Over the years, Jaisalmer has become one of the major tourist attraction of India. This article gives you a list of top tourist places to visit in Jaisalmer and things to do while you are in Jaisalmer.
The distance from Jodhpur to Jaisalmer is 284 Kms and takes at least 4 hours 30 mins to reach Jaisalmer by road.
One has to consider the weather of Jaisalmer before planning a trip. The temperature in the summer can go up to 50 Degree Celsius.
The best time to visit Jasailmer is from November to February. Make sure you carry some warm clothes as mercury decreases to 2 Degree Celsius as well.
Having said this, the top tourist places to visit and the things to do in Jaisalmer are :
1. The Jaisalmer Fort
Have you ever seen a civilization inside a fort? The Jaisalmer Fort is one such historic fort in the world where people actually reside inside the Fort.
The houses are build with golden color Marble which made me wonder how would people find out a particular house if they had to inside the Fort!
You would find a lot of grocery stores, Art Galleries and Food Stall inside the Fort. Probably a best place to Shop in Jaisalmer.
2. Patwon Ki Haveli
Within the narrow streets of Jaisalmer, you would find this amazing piece of architecture known as Patwon ki Haveli.
Build in the 19th Century, The Pawon Ki Haveli is made up of 5 different Havelis. You might spend 2 hours seeing the Haveli.
From the Kitchen to Music room, Patwon Ki Haveli showcases the lifestyle of the Patwon Family.
3. Kuldhara Village
Kuldhara is in the district of Jaisalmer and Jaisalmer to Kuldhara distance is approximate 27 Kms.
The Haunted village in Jaisalmer (Kuldhara) is considered to be one of the most Haunted places in India.
4. Jaisalmer War Museum
Jaisalmer War museum is of the famous and most visited tourist attraction in Jaisalmer. You can see captured the vehicles and weapons that were captured by the Indian army during the war with Pakistan.
You can also watch a film on the Indian Army in the Laungewala Hall inside the Jaisalmer War Museum.
5. Jeep Safari at Sand Dunes
A must do activity if you are visiting Jaisalmer. Jeep Safari at Sand dunes is a crazy ride one can ever have. Loud Rajasthani Folk music, Fast speed and the sand dunes is all you need in a thrill ride.
Note: Do the Jeep Safari at around 5 so you don’t miss the Sunset.
Some camp sites offer Jeep Safari even at Midnight. This is even better than doing it during the day time. Cold Breeze and Stars will make your jeep safari a memorable one.
One can even have a cup of tee, coffee and some snacks in the desert at Midnight.
6. Camel Safari in Jaisalmer
One can do Camel Safari during the Sunset along with the Jeep Safari or one can get up early in the morning and do Camel Safari to see the Sunrise.
7. Night at Jaisalmer Dessert Camp site
There are various camp site in Jaisalmer surround the dessert. Book a tent for a night and enjoy the night with Rajasthani folk music and dance.
The campsite provides evening snacks, dinner and morning breakfast to those who book a stay. You can also opt for the Performance and get free snacks and dinner without booking a stay at the Camp Site.
The camp site also provide Jeep Safari and Camel Ride.
So this was my list of top tourist places and things do in Jaisalmer.
If you thing I have missed out on a place or an activity, please feel free to mention it in the comment section below.