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Things To Do In Jaisalmer

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

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Sep - Mar



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Top Things To Do Jaisalmer

Being a major attraction for tourists, there are a number of things to do in Jaisalmer. A must visit spot in India and Rajasthan, travelers from all across the country and indeed, the world, flock here in great numbers every year. Although the biggest pull of Jaisalmer are the unique sights that cannot be observed anywhere else as there are a number of things to do in Jaisalmer all round the year. The desert itself should be given a whole extra two days for exploration.

The harsh beauty of the dunes outside Jaisalmer houses a veritable catalog of activities. From the basic camel safaris through the dunes, to the more intense jeep safaris, travelers can witness the beauty of the desert and the countryside with its small villages and their harsh yet austere existence.<readmore> If tourists are looking for things to do in Jaisalmer at night, these safaris offer that option as well, with night safaris providing a completely different perspective on these journies through the desert. This experience can be completed by camping at one of the camping facilities and spending the night under the stars as the nomads once did.


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Paramotoring In Jaisalmer


 Sam Sand Dunes, Jaisalmer - 345001

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 sa...

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The famous adventure activity in Jaisalmer
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Quad Biking In Jaisalmer


 Sam Sand Dunes, Jaisalmer - 345001

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...

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Feel the adrenaline rush as you enjoy dune bashing in Jaislamer
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Dune Bashing In Jaisalmer


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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 co...

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Experience boating in Gadisar Lake
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Boating In Gadisar Lake


Near Tillonki Gate, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, 345001

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 bl...

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Enjoy a journey into the sand dunes of Jaisalmer on Camel back
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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.

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What is the best way to get to 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.

What are options for luxury in Jaisalmer?

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.

Are there any religious or holy places near Jaisalmer?

 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.

What should the budget for a trip to Jaisalmer be while backpacking?

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.

Are there any festivals in Jaisalmer across the year?

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.  

Best Things To Do Jaisalmer

For the slightly more adventurous travelers who're looking forward to experiencing the thrill, the option to enjoy dune bashing, and parasailing over the beautiful sands is also a tantalizing option. The opportunity to go quad biking is another exciting option. There are also adventure activities like body zorbing, and archery available for children. These are all desert related activities and as such, should be explored by people looking for things to do in Jaisalmer in December and January as winter is the best time to enjoy this region.

For any lovers of nature and wildlife looking for things to do in Jaisalmer, the nearby Desert National Park is a must visit. Holding within itself an opportunity to observe the unique ecosystem of the Thar desert, this national park provides something different from all the others found in India. Home to a large number of migratory bird species, it also has a fair number of the endangered Great Indian Bustards, a magnificent bird. The National Park also boasts a number of fossils, the oldest of which date back to roughly 180 million years ago. These include fossils of dinosaurs as well.<readmore>

If there are any tourists that want to enjoy the city and not venture too far out, there is nothing to fear as there are two museums visits in the city for those looking to stay entrenched in Jaisalmer’s rich history. Rajasthani cultural evenings can be experienced at multiple venues in the city as well. And if people happen to be in Jaisalmer around February, then participating in the festivities of the Desert Festival will round off a comprehensive list of the top things to do in Jaisalmer. The festival offers a number of unique experiences and insight into the Rajasthani culture. Camel races and local art forms like the dance forms like the Kalbelia dance can be witnessed at this spectacle. Tourists who are so inclined can even participate in the best mustache contest that is a part of the festival.