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  • Jaisalmer is India’s frontier making the region of western Rajasthan that is dotted with splendid temples and millions of old Havelis and geological features which entice the geologists from around the world. Jaisalmer Fort is the city’s most iconic landmark. Around 15 Kilometres away from the city of Jaisalmer sits the Wood Fossil Park or Aakal where you can unfurl the traces of geologic tragedies which date back to 180 million years ago in the Thar Desert. Jaisalmer is also known as the ‘Golden City’ and is in proximity to the Thar Desert and the border of Pakistan.

    Jaisalmer evokes a vivid picture of camels and bounteous sand dunes in the desert with a backdrop of golden magical sunsets. When you are in Jaisalmer, you must explore the admirable textiles and artefacts, rich cultural heritage, medieval coins and instruments and the most famous artistic talents and craftsmanship of Jaisalmer.  While you are in Jaisalmer do not forget to taste the delectable Jaisalmer's Cuisine which is a mix of Rajasthani cuisine and small influences of the North Indian Cuisine. The famous delicacy Murgh-e-subz is a chicken dish that you must try. Below is a list of places to visit in Jaisalmer which are picked for your extraordinary experience.  

    The things which you need to keep handy while touring Jaisalmer on a desert safari is sunscreen and sunglasses; there would be a lot of dust as you know. It is always better to visit Jaisalmer during the winters, ideally from November to March as the temperature in winters drops till one or two-degree celsius whereas the summers are too hot to be slipping out under the harsh sun. Most of the below-mentioned landmarks are located in the Jaisalmer Fort.

    Jaisalmer Fort is steeped with rich past and heritage and is one of the largest forts in the world which is situated on the southern edge of the city. It is more like a mini-town that houses temples, restaurants, havelis and houses inside and is a UNESCO world heritage site. Jaisalmer is dotted with ornate temples, grand havelis, castles and lakes; all surrounded by the bounteous Thar Desert, making it a site that should not be missed.

  • Famous Places to Visit in Jaisalmer

  • 01Jaisalmer Fort

    Jaisalmer Fort
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    Amongst all the places to see in Jaisalmer, the Jaisalmer Fort is the largest. It is in fact, one of the largest forts around the world. Located on the Tirukuta Hill, this fort was built by Rao Jaisal, one of the mightiest rulers of Jaislamer. Due to its location at the golden stretches of the Thar Desert, this fort is also known as the ‘Sonar Quila’ or the ‘Golden Fort’.

    Over the past few centuries, this fort has witnessed several battles and has successfully endured its pride and glory of being one of the magnificent forts in Rajasthan. However, kings and battles are no more persistent and can be found on the pages of history books, leaving behind their immortal legacy and bonding with this fort. 

    In addition to the beguiling beauty of the fort, it is also bejeweled with several astounding monuments within it premises. Raj Mahal, Laxminath Shrine, Merchant Havelis, the ornate Jain temples and the gateways are some of the major attractions of this fort.

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    The walls of this 250 feet tall fort are made of crenellated sandstone and they soar 30 feet high from the ground. The golden yellow reflections of these walls, which can be seen from a distance, have gained it the title ‘Golden Fort’. Masking the fort in a yellowish fog, the fort’s main entrance is a sight to behold. Elevated to about sixty feet, the entrance is made from the finest quality rosewood. Inside the fort, there are stables and fortresses of erstwhile kings of the Rajputana pride.



  • 02Patwon Ki Haveli

    Patwon Ki Haveli
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    Jaisalmer was once a trading center, visited by merchants from different parts of the world. Due to the extensive trading and commercial activities, many people became affluent in the city within a short span of time. Built during the 19th century, Pawon Ki Haveli is one of the architectural marvels of Jaisalmer.

    The exteriors and interiors of this haveli are expositions of fine craftsmanship. Walls of the haveli are decorated with intricate carvings and murals and are painted in golden colour. There is a museum within the haveli that showcases the views of rare artefacts and essays the lifestyle of a bygone era. Being a place of heritage, the haveli is home to a sea of visitors from across the world.

    Also known as the mansion of merchants dealing in brocade items, the haveli is known to be the residences of merchants who sold gold and silver items. Some of them manufactured and sold gold and silver threads used in embroidery of ornamental dresses.

