, at a distance of about 40 km. This desert looks very much like the Sahara Desert w...

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  • Gadisar Lake In Jaisalmer

    Gadisar Lake in Jaisalmer is one of the most famous tourist spots located on the outskirts of the Golden City.

    Gadisar Lake History

    It is an artificial water reservoir, which was built by Maharaja Gadi Singh in the year 1400, and was named after him only. The lake is surrounded by numerous temples, the most popular bei...

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  • Salim Singh Ki Haveli in Jaisalmer

    Udaipur has lakes, Jaipur has forts, and Jaisalmer has havelis to be proud of. The narrow lanes of Old Jaisalmer lead to magnificent havelis. If the breathtaking Jaisalmer Fort attracts travelers to the city, it is the charm of havelis in Jaisalmer that keeps them here.

    History of Salim Singh Ki Haveli

    Built in 1815, Sali...

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  • Bada Bagh In Jaisalmer

    A magnificent unkempt garden located around 5 kms away from the city of Jaisalmer, Bada Bagh is one of the most frequently visited attractions. Decked with a plethora of 'chatris' or cenotaphs of the Maharajas of this region, this attraction takes visitors back to the royal era. Come here, and grab a chance to savor the ser...

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  • Jaisalmer Fort In Jaisalmer

    Jaisalmer Fort is one of the world’s largest forts. It is an architectural marvel, that was built in the year 1156 AD by the Rajput king Rao Jaisal, after whom the city of Jaisalmer is named. Interestingly, about 3000 people are living in the periphery of the fort.  Jaisalmer Fort is also known as Sonar Quila. It lies about...

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Things To Do In Jaisalmer

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  • Paramotoring In Jaisalmer

    Paramotoring in Jaisalmer is yet another pulsating adventure sport to indulge in during your Rajasthan trip. This is a motor-powered parasailing sport, which offers breathtaking views of the golden sand dunes from the sky.

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  • Quad Biking In Jaisalmer

    Biking sure has little adventures, but nothing beats the thrilling experience that Quad Biking in Jaisalmer offers. This off-road adventure activity lets you map the dunes yourself, after being guided by trained professionals. A desert safari in Jaisalmer is one of the most popular things to do in Rajasthan. On a desert saf...

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  • Dune Bashing In Jaisalmer

    There’s no better way to calm your adrenaline rush and witness the beauty of the desert than doing Dune Bashing in Jaisalmer. It lets you unleash the adventurer within while taking you on a roller coaster of exceptional experiences. 

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  • Boating In Gadisar Lake

    The Gadisar Lake is one of the top most popular attractions in Jaisalmer. While a visit to the lake is enough to soothe your mind, boating here is one thing that will make your experience even more blissful. It’s a perfect activity to indulge in, especially for nature admirers, photography enthusiasts, and experience seeker...

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  • Camel Safari In Jaisalmer

    The Camel Safari in Jaisalmer is one experience without which your Rajasthan trip would be incomplete. Taking you to popular and lesser-known places, Camel Safari is one adventure that you must undertake to explore the unknown face of the stunning golden city. The experience of a Camel Safari Jaisalmer is both thrilling a...

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How To Reach Jaisalmer

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By Air

Wondering how to reach Jaisalmer by air? The Golden City currently does not have an airport that civilian flights land at and therefore is not directly accessible by air. The nearest airport is Jodhpur Airport, which is well connected to the other major airports in the country. Reaching Jaisalmer directly from Jodhpur airport involves getting a cab from the airport itself. Travelers can either get a private or prepaid cab. They are available but are fairly expensive as it’s a 5-6 hour journey by road.<readmore> The nearest international airport is Delhi which is connected to most of the countries in the world. Flights from important Indian cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, and Chennai to Jodhpur are quite frequent as well.

By Train

Jaisalmer is well connected to most of the cities by train and there are multiple options for travelers traveling from anywhere in India. There are direct trains going to Jaisalmer or passing through Jaisalmer from cities like Jodhpur, Jaipur, Delhi, Mumbai, and even Kolkata among many others. There are three trains that travel daily between Jodhpur and Jaisalmer, for those looking to travel within Rajasthan. There are also 4 trains that travel from Delhi straight to Jaisalmer, with two leaving every day and one being a superfast train.<readmore> In terms of trains, there is also the luxury Palace on Wheels experience that begins in Delhi before going through the important cities of Rajasthan, including Jaisalmer.

