About Jaisalmer City Tour

The sepia toned picture of Rajasthan painted with the golden hues of Thar Desert defines the brilliant beauty of Jaisalmer. Established by Rawal Jaisal, a Bhati Rajput King in the year 1156, Jaisalmer is a gilded crown of this colourful state. The imposing legacy of the Sonar Qila or Jaisalmer Fort rises out of the desert haze as a magnificent sandstone ramparts and bastions wrapped in yellow hues. One needs the ship of the desert, camels to explore the deserts of Jaisalmer in deep. Overnight camping in winter months is also a popular attraction of the city, where the nights come alive with the folk traditions and performances from the heart of Rajasthan. However, a tour to Jaisalmer is incomplete without a visit to royal cenotaphs and medieval Havelis or luxurious mansions.

Jaisalmer Tour Attractions

Jaisalmer City TourJaisalmer Fort – Touted as one of the largest forts in the world, Jaisalmer Fort stands out as a fortified city established around the four massive gateways of this citadel. This huge fort complex consists of the royal palace known as Raj Mahal, Jain Temples, Laxminath temple, and is prominently visited for its gilded hues, thanks to the sun rays falling on the golden desert, making the views breathtaking. Havelis or palatial mansions built by wealthy merchants with several eateries and shops also form a great attraction of this Sonar Qila and a cultural reflection of Jaisalmer.
Gadsisar Lake – This artificial lake was built by Maharawal Gadsi in the 14th century for rainwater conservation. In the arid regions of Jaisalmer, this lake remained the main source of drinking water for a long time. Many small temples and shrines around this lake are also visited during an excursion to Gadsisar Lake. In early morning, this serene lake forms a great point from where the tourists can capture he golden hues of the fort with the sprinkling of first rays of the sun.

Havelis in town – The city of Jaisalmer is identical for its Havelis or palatial mansions. Built by wealthy merchants, these Havelis of Jaisalmer Town depict the royal heritage of Rajasthan. Famous among them are Patwon ki Haveli, Salim Singh Haveli and Nathmalji-Ki-Haveli.

How to reach Jaisalmer
  • By Air – Nearest airport is in Jodhpur located at a distance of 285 km away from Jaisalmer.
  • By Train – With its own railway station, Jaisalmer enjoys excellent connectivity on western railway network.
  • By Road – A significant part of the Desert Triangle can be explored on route to Highway No 15

Climate - The arid regions of Jaisalmer have dry summers and mild winters.

Where to stay
     
  Umaid Bhawan Palace (5 star) High Pointe Hotel (3 star)
  Ajit Bhawan (5 star) Hotel Apex International (3 star)
  Taj Hari Mahal (5 star) Hotel Chandrawati Palace (3 star)
  Park Plaza (5 star) Hotel Niky International (3 star)
  Jhalamand Garh (5 star) Lake View Hotel & Resorts  (3 star)
  The Gateway Hotel (5 star) Manvar Resort & Camp (3 star)
  Hotel Suncity International (5 star) Marugarh Resort (3 star)
  Ranbanka Palace (4 star) Osian Sand Dunes Resort and Camp (3 star)
  Fort Chanwa Luni (4 star) Ratan Vilas (3 star)
  Mool Sagar Camp (4 star) Shree Ram International (3 star)
  The Polo Heritage (3 star) Hotel Jaisal Castle (3 star)
  Hotel Mapple Abhay (3 star) Bal Samand Lake Palace (3 star)
  Abhay Days Hotel (3 star) Bal Samand Garden Retreat (3 star)
  Camp Thar Osian (3 star) Nora Villa Home Stay (2 star)
  Chandra Inn (3 star) Bishnoi Village Camp and Resort (2 star)
  Fort Khejarla (3 star) Hotel Residency (2 star)
     

Excursions of Jaisalmer Tour

Jaisalmer Tour for its gardens and mesmerizing lake views.
Bada Bagh – Like its name suggests, Bada Bagh is a garden complex featuring a set of royal cenotaphs, or chhatris of Maharajas of Jaisalmer, starting with Jai Singh II.
Ludruwa – This ancient capital of Jaisalmer kingdom is an important center to explore the Jain Pilgrimage in Rajasthan.
Akal Wood Fossil Park: This 180 million years old prehistoric park drives geologists, archaeologists for the cataclysms that took place in the Thar Desert. One can expect observing explosed fossilized logs, which were once a lush forest.

Sam Sand Dunes - They are a popular excursion for desert lovers who want to explore the depths of the golden sand dunes through Camel safaris.
Desert National Park - One of the largest national parks in India, Desert National Park is visited for its diverse eco-system present in the arid regions of Thar Desert. The variety of wildlife present in the Desert National Park feature eagles, halcyons, black bucks, falcons, vultures, etc.

 


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