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    Being the largest haveli in the city, the building is currently managed by the government of Rajasthan. Various offices are located in the Patwon Ki Haveli. One well-known establishment here is the Archaeological Survey of India. Inside the haveli there is a large collection of paintings; the artistic splendour inside the haveli will surely leave you spellbound!


  • 03Indo-Pak Border

    Indo-Pak Border
    Once an important city along a major trading route to the modern-day tourist center in a distant remote corner, Jaisalmer has many stories for a traveler. The fortune and fate of this city had many twists and turns. For many centuries, it acted as the India’s gateway to Persia and farther West, because of its location on a popular trade route joining South East Asia to the Western Countries.

    The Border Pillar No. 609 is situated in the No Men’s Land near the Line of Control on the Indo-Pak Border. At BP 609, you can see the check post, the fencing of wires on the Indian side and watch tower of BSF.

    Only Indians are allowed to go up to BP 609, that too after a proper permission from the BSF authorities. Its very difficult to get the permission, and possible only, if you are going by your own vehicle.

    Location: Stationed approximately 350 Km from Jaisalmer. The trip can be covered in one day so start early from Jaisalmer.

    Timings: Best time to visit is between 9 AM to 6 PM.

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  • 04Kuldhara Abandoned Village

    Kuldhara Abandoned Village

    Located 18 km away from Jaisalmer, the Kuldhara village is known as the ghost village. Lying abandoned from the past few centuries, this village has no signs of human life and is also known as one of the haunted places in Rajasthan. However, during the contemporary times, this hamlet has become one of the significantly visited places in Jaisalmer.

    A clan of eighty-five villages, Kuldhara was once inhabited by the Paliwal Brahmins, but due to some adverse happenings, the natives evacuated the village within a night. Also, there have been no traces, where and how the villagers left their homes; only assumptions and wild guesses hinted their invasion to some of the nearby regions. Since then there has been no signs of human dwelling or any other activities within the surroundings.

    It is also said that while leaving the village, the villagers put a curse on it. According to the curse, anyone dwelling within the village will have to meet a fearful fate, death in the worst cases!


  • 05Khuri Sand Dunes

    Khuri Sand Dunes

    Located on the outskirts of Jaisalmer, Khuri sand dunes are a popular visiting spot. The Khuri village is one of the best places to visit in Jaisalmer to witness how people live in a desert. You can see the many mud and straw houses at Khuri. These homes have impressive exterior decorations.

    Camel riding is one of the main activities in this village and while visiting this village, you can explore the vast expanses of the desert outskirts on a camel back. The crests and troughs of the dunes will intrigue you. Some dunes reach mesmerizing heights.

    Whilst experiencing the terrain of the desert, you can also visit the local settlements to experience the culture. Sit in the verandas of the straw thatched homes. A visit to the local bazaar will get you acquainted with the way of trading in the Thar Desert and will also offer you the chance to live their lives. The music of the Kalbeliyas is something you should not miss when at the Khuri Sand Dunes.

    The vast expanse of the Khuri Sand Dunes stretches into the horizon. It is a perfect place to find unparalleled solitude as you ride your camel into uninhabited areas. It is a unique adventure activity where you feel like a nomad wandering through the desert in search of an oasis. Campfires during the night are one of the main attractions in this region.


  • 06Salim Singh-ki Haveli

    Salim Singh-ki Haveli
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    This haveli is one of the popular tourist attractions in Jaisalmer. Salim Singh-ki Haveli is built on an older structure. This building was constructed during the early part of the eighteenth century. It was the residence of the Mehta family, one of the influential families in Jaisalmer during the early 18th century. Salim Singh, the then Prime Minister of Jaisalmer commissioned the building of this haveli.

    Having a unique architectural identity, the haveli’s roof is based on the peacock’s physical form and it lies within the vicinity of the Jaisalmer fort. In the background you can see high hills overlooking the mansion.

    It is believed that two extra floors were built in this building, but was apparently disapproved by the Maharaja and were eventually eradicated down. But there seems to be no indication that these floors existed. The gateways of this building are flanked by a pair of tuskers. Even though the tuskers are made of sandstone, the perfection of their size, shape and carving can make you believe them to be real!