By Road

There are two options when going to Jaisalmer by road, one is by bus and the other is to drive yourself. Bus services to Jaisalmer are available from all major cities in Rajasthan like Jodhpur and Jaipur. There are no direct buses from Delhi but you can switch buses in Jaipur and continue your journey from there to reach Jaisalmer from Delhi. The distance from Jodhpur to Jaisalmer by road can be covered in 6 to 7 hours. It may take up to 15 hours to travel from Delhi to Jaisalmer via cab.

The other option is to drive to Jaisalmer and it’s probably a good idea to stop at Jaipur or Ajmer on the way. The distances from some of the cities to Jaisalmer are Jodhpur - 235 kilometers, Jaipur - 559 kilometers, Delhi - 768 kilometers, Mumbai - 1065 kilometers. Driving from Jaipur and Jodhpur is fine but coming all the way from Delhi and Mumbai is only recommended for seasoned drivers or riders as this is a long road.

Being the shorter trip of the two, while coming from Delhi, it is a good idea to take a halt in either Ajmer or Jodhpur as these lie somewhere in the middle of the route.<readmore> While coming from Mumbai, there are two routes available. Both routes are the same till Vadodara, then the more common, the shorter route goes by Gandhinagar and straight through Palanpur and Barmer. The slightly longer route is going via Jodhpur which is ideal if travelers want to pass through and spend some time in another of Rajasthan’s wonderful cities.

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    Purushottam Bhumre

    Mumbai

    Purushottam's 5 days trip to Jaisalmer

    I would like to thank you for helping me successfully plan and execute my vacation to Jaipur and Udaipur including mount Abu. Thanks to carlo travels and specially Abhishek. Overall it was a good trip. We had a great time. All the hotels were quite good. Specially Liked the ambience and view at mount abu hotel Sudhir new. The driver was quite good in driving but has few issues at Udaipur second day. The first driver was also trying to wrap up for the day too early. Driver at udaipur city on first day always try to refuse to going to that place. Thank god he has sent his brother on next day he(Kishan) was very helpful in mount abu sightseeing. Overall it was a wonderful trip from start to end, everything was organised very nicely. Thanks to Carlos travels

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    Lakshmi Balaji

    Hyderabad

    Lakshmi's 5 days trip to Jaisalmer

    The cab & driver organised by Unique trip maker was very good. Shabbir knew all the routes in and out, He was very punctual, polite & friendly. Good that we opted a single cab for the entire trip, It helped us cover all the places we wanted to visit as per our convenience.

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    Vibhor Mamgain

    Delhi

    Vibhor's 5 days trip to Jaisalmer

    It was really great experience all the hotels were awesome kingsland help as at every movement cab driver are also nice. whole trip was nice we enjoyed lot . Thanks to Kingsland Team

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    Mayuri Bhurangi

    Pune

    Mayuri's 4 days trip to Jaisalmer

    It was a great experience from love Yatra Team.

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    Andiraghu

    Vasai

    Andiraghu's 5 days trip to Jaisalmer

    Overall experience was seamless. Flextates did their job right. Both the hotels eventually turned out to be good as Udaipur’s property earlier we were not happy with but then we got a choice from Flextates and they visited us also to address the concerns. Good Customer Service. But only thing went out of their control was driver since they had hired someone locally and we had 3 drivers in overall trip. 2nd one who was in Jaipur was missguided us and shared wrong information on timings of the monuments, markets etc. He even asked us not to go to Ajmer and Pushker which was included in the package. This part if Flextates could have managed properly then I would have given excellent feedback. Jaipur is very nice and clean city but very much commercial. We loved Udaipur but. Very nice weather, places and had excellent experience. Overall trip was memorable.

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    Suhasini Gopal

    Bengaluru

    Suhasini's 6 days trip to Jaisalmer

    Sightseeing - Cab was clean and driver Vijay ji helped us a lot during sightseeing especially by letting us know what to buy i.e. approx cost of a product..etc. 1. Stay at Rising Sun retreat (Mt. Abu), AR Excellency (Jodhpur) was comfortable. AR excellency staffs were polite. 2. Welcome Desert Camp (Jaisalmer) receptionist had a very adamant attitude. Apart from the complimetaries he informed us about the jeep safari into deserts costing 2500/- for which we asked him to reduce a little, he denied saying highly impossible. So, we had to opt for alternate jeep safari which we got at 1600/-. When the Welcome Desert camp guy came to know about this he was ready to reduce to 1000k suddenly! Basically, he tried to loot us with extra charge which is saddening. Later on, his behavior totally changed in negative way with us.

