Essential Information About Jaisalmer
Explore the paradise of desert and its magnificent architectural marvels in the Golden City of Jaisalmer
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Essential Information About Jaisalmer
Tourists visiting the city need some essential information on Jaisalmer before embarking upon their journey through this beautiful place. As a tourist attraction, it has much to offer and the same is true of the city itself. From what food to eat and where, to the common modes of transport within, here are a few essential facts about Jaisalmer to guide you.
Food in Jaisalmer:
From the streets to the restaurants, Jaisalmer has a wide variety of food to offer visitors. Mixed in with the local favorites are some of the new restaurants that offer traditional cuisines as well. However, some of the dishes that one cannot leave Jaisalmer without trying are kadhi pakoda, pyaz ki kachori, gate ki sabzi, laal maas, ker sangri, and of course, dal bati choorma. For those with a sweet tooth, lassi, bhang, and panchdhari laddoos from Dhanraj Ranmal Bhatia Sweets which is one of Jaisalmer’s famous sweets shops are not to be missed.
Weather in Jaisalmer:
The weather in Jaisalmer usually depends on the season that is going on at that time. During summer the temperature can go from anywhere between 24-degree Celsius to 45-degree Celsius. Temperatures in the summer can even go up to 50-degree Celsius. In winter, this spectrum changes and the temperature is between 5-degree Celsius to 26-degree Celsius. It is usually dry in Jaisalmer except in the brief monsoon when it can get humid for a little while just after the rains.
Local Customs in Jaisalmer:
The local language of Jaisalmer is the local Rajasthani language. However, mostly everyone speaks Hindi as well and due to the large number of tourists, English is understood in the most frequented tourist spots as well. One of the other important aspects of local culture is the Jaisalmer festival that takes place every year. Known as the Desert festival, it lasts for 3 days and many local aspects of Rajasthani culture, like the local art forms, turban tying and camel racing are showcased and explored.
Shopping in Jaisalmer:
There are a number of things that tourists can pick up in Jaisalmer. This includes mirror work embroidered garments and carpets, blankets, oil lamps, colorful fabrics, wooden artifacts, silk textiles, and silver jewelry. Basically, it is an ideal place to shop for typical Rajasthani products. One of the main marketplaces in Jaisalmer to pick up souvenirs and trinkets is Bhatia Bazaar, where tourists can shop to their heart’s content. Haggling is advised as prices quoted to tourists can get fairly ridiculous.<readmore>
Traveling within Jaisalmer:
While travelling within the city, auto rickshaws are one of the primary modes of available transport. During tourist season, it can be tricky to deal with auto drivers as the rates they charge are decided by them and a little bit of haggling is advisable. It is also a good idea to have a tourist map of Jaisalmer so as to make sure that tourists do not get taken for a ride. The other options for travelling within the city include both cycling and walking. Cabs are also available on rent and hire, however these tend to be fairly expensive.
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Harish's 4 days trip to JaisalmerIt 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.
Sonal's 5 days trip to JaisalmerIt 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.
Oviya's 4 days trip to JaisalmerIt 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.
Chaitra's 5 days trip to JaisalmerEverything 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.
Varshanaik's 5 days trip to JaisalmerIt 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's 6 days trip to JaisalmerI 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.
Kamlesh's 5 days trip to JaisalmerEverything with the trip was really nice. The agent has planned everything properly.
Rakesh's 3 days trip to JaisalmerIt 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.
Mannat's 4 days trip to JaisalmerThe 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.
Sushil's 3 days trip to JaisalmerIt 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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