  • 07Nathmal-ki-Haveli

    Nathmal-ki-Haveli

    This haveli that once used to be the prime minister’s house is today, still partly inhabited. It has derived its origin from the late 19th century and has extraordinary exterior, dripping with carvings. The 1st floor of the haveli has some beautiful paintings that are made using 1.5kg of gold leaf. Apparently, the left and right wings were the work of two brothers-Hathi and Lulu. The competitive spirit in them apparently produced this virtuoso work. If you closely observe, the two sides are similar, however not identical.

    There are pictures engraved on pillars and walls that consist of horses, cattle, and depiction of flora among many other things. The most interesting aspect of this haveli that draws instant attention are the modern amenities such as cars, fans etc. It is said and believed that the architect brothers never saw these things in reality and engraved it with the mere help of their descriptions. These interesting facts surely make visiting Nathmal ki haveli on your list of things to do in Jaisalmer.

    Location: In the heart of Jaisalmer

  • 08Khaba Fort

    Khaba Fort

    Located within the vicinity of the Kuldhara village, the Khaba Fort is an abandoned structure that is yet another eerie place in Jaisalmer. This fort holds great potential for photography enthusiasts and is one of the best places to visit in Jaisalmer to click amazing snapshots. The surroundings of the fort are intriguing enough to let you have a chilling experience!

    This fort was inhabited by the Paliwal Brahmins, and the reason behind this desertion is not entirely known till date. It is believed that when the Paliwal Brahmins deserted the village, they deserted this fort too.

    When you are at the fort, you get amazing panoramic views of the village. Upon strolling inside the fort, you can experience the old world charm from the remnants of the structure. There is also a museum here that houses rare artefacts dating back to several centuries. Now this place and the surrounding regions are rarely visited by the locals who believe that this place is a cursed one.
  • 09Amar Sagar Lake

    Amar Sagar Lake
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    Amar Sagar Lake is situated at a distance of 7 km towards the western outskirts of Jaisalmer. It is a lake cum oasis, which lies adjacent to the Amar Singh Palace.

    This palace was constructed during the 17th century by Maharawal Akhai Singh in honour of his predecessor Amar Singh. There are pavilions with stairs near the palace that lead down towards the Amar Sagar Lake. The whole construction of this palace resembles pattern of apartments. It is a 5 storey building which is famous for its murals.

    This complex of Amar Sagar Lake and Palace includes various ponds and wells, along with an old Shiva Temple. Amar Singh, who was a great follower of Lord Shiva, built this temple in this complex.

    Location: Situated close to the Jaisalmer Fort, tourists can take taxis or shared auto rickshaws from the fort to reach this lake and palace.

    Timings: Opened daily from 9 AM to 5 PM.

  • 10Vyas Chhatri

    Vyas Chhatri
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    Vyas Chhatri is an air array of brilliant sandstone chhatris and is located on an old Brahmin graveyard on an ascent on the northwestern edge of town.

    It is a well known sunset point from you can have the sight of fort. You can enter in Vyas Chhatri from Ramgarh Rd, which is just opposite to the Himmatgarh Palace Hotel.

    Timings: 8 AM to 7.30 PM

  • 11Desert National park

    Desert National park

    A visit to the Desert National Park will give a better understanding of how the plants and animals have survived the aridness of the Thar Desert. Displaying the unique range and collection of different species of flora and fauna, this museum attracts the nature enthusiasts and the botanists to a large extent.

    The terrain of this forest is multifaceted with craggy rock surfaces interspersed between the vegetation. The animals you can see here are the wolf, chinkara, blackbuck and desert cat. Considerable number of sand-grouses can also be seen near the water holes. During the mornings, you can witness the abundant activity of early birds such as the grey partridge for instance.

    The park is known to be the abode of the Great Indian Bustard, the state-bird of Rajasthan. The national park is located as a part of the Sudashri forest. The national park houses animals and birds that thrive in the desert. The wildlife sanctuary spans an area of about 3100 square kilometers and also houses some of the exotic animals like the desert wolves, nilgai and spotted eagles.


  • 12Surya Gate

    Surya Gate
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    Surya Gate is one of the doors of the antiquated Jaisalmer Fort situated in the Thar Desert. This twelfth century AD fort is in yellow sandstone, and also called as 'Brilliant Fort', remains on top of Trikuta Hill.

