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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Sep - Mar

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About Golden City, Jaisalmer

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.


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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.

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    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.

    This adventure sport literally makes your dream of flying up in the air come true. The duration of...

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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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    • Trip to Jaisalmer

      Excellent tour of Rajasthan with ethnic hotel accommodation and good food. Stay at desert camp at Jaisalmer.
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      GAUTAM GHOSH

      Kolkata, 3 months ago

    • Trip to Jaisalmer

      >Overall we had a good trip with some issues here and there. >Our agent "Shrinath" from AsiaGo Travles was helpful. He arranged us a complimentary breakfast at Ashapurna Hotel in Jaipur. >Our cab driver was always on time. >The food at "Hotel Radhika" at Jaisalmer was amazing.
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      Swapnil Gupta

      Mumbai, 4 months ago

    • Trip to Jaisalmer

      I traveled to Rajasthan with my family in Feb 2019. The trip was customised as per my requirements and we didn't faced any issues during the 8 days trips. Although I have suggested options for hotel stay however Mr. Neeraj helped us in selecting the right one and my stay in all the 4 locations was excellent. Site seeing was well managed, thanks to our driver Mr. Sunil. A regular check by Neeraj during the trip is well appreciated. Overall a very nice and memorable experience. Although we enjoyed all the locations but Jaisalmer the golden City was simply awesome. In Sam desert, from staying in tent, enjoying the local food and cultural dance to Camel safari and dune bashing...it's momerable.
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      Krishna Prasad

      Navi mumbai, 4 months ago

    • Trip to Jaisalmer

      Fantastic and fabulous Jaisalmer sand dunes was the best, everyone should visit their.
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      Sethsakshi

      Jaipur, 4 months ago

    • Trip to Jaisalmer

      Hotel at Jodhpur was not so good. Hotel at Jaisalmer (Radhika Hotel) was worst. No cleanliness, no professionalism. Surprised to know it is three star hotel. I never saw such type of worst service in my life.
      Bh

      Bhingarevandana

      Mumbai, 4 months ago

    • Trip to Jaisalmer

      Mr. Rakesh from Mudgil Travel has planned a perfect tour as per my requirement. Hotels were good at all 3 locations - Udaipur, Jodhpur & Jaisalmer. Also Tent at Sam Sand Dunes was awesome. Nice arrangement with Cab. Everything went well till the last day. Just on last day during drop at Railway station, driver Mr. Prakash was rude.
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      Jiten Waghela

      Mumbai, 4 months ago

    • Trip to Jaisalmer

      Trip to Jodhpur and Jaisalmer arranged by Tripsailer.com was good. I stayed for 4 days 3 Nights. Can service was the best. He showed us all the places and guided well. Hotels in Jodhpur and Jaisalmer wer good apart from food. Food were not well. Sultan Camp at Sam Sand dunes was the best part. Food not good but best of the traditional Cultural program in night. Jeep & Camel Safari was the best part of my tour. Enjoyed the Trip.
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      Prince Khan

      New delhi, 4 months ago

    • Trip to Jaisalmer

      Best services, hotel and cab provided by tourpedia... Looking forward to book again for future Rajasthan trip with tourpedia and highly recommended for everyone to opt tourpedia ... Jaisalmer - golden city trip was very delightful i.e Sam sand dunes, camp stay, night dj , camel Safari , Jeep Safari . Wanted to have more of adventure or activity type trip which we found out in jaisalmer and kuldhara village, bhangarh fort
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      Manas Majhi

      Jaipur, 5 months ago

    • Trip to Dubai

      Day one - Desert Safari was too good in a closed land cruiser. Bike riding in desert was a fun, but the cost was on higher side. Dinner and entertainment show was pathetic. Never ever go for dinner. better to stick till Desert safari. Free inclusion like camel ride, tattoo/heena etc. was just a lollypop . The dinner was being severed like we would have been beggars. I recommend to go to Jaisalmer to feel the royal hospitality and tasty food. Day two - Abudhabi Trip - Driver was late by 50 minutes. He took us to heritage village and ask us to come back in 15 minutes. It was a place where 15 minutes were not enough. we took 1 hour and he said not you will have lesser time for Ferrari world. Same thing happened at Grand Mosque as well. At Ferrari world he dropped us at 1500 hours and asked us to come back at 1800 hours otherwise he will left us there itself. (What a behavior). We could not have all the rides and fund and Ferrari world and comeback at 1800 hours but driver came at 1820. We paid for our trip and could not enjoy. Day Three - Dhow Cruise - we got the cruise named Monalisa hosted by Sardarji. This was the best experience. it was a nice cruise and the food was very-very good. Really like it Day four - Half day city tour was ok. Dubai mall is no doubt a big mall and nice place to visit just to sake of visiting. Otherwise you can have several malls in India as well. Burj Khalifa - going at the top - though i requested for a time slot of 1830 hours but it was not taken care and we were given the slot of 2000 hours. From the top you can see the city. but going in a day light would have better. The light show when you are standing at the bottom of Burj Khalifa was awesome. our guide tour/drivers were good except the one who took us to Abu Dhabi.
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      Srikant Taneja

      Delhi, 5 months ago

    • Trip to Jaisalmer

      Excellent and trip was very memorable. The Jaisalmer hotel was pathetic, no food no room service nothing.
      AB

      Amrita Bisht

      New delhi, 5 months ago

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    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.  

     

    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.

     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 has a number of luxury options to offer tourists looking to have a really special experience. There a fw 5 star hotels and resorts in and around Jaisalmer. There is also The Serai Luxury Desert Camp among the dunes with all the luxuries that one can imagine. The Palace on Wheels Rajasthan tour also spends a day in Jaisalmer.

    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.

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