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Jaisalmer Fort

* Famous for: History, Architecture, Photography.
* Tickets: 30 INR for Indians, 70 INR for other nationalities. 50 INR for still camera and 150 INR for videography.
* Opening Timings: Open all days (9 AM – 5 PM).
* Duration: 2-2.5 hours.

Jaisalmer Fort is famously known as Golden Fort of Rajasthan. It was constructed by Raja Jaisal, Rajput ruler in the year 1156 AD. It ranks amongst the largest forts in the world. The golden and yellow mixed sandstone offer magical look to the Fort. Rising from the desert sands like a mirage, the fort is a real sight with its 99 turrets during night. The Fort stands tall and proud displaying the magic of Rajasthani architecture.Get Free Quote

Things to Do around Jaisalmer Fort:

* Street shopping.
* Sampling cuisines in the many eateries.

Bada Bagh

* Famous for: History, Architecture, Photography, Gardens.
* Tickets: 50 INR for Indians and 100 INR for foreigners.
* Opening Timings: Open all days (9 AM – 6 PM).
* Duration: 45 min to 1 hour.

Bada Bagh means ‘Huge Garden’. Maharawal Jait Singh’s period saw its construction, which was in the beginning of 16th century. His son Lunakaran completed the construction after the death of his father. The garden served as a memorial where the nobles and their families were cremated. The garden offers a stunning view. The place is isolated. If you visit the place during sunrise and sunset, you are guaranteed of beautiful moments, which you cannot avoid clicking.Get Free Quote


* Famous for: History, Architecture, Photography.
* Tickets: 20 INR for Indians and 100 INR for other nationalities plus 50 INR for still camera and 100 INR for videography.
* Opening Timings: Open all days (9 AM – 5 PM).
* Duration: 1-1.5 hours.

Patwon-Ki-Haveli is located in the main city. It was built by a famous trader named Guman Chand and his sons. This massive five-storied construction has five intricately decorated huge suites. The large corridors and the decorated walls are excellent representations of the art form that prevailed. The entire construction is made of yellow sandstone. The grandeur and the architecture of the monument add immense value to the cultural heritage of the city. Out of the five havelis, one is converted into a museum. The third haveli houses the works of local craftsmen of the bygone era.Get Free Quote

Sam Sand Dunes

The Sam Sand Dunes in Rajasthan are easily the most stunning sites which should be visited around the stunning city of Jaisalmer. Present at about 40 kilometers away from Jaisalmer, the Sam Sand Dunes are popularly visited by all kinds of visitors for the soul-stirring experience that it offers right in the midst of the astounding Thar Desert. The spectacular dunes stretch for a length of about 2 kilometers and offer a breathtaking view with stress during the sunsets and sunrises. The location is quite popular for the varied activities which can be carried out. The camel rides and the stay overnight at one of the several beautiful tents which are put up there, complete the total experience of staying out at the vast desert under the starry sky. The local cultural programs which are arranged and the mouth-watering regional cuisine further add spice to the stay.Get Free Quote

Best Time to Visit

The cooler months of October to March are better to visit this location. But even in the hot summer, the temperature dips quickly after sunset. The months of February and March is when the festive spirit of the region catches on and some really good music and dance can be expected.Get Free Quote

Things to Do at Sam Sand Dunes:

* Desert Camping.
* Desert Safari.
* Paragliding and other adventure sports.
* Camel rides.
* A visit to the nearby Desert National Park and Sanctuary.

The Thar Heritage Museum

A small but charming and unique compilation of Jaisalmer’s history in the form of artifacts, coins, photographs of the earlier times and a historical collection of the city’s good old times is exhibited thoroughly in Thar Heritage museum. The snakes and ladders game is also an engaging one after a brief tour in this stunning museum. It is more of a private collection of Jaisalmer’s royal times and the owner here is also quite helpful as he guides you throughout the collection and telling the exact details of each historical artifact demonstrated.Get Free Quote

Best Time to Visit

The evening puppet show is a quaint one and the locals around also explore the museum during the twilight time. Rajasthan’s evenings are quite soothing and that’s why it is the idyllic time to discover this place and conclude your visit with the stunning puppet show.

Gadisar Lake

Gadisar Lake has been a landmark in the beautiful city of Jaisalmer. This lake has carried on the culture and heritage of this land in Rajasthan and is one of the most valuable assets that this city possesses. This lake was artificially built by the first Maharaja of this city – Raja Rawal Jaisal as a water conservation reservoir that would help the major water problems that his people were facing. This lake is so important to this city that surrounding the lake are many temples shrines and Ghats. One can see the beautiful and magnificent Jaisalmer Fort from this serene location. The lake is a wonderful place to come for a quiet and serene break from the daily hustle that one faces. During the winters this lake also sees some beautiful migratory birds as the Bharatpur bird sanctuary is close to it. This therefore is a great location for any bird watcher. This lake has an essence of Jaisalmer within it and missing this spot will not do justice to this beautiful city in Rajasthan.Get Free Quote

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit this place is during the months of October and March. The lake looks beautiful during the winter months and the scorching hear of the desert can be avoided. Also during these months one can find some amazing birds here that everyone cannot help but fall in love with.