    Visitors need to go through four progressive doors, Akhai Gate, Surya Gate, Ganesh Gate and Hawa Gate to reach the castles. Surya Gate, the second one is a slender door with stone carvings. The entryways are not in straight line.

    This is to anticipate simple passage of the foe. Between first door and Surya Gate there are little shops offering blessing things.

  • 13The Thar Heritage Museum

    The Thar Heritage Museum
    This private Thar Heritage Museum has an interesting variety of Jaisalmer antiquities, from turbans, musical instruments, fossils and kitchen hardware to shows on birth, marriage, demise and opium traditions. It has brought alive by the guided visit you'll get from its organizer, neighborhood student of history and folklorist LN Khatri.

     It is delighted in the snakes and stepping stools amusement that goes about as an instructing manual for Hinduism's profound adventure. On the off chance that the entryway is bolted you'll discover Mr Khatri at his shop, Desert Handicrafts Emporium, adjacent on Court Rd.

    Entry Fees: The approximate price per adult is Rs. 40 and if you want to take your camera with you, you have to pay Rs. 20

    Location: The Thar Heritage Museum is located on the Off Court Road in Jaisalmer

  • 14Mandir Palace

    Mandir Palace
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    A conspicuous historic point in this staggering legacy city is Mandir Palace, which had been the living arrangement of the leaders of Jaisalmer for over two centuries.

    Mandir Palace is a dazzlingly cut compositional wonder of fancy galleries, coverings and carefully cut screens that speak to a high purpose of neighborhood craftsmanship in its finest and purest structure.

    A recognizable element of Mandir Palace is its tower called 'Badal Vilas', which emerges as the tallest structure underneath the slope top city post.

    Image Credits : Mandir Palace


    Location: The Mandir Palace is located on Sadar Bazar in Jaisalmer


  • 15Desert Culture Centre and Museum

    Desert Culture Centre and Museum
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    This museum and culture centre is the place to visit to know more about the culture of Jaisalmer and its rich heritage. On display in the Desert Culture Centre and Museum are artefacts relating to the ancient customs of Jaisalmer. A visit to this place reveals a lot about the people and cultures of this region. Abundant with artefacts and items of cultural interest, the museum also displays rare coins; some of the coins date back to the medieval period.

    The museum displays rare Rajasthani textiles, utensils, and weapons. There is also a collection of musical instruments which are rarely seen today. ‘Karal’, an opium mixing box is one of the most popular attractions among the tourists. It is believed that the use of opium was common several centuries ago in Rajasthan where it was used as a substance to relax and rejuvenate. The museum also has some of the ancient scriptures written by ancient poets and litterateurs.
  • 16Bada Bagh

    Bada Bagh
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    Even though Jaisalmer is known to be a desert city, the rulers made attempts to add some greenery to its landscape. The Bada Bagh was one such endeavour that stood the test of time and is now a sprawling garden. Located six kilometers from Jaisalmer, this garden complex is home to the royal tombs and is among the popular places to visit in Jaisalmer.

    An artificially built dam is the main source of water to this garden. Commissioned by Maharawal Jaisal Singh, this artificial dam also served as one of the major source of water for the inhabitants of the city. While visiting this garden, the Govardhan Stambh will greet you. This pillar was constructed to celebrate the construction of the dam.

    Also, while within the garden premises, you can visit the cenotaphs or the tombstones of the royal families. Built in ancient Hindu architecture, the surrounding has cenotaphs dedicated to each of the Bhatti rulers. Some of these tombstones are as old as the history of Jaisalmer and are a perfect delight for the visitors.


  • 17Akal Wood Fossil Park

    Akal Wood Fossil Park
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    The Akal Wood Fossil Park is a kind of a destination that is loved by all. People of all ages usually love to go and explore the prehistoric era here. Once you reach the park, you will notice the area is covered with large fossilized tree trunks of various sizes and seashells. The largest of which is about 13 meters long and 1.5 meters wide. There are around 25 numb trees and some of the oldest fossils are about 200 years old. Since the climate here is hot and humid, it helps in preserving these fossils.