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    Bala

    Chennai

    Bala's 7 days trip to Jaisalmer

    I chose the places I wanted to visit and had it included in itinerary. When we arrived there, the cab driver was complaining of lack of time to complete local city tour (which we were not interested a lot). I contacted Kingsland and they heard me and coordinated with the driver to take us to the places we wanted. Apart from that, the hotels were nice and comfortable. Their representative called me everyday to keep track of my trip status and also solve out any location visits. Overall, it was a great trip.. Thanks for the constant tracking and excellent customer experience..

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    Komarlu Chandrashekar

    Bengaluru

    Komarlu's 5 days trip to Jaisalmer

    I would like to thank you for helping me successfully plan and execute my vacation to Jodhpur and Udaipur. Loved the stay, the cab and driver provided. The driver (Harish) was polite and helped us with restaurants and also suggested us if we needed a guide or not. He was very well aware of the attractions and the best timings to visit them. Special thanks to Vishal for helping me plan the trip thoroughly and being patient each time I had a change. I would like to thank you for helping me successfully plan and execute my vacation to Jodhpur and Udaipur. Loved the stay, the cab and driver provided. The driver (Harish) was polite and helped us with restaurants and also suggested us if we needed a guide or not. He was very well aware of the attractions and the best timings to visit them. Special thanks to Vishal for helping me plan the trip thoroughly and being patient each time I had a change.

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    Ramgopal BS

    Bengaluru

    Ramgopal's 7 days trip to Jaisalmer

    Good execution of the itinerary. Helpful and tourist friendly at all hotels .

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    Sandipan Sikdar

    Kolkata

    Sandipan's 9 days trip to Jaisalmer

    The trip was well planned and organised. All the hotels were quite good. There are few rooms of improvement. The driver was quite good in driving but has few issues. The first driver was also trying to wrap up for the day too early. We had to tell him specifically where to go, otherwise he just wanted to go back to hotel at the earliest. He was always reluctant to take us for any shopping. Whenever we asked him about the shopping market, most of the days he said "yaha utna achha koi market nahi hai" and later we had to talk to the locals to get the information. We had to tell him specifically every day for the places to shop. The last day we got a new driver, who did not wear his uniform and due to that the police had stopped us twice which took more than 30 mins. Also we asked the driver to take us to a sweet shop on the last day and he agreed, but took us directly to the airport, 2.30 hrs before the flight time. All over the trip was well managed and a memorable one. I give a 4 out of 5 Star

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    FAQ's of Jaisalmer

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    The best way to reach Jaisalmer is by train, as the train station is connected to most major cities in the country. The airport in Jaisalmer is a military airport and thus only accepts chartered flights. If coming by air, the closest airport is in Jodhpur from where you can take a cab. If driving from Delhi, taking a stop in Jaipur or Ajmer is recommended.

     

    Backpacking budgets are usually not that large as convenience gives way to luxury. Jaisalmer has a number of hostels available with beds on rent for people to stay starting as low as Rs. 300 a night. The cost of the sightseeing and relatively cheap food combined, a backpacker can see everything that Jaisalmer has to offer in roughly Rs. 2000- Rs. 2500.

    The Desert Festival takes place in Jaisalmer's sand dunes every year in the month of February 3 days before the full moon. It is celebrated in remembrance of a prophecy having come true with the establishment of the kingdom of Rawal Jaiswal in the 12th Century. It is a festival full of color with a lot of different camel related activities like camel polo and camel races taking place among other activities. It lasts for three days.  

     Jaisalmer has an abundance of temples that are fairly ancient and known fo their carvings and sculptures. It is home to the very big Jain temples constructed in the 12th century. Also famous is the Tanot Mata temple, some 2 hours away, which is unique as it is said that during the 1965 war with Pakistan, enemy troops dropped a number of bombs on the temple yet all of them missed the target.

    Jaisalmer is one of the best cities in Rajasthan. The city is known for its lavish Havelis, forts, intricate Jain temples, and the incredible sand dunes as it lies to the far end of Thar Desert. The desert safari is ne of the most striking things to do in Jaisalmer along with shopping and dining.

    The best and the most ideal time to visit Jaisalmer is from November to February when the climate is pleasant to enjoy the desert activities. It is not advisable to visit Jaisalmer in the summer season as the scorching heat of the sun during this season won’t let you enjoy any of the activities.

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