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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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2-3 Days
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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 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.

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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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  • Bada Bagh In Jaisalmer

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  • Jaisalmer Fort In Jaisalmer

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Things To Do In Jaisalmer

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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

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  • Boating In Gadisar Lake

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  • Camel Safari In Jaisalmer

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How To Reach Jaisalmer

Read about the best & quickest routes to save time & money, as suggested by our travelers

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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    Harish Kalia

    Sector 67

    Harish's 4 days trip to Jaisalmer

    It was a very good trip of ours. Everything was smooth and perfect. Only the hotel provided to us in Jaipur that is Fern residency was not upto the mark , the main problem we faced over there was the room comfort means rooms were smaller than that which was provided to us in Ajmer. Rest all like the driver and the agent were very good.

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    Sonal Jain

    Mumbai

    Sonal's 5 days trip to Jaisalmer

    It was a good trip . Everything was nice. Only the problem we had was with the driver. Firstly all the time we need to pay for his food which was not informed to us and after that what all places we want to cover he didn't listen to us properly. So far for us the agent was nice only the suggestion for him from our side is that only to provide the driver who should be cooperative enough especially when the group is there on the tour.

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    Oviya Jayaseelsn

    Bengaluru

    Oviya's 4 days trip to Jaisalmer

    It was our family trip . And it was a good experience of ours. Only the issue we had was with the driver that too the language barrier was there anyhow the driver was really very nice and cooperative but we don't know Hindi and so he can't understand what we are trying to say ,so most of the time we have to call our agent and ask him to translate. So, a suggestion from my end for the agent is only that specially for the South Indian travellers they can provide those driver so can understand the a little bit of English . Rest our agent was nice and very supportive throughout our trip.

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    Chaitra Muddaiah

    Bengaluru

    Chaitra's 5 days trip to Jaisalmer

    Everything was nice. The hotels were decent and driver was having a good behaviour towards us. The hotel issue happened was with the hotel that was provided to us in Jaipur and later driver took us to wrong camp in Jaisalmer. All these things have been resolved by the agent on the trip itself. So, quite happy with the service. Only that if these minor issues would not been happened that this would have been an amazing trip of ours.

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    Varshanaik

    Bengaluru

    Varshanaik's 5 days trip to Jaisalmer

    It was a really well planned trip. Everything was nice, the driver was friendly with us. So, It was an amazing trip of ours.

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    Rajib Kumar Paul

    Kolkata

    Rajib's 6 days trip to Jaisalmer

    I did almost 6 trips with Travel Triangle. So, there were many good points but also some issues or problems were there were travel triangle team and agent should work upon. 1- Regarding driver , all the trips driver was really nice . Experienced enough to guide but in Rajasthan one the driver was consistently busy on call. Anyhow he was driving very safely but than also for the safety basis , it was not correct. 2- In Rajasthan, while in a way he asked us to allow his brother to pick him up . We didn't say anything to him but later we discussed this with the agent and asked the driver to drop his brother and not repeat it. So, this should also not be happening because everyday we hear so much news so she should not be done. 3- The guide which was provided to us didn't make us cover those areas where guide's were not allowed to enter. Because of this , we didnt able to see Udaipur palace and some places. 4- Lastly to agent, i just want to say that they should do some research about the places , written in the itinerary or like to inform the timings and all . To travel triangle want to say should provide some privilage to the travellers who have been with them for almost 6 trips like some points or discount should be given. Rest all was perfect Hotel was really nice, the driver was having a good behaviour towards us and the agent of ours was really supportive.

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    Kamlesh Nitwal

    Delhi airport

    Kamlesh's 5 days trip to Jaisalmer

    Everything with the trip was really nice. The agent has planned everything properly.

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    RAKESH KUMAR

    Udaipur

    Rakesh's 3 days trip to Jaisalmer

    It was very good trip. Agent has managed it really very well and also if there were any minor issues , the agent respond to us immediately and resolve that on the spot.

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    Mannat Motwani

    Thane

    Mannat's 4 days trip to Jaisalmer

    The experience was fine . The stay was really nice in Udaipur. Only the problem was with the cab, Although the driver was nice but specially in July when Ac don't was is a big problem. The agent anyhow chanced the cab but just for 1 day another day we got the same cab with AC problem.

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    SUSHIL PATIL

    Vadodara

    Sushil's 3 days trip to Jaisalmer

    It was an amazing trip. The cab and the driver both were really nice. Only the location and meal quality was not upto the mark.

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    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 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.

    If you are planning to spend 2 days in Jaisalmer then you can cover all the sightseeing places in half-day like Jaisalmer Fort, Jain temples etc. and keep other half to enjoy the sand dunes tour. If you want, you can enjoy a night stay here. Another day, shopping and local food at Jaisalmer can be enjoyed along with some other sightseeing.

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