    Entry Fee: For Indians: Rs. 5

                      For Foreigners: Rs. 20

    Location: The Akal Wood Fossil Park is located 17 km away from the main city of Jaisalmer on Barmer Road

  • 18Sam Sand Dunes

    Sam Sand Dunes
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    Sam sand dunes are indeed one of the most authentic desert dune sites in whole India and truly deserves to be on your list of things to do in Jaisalmer. Here, you find 30 to 60-meter tall sand dunes and many travellers enjoy Desert Safari on camels or jeep. Sam is 45 kilometres west of Jaisalmer city where you can reach by hiring a vehicle. You may further choose to stay in one of many desert camps that are mostly built in 2 to 3 km radius of sand dunes.

    The best time to reach Sam sand dunes is around evening to enjoy the desert sunset at around 4 to 7 PM or early morning, during the sunrise time of 4 to 6 am. You can book a camel or jeep well in advance or on the spot as they are also available at desert camps. The best time to visit Sam or even Jaisalmer is from the months of October to March as during the renaming months, all the camps are closed and only few camel riders are made available. Moreover, the evening musical program at Sam at the desert camps are not available in summer and monsoon months.

    Location:  Sam Sand Dunes, Near Sam Toll Barrier, Right Side Of Sam Road, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

  • 19Shantinath Temple

    Shantinath Temple

    Shantinath Temple is situated inside the Jaisalmer Fort. This shrine is visited for its brilliant architectural style and remarkable sandstone carvings. The temple is dedicated to Shri Shantinath, fondly referred as a Jain Tirthankara and is one of the seven prominent Jain temples within the Golden Fort. It stands in the form of a majestically carved, beautiful idol that attracts a number of pilgrims from across India. The temple dates back to the 16th century and it holds a religious significance among its believers. There are a total of 24 Tirthankar statues which are placed inside this temple and is a remarkably serene location to spend some time in solitude. The tranquillity and architectural significance of this temple make it as one of the best places to visit in Jaisalmer.

    Location: Near Golden Fort, inside the Jaisalmer Fort.

    Opening Hours: Opens for visitors from 9 am to 6 pm on all the days.

    Type of Landmark: Pilgrimage site.

  • 20Maharaja's Palace

    Maharaja's Palace

    A five storied building in the Main Chowk of Jaisalmer Fort is what is recognized as the Maharaja’s Palace. The palace has meticulously carved stone balconies and window arches as some of the alluring features. The official name of “the palace” is Jaisalmer Fort Palace Museum & Heritage Center but the locals and tour guides commonly refer to it as “the palace” as it is easy to spit out. The palace showcases the lavish and grand rooms like the King’s bedroom, exercise room and the audience room of the King to its visitors. The main hall displays paintings of Maharaja in different periods and the walls of the palace recite the tales of the royal legacy.

    Best season to visit: Winter season (November to February)

    Location: Main Chowk, Jaisalmer Fort.  

    Opening hours: 8 am to 6 pm (from April to October), 9 am to 6 pm (from November to March)

    Entry Fee: INR 250 which also includes still camera approval and a self-directed audio tour.

  • 21Chandraprabhu Temple in Jaisalmer

    Chandraprabhu Temple in Jaisalmer

    The geometrical patterns and the curved facades beautify the charm of the red stone carvings which is influenced by the Rajput style in this temple. This Jain shrine located inside the Jaisalmer Fort dates back to the year 1509. The Chandraprabhu Temple in Jaisalmer is dedicated to the 8th Jain Tirthankara, Chandraprabhu Ji (a Jain prophet), and it is considered as one of the prominent seven Jain temples in the fort. People who have visited this Jain temple already boast of the intricate designs and carvings, the pretty edifices and the corners. Wherever you see there is something to catch your eyes and that brings a number of visitors every day to this holy shrine.

    Location: Off the Jaisalmer-Sam Road, Jaisalmer 345001, India

    Famous for: Rajput style architecture and religious significance.

  • 22Tazia Tower

    Tazia Tower
    Image Credit : Mandir Palace

    Tazia Tower of Jaisalmer can certainly be considered to be one of the major tourist attractions on your Jaisalmer tour. If you are fond of the Rajputana architectures scattered in the city, Tazia tower will come as a welcome break to you. It is situated in the excellent 'Badal Palace' complex located near Amar Sagar Gate. These were once the homes of the former royal family.