Nathmal Ki Haveli was built by two Muslim jeweller brothers not stone carvers on the order of the then prime minister. The brothers started working on the opposite sides of the building which lead to a similar but non identical left and right side. Apart from its extraordinary outer carvings, this haveli is known for its beautiful interiors filled with paintings and equipped with modern facilities. An amalgamation of Islamic and Rajputana architecture, Nathmal Ki Haveli is well justified as being one of the most beautiful haveli in Jaisalmer.Get Free Quote

Jain Temples

Jaisalmer is subsumed by the golden sands of time that sparkles with memories and tales of valiant heroes, religious ascetics, beautiful princesses, conniving kings and clever ministers. The architecture of the city is a mere reflection of the barren beauty that surrounds it. The yellow sandstone that makes up the image of the Jaisalmer Fort emulates the environment it stands in. Inside this formidable structure stands the Jain temples. The Jain temples are a cluster of stories that are unravelled in stone. Stories that are narrated by the multiple sculptures, that cover every surface of the temple. These temples are the testaments of a philosophy that today, has taken the shape of a flourishing religion, that has taken roots in almost all parts of India.Get Free Quote

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit the area would be during spring or winter times. In the months of May, June and July the temperatures are skyrocketing. Touring the city during this time can be rather uncomfortable, with the noon being completely unbearable. If you are visiting the city during the summer season make sure to carry hats, sunglasses and water bottles.Get Free Quote

Salim Singh Ki Haveli

Salim Singh ki Haveli is one of the most well-known places in Jaisalmer and has been on the top of lists for being an amazing destination. This haveli is an architectural wonder and happens to have around 35 balconies. The haveli is structured in resemblance to the posture of a dancing peacock. The haveli is a landmark is the city of Jaisalmer and is a prime destination for every tourist. This 300-year-old piece of architecture is a piece of shear elegance and when built was way ahead of its times. These architectural feet are also known as the jahazmahal and even the rulers envied the shine of royal news that this haveli glittered all over the city. The marvellous blue cupola roof that this haveli had is just another reminder of how blissful this haveli was. But other than the elegance this haveli will also portray the shrewdness of Salim Shah. This place carries a lot of history and therefore is one place for History lovers to visit.

Best Time to Visit

Since Rajasthan is a hot state and Jaisalmer is almost desert the best time to visit this place would be between the months of October and March when the sun is not so harsh and the weather take away the bliss that this place has to offer.

Jaisalmer Camel Safari

In the Thar desert, in the northwest India, in a place where the exotism and color of the Indian cities meets the calm and hilly shape of the desert sands, the camels are moving. They do so for centuries. Their bosses have carried the goods along the Silk Road, have fed teeming populations, have walked over sands that bind cities, leaving behind the marks of the deep steps into a world of mystery and fantasy.The Indian epic texts gave the desert a name that linked it to religion and spices: Lavanasagara, the Salt Ocean, that was born on a distance from the River Sarasvati, one of the main rivers mentioned in the Rig Veda ancient Hindu texts.

Jaisalmer appears in the middle of the desert as a shining city of light, crowned by the unusual shape of the castle. The streets are crowded every day by the local merchants, the gypsy girls dancing in an undulating movements to the sound of a music emanating from the unusual strings and percussion instruments. Somewhere among them we can still hear the rawanhathha, a typical local guitar, with its unique sound that nowadays, only a few know how to play.The desert road is still crossed by many travellers and locals, making the Thar the most populous of the desert areas of the world, and camels roam through it with the lassitude of a rhythmic movement that soothes and charms as if an unseen force is imposing movement onto their long legs. Finding the correct balance on top of one of these animals is an exercise of calm and character. Should we learn to follow the dance of its body and soon we will be able to feel the hot desert wind wrapping around our hoair and ahead of us, we will just see the slow scrolling the sandy path leading to the horizon. This is the true magic of the desert.Get Free Quote

Knowing the Rajasthan is building an inner link with the Thar desert. You can't know the Rajasthan if you don't go through the three massive gates of the Jaisalmer castle sucessively following up a winding path that formerly served to prevent and deter enemy attacks.That's where we will be expecting you, to show you a little bit of the desert life, to let you know the feeling of falling asleep at night with your eyes on the stars. Along the pages of this website you will find some practical advice you should follow to get a unique experience that will remain in your memories far beyond the time of a simple trip. You can also see the routes we have chosen for you and decide which one is best suited to your group or your fantasy, within the time you have available.Get Free Quote

We also invite you to visit our photo gallery where you can get a first idea about what is, in fact, the desert and the lives of those who cross it daily. Princesses and Maharajas, have crossed it and have loved it. Now it's your turn.In Jaisalmer, we will wait for you.Get Free Quote

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