    The Tazia tower is a 5-storied structure where each story has significance in its own. On each floor there is a balcony that is famous for their individual designs. This tower was built by Muslim craftsmen and is based on the shape of Tazia; which is actually the replica of Mausoleum of various Imams. The construction is made of wood, thermocol and coloured papers. The architects gifted it to the then royal patrons to honour them with love and respect.

    Location: Badal Palace complex located near Amar Sagar Gate

  • 23Jaisalmer War Museum

    Jaisalmer War Museum
    The Indian Army has set up a historical war museum in Jaisalmer. This war museum which is the first-of-its-kind on the western front traces the evolution of the Indian Army and covers in detail its inspiring contribution in mainly 1965 Indo-Pak War and 1971 Longewala battle including all combat operations and other nation building activities.

    'Jaisalmer War Museum' has been established in the military station of Jaisalmer to showcase the bravery of the Indian Army and also to commemorate the sacrifice of its heroes displaying valour and courage of exceptional order during India's wars.

    The museum boasts 106 mm Recoilless Gun employed to destroy a number of Pakistani tanks, occupy a place of pride in the memorial. The memorial also has a state-of-the-art audiovisual theater for screening the movie on the battle of Longewala.


    Location: The war museum is located 10 km short of Jaisalmer on the Jaisalmer to Jodhpur highway and can be easily reached by taxi.

    Timings: Opened daily from 10 AM to 6 PM.

  • 24Ramdevra Temple

    Ramdevra Temple
  • 25Gadsisar Lake

    Gadsisar Lake
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    Maharwal Gadsi Singh, the then Maharaja of Jaisalmer constructed this lake in 1400 AD. The lake was originally built as a conservation reservoir for rainwater harvesting; during the ancient times, and it happened to be one of the major water sources for the entire city.

    Named after the Maharaja, this reservoir has now earned the fame of being the most popular places to visit in Jaisalmer, and is visited by people from various corners of the world. Located on the outskirts of Jaisalmer, it is an idyllic getaway to seek peace and tranquillity of mind, away from the bustling and chaotic city life.

    Fringed with several temples and shrines, the lake also serves as an ideal place for the birdwatchers. During the winters, it is flocked by different species of exotic and migratory birds and thus it attracts a number of birdwatchers and nature photographers. Shallow ghats, intricately carved cenotaphs and delightful gardens around this reservoir add to its splendid beauty, and are also one of the main reasons; the lakeside has become one of the popular picnic spots in Jaisalmer.


  • 26Jain Temple

    Jain Temple
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    The fun fact about the Jaisalmer fort which is also called as ‘sonar quilla’ is that It is just not a tourist attraction site or a world heritage site but a huge settlement that houses temples, havelis, shops, houses etc. This group of Jain temples in Jaisalmer dates back to the 12th century and are of great archaeological value. These temples are a great example of a Dilwara style built with animals and human figures carved on the walls of Yellow stones. The Jain temples in the Jaisalmer Fort are dedicated to Rikhab Devji and Shambhavi Dev Ji, the famous Jain hermits which are fondly called as 'Tirthankars'.  Gyan Bhandar library is one of the interesting features that you will find on the campus, prowl on some of the rare manuscript preserved in India at this place.

    Location: Jaisalmer Fort.

    How to reach: Share an auto rickshaw or take a rickshaw up to Jaisalmer fort.

    Famous for: Dilwara style paintings, and architecture.

    Opening hours: Early morning till 12 noon.


  • 27Tanot Mata Temple

    Tanot Mata Temple
    Located in western Rajasthan, this temple is located nearby to the site of war that elapsed between India and Pakistan in 1971. It is believed that this area was peppered with bombs but none of them hit the temple. The Tanot Mata temple is located in an impressive tourist location. This temple has also been featured in movies and several documentaries. Visiting this temple is also an opportunity to visit the Thar Desert. During the modern times, numerous wind based renewable energy projects can be found in this region.
  • 28Longewala War Memorial

    Longewala War Memorial

    Longewala War Memorial is the spot where the battle of Longewala in 1971 between India and Pakistan was fought. The popular movie "Border" is based on this story. It is the last point up to which civilians are allowed, just 12 km from Pakistan. The museum was constructed right on the spot of the battle and is maintained by Indian Army. This area faces rather harsh conditions such as the temperature in summer easily goes beyond 50 degrees, and water is rare, no vegetation, food transportation from Ahmedabad or Mumbai. Despite all these conditions, the museum is well maintained.

    There is an audio-visual show chronicling the Longewala battle, giving out interesting details of those days. There are actual battle tanks, jeeps and weapons from the battle displayed over here, both from Indian and Pakistani sides. They have also preserved photos of and after the battle. The museum also houses the actual bunkers used by the soldiers which are reconstructed for public display. What grabs your attention and is heartening to see is that the place is given as much importance as a religious spot and the upkeep is in line with the same.


    Entry Fee: INR 20

    Location: Thar Desert of Rajasthan state
  • 29Lodhurva

    Lodhurva

    Lodrawa, also known as Lodurva or Lodarva is a village in Jaisalmer district of state Rajasthan in India. It is 15 kilometres to the north-west of the popular city Jaisalmer. Lodrawa was the ancient capital of the Bhatti dynasty till 1156 AD when Rawal Jaisal founded the Jaisalmer state and shifted the capital to Jaisalmer. This village is a popular tourist destination that is known for its architectural ruins and surrounding sand dunes.

    It is also famous for the Jain temple which is dedicated to 23rd Tirthankara, Parshvanath destroyed in 1152 AD when Muhammad Ghori sacked the city but was reconstructed in 1615 by Seth Tharu Shah and further additions were commissioned in 1675 and 1687. The temples were rebuilt in the late 1970s, as reminders of the city's former glory. Some of the other places for you to add on your list of things to do in Jaisalmer are Rishabh Nath Temple and Sambhavnath Temple, Hinglaj Mata temple, Chamunda Mata temple, and an old temple of Shiva.

    Location: 15 kilometres to the north-west of the popular city Jaisalmer

  • 30Dussehra Chowk

    Dussehra Chowk

    Enclosed in the Golden Fort (Sonar Quila) of Jaisalmer, the Dussehra Chowk sprawls as a large courtyard that is shrouded with tales of ceremonies and celebration of the festival of Dussehra during the reign of Rajput in Jaisalmer. The edifices and edges of the marvellous Royal fort can witness from all the angles from the Dussehra Chowk. Hawa Pol, Akshya Pol, Ganesh Pol, and Suraj Pol are the four getaways to enter the fort and one can reach the Dussehra Chowk by Hawa Pol (the last of the four getaways). There is a marble throne which is said to be the place where the King would sit and watch the proceedings in the complex.

    Location: Golden Fort.

    Opening hours: From 9 am to 6 pm on all the days.

    Ticket Price: For Indian visitors, the charge is INR 20 and INR 70 for any foreign national.

  • 31Pokaran Fort

    Pokaran Fort
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    Fort Pokaran; the fourteenth-century bastion otherwise called "Balagarh" remains as a paragon in the midst of the Thar Desert.

    This landmark is the head post of The Chief of Mighty Champawats (the family of Rathores) has to its past distinguished title appended the prestigious honor "Pradhan" ( The Premier Noble ) to perceive each Thakur of Pokaran as of the main honor in The Darbar (the court) of the state Marwar-Jodhpur.

    It has become one of the most famous places to visit in Jaisalmer and has attracted millions of visitors in the recent years.

    Location: It is located in the Pokhran city, in the district of Jaisalmer

  • Offbeat Experiences in Jaisalmer

  • 32Dune Bashing and Camel Safari in Jaisalmer

    Dune Bashing and Camel Safari in Jaisalmer
    • h6 Hours
    • lJaisalmer
    • NNNNN108 ratings
    • Swadesh Khushik
      Supplier
      Swadesh Khushik
    About the Activity:
    • If you are looking for some adventurous desert safari experience, then this tour is a perfect fit for you.

    • Embark on this amazing tour of Sam Dunes in Rajasthan and indulge in various adventurous activities.

    • Get picked up from your hotel in Jaisalmer and proceed towards the location for some amazing experience.

    • Indulge in the dune safari ride and travel along the dunes in style in a 4x4 vehicle.

    • Enjoy an enthralling camel ride and cart rides with your loved ones.

    • End your trip with a lip-smacking authentic Rajasthani buffet and head back to Jaisalmer with lots of memories.
  • 33Camp Stay in Jaisalmer

    Camp Stay in Jaisalmer
    • d2 Daysn1 Night
    • lJaisalmer
    • NNNNN37 ratings
    • Swadesh Khushik
      Supplier
      Swadesh Khushik
    About the Activity:
    • Embark on this amazing desert safari experience amidst the beautiful sand dunes of Jaisalmer.
    • Start your trip with the camel rides in the Sam sand dunes of Jaisalmer and explore the beauty of the environment.
    • In the evening, get a traditional Rajasthani welcome and enjoy the delicious tea and snacks while the Rajasthani folk dancers and musicians performers will entertain you during the around the camp fire.
    • Enjoy a delicious Rajasthani dinner before going to bed in your comfortable tents amidst the desert.
    • In the morning, start your day with a delicious breakfast and a camel ride before ending your trip.
  • 34Cultural Evening in Jaisalmer

    Cultural Evening in Jaisalmer
    • h4 Hours
    • lJaisalmer
    • NNNNN36 ratings
    • Mahendra Singh
      Supplier
      Mahendra Singh
    About the Activity:
    • If you want to have an amazing experience amidst the beautiful sand dunes of Rajasthan, then this tour is a perfect fit for you.
    • Embark on this amazing tour and experience a camel rides to explore the Sam sand dunes.
    • Behold the beautiful sunset behind the golden sands of sand dunes.
    • Proceed to the camp and enjoy a traditional welcome followed by the Rajasthani folk music and dance while you enjoy evening tea and delicious snacks.
    • Have a delicious Rajasthani buffet near the camp fire with your loved ones.
    • End your trip with lots of memories.
  • 35Jeep Safari at Desert in Jaisalmer

    Jeep Safari at Desert in Jaisalmer
    • h5 Hours
    • lJaisalmer
    • NNNNN38 ratings
    • Digvijay Singh
      Supplier
      Digvijay Singh
    About the Activity:
    • Get a chance to indulge in one of the best jeep safaris in the Thar deserts.
    • Enjoy the sunset behind the sand dunes of great Thar desert.
    • In the evening, experience the authentic Rajasthani folk dance with some tea and snacks.
    • End your day with some lip-smacking Rajasthani cuisines.
  • 36Archery and Golf Activity in Jaisalmer

    Archery and Golf Activity in Jaisalmer
    About the Activity:
    • If you want to experience the Golf and Archery amidst the golden sands of Sam sand dunes, then this tour is a perfect fit for you.
    • Indulge in the golfing activity in the lush green and nicely manicured field located amidst the desert and show off your golf skills.
    • Whether you are a newbie or a professional, this tour fits everyone.
    • Play a six hole game during your golfing activity.
    • Not only golf, but the archery is also an option to go for.
    • Feel like an Olympian and perform the archery activity with six arrows on a target located 20 feet away, which is a good way to test your precision. 
    • All the instruments provided for golf and archery are of high precision and are professionally sound.

  • 37Robot Cricket Bowling Activity in Jaisalmer

    Robot Cricket Bowling Activity in Jaisalmer
    About the Activity:
    • If you want to experience the real cricket practice within the nets like the professional, then this tour is a perfect fit for you.
    • Indulge in this bowling robot activity in Jaisalmer and test your skills as a batsman.
    • Get a chance to face the balls of speeds of up to 170 kph, along with the options to swing or spin the ball.
    • Play up to three overs and make some adventurous cricket memories.
  • 38Paint Ball in Jaisalmer

    Paint Ball in Jaisalmer
    • h1 Hour
    • lJaisalmer
    • NNNNN33 ratings
    • Sunil Kumar
      Supplier
      Sunil Kumar
    About the Activity:
    • If you are looking for some amazing paintball activity with your friends or family in Rajasthan, then this tour is a perfect fit for you.
    • Indulge in the paintball activity with best quality German equipment and perfect landscaped terrain, giving you an enthralling feel of the war zone.
    • Shoot at each other with the paint-balls and make your team win the match.
    • Get briefed by the instructors and guides and understand properly the safety instructions.
    • End your one hour activity of paintball with lots of memories.
  • 39Quad Biking Tour in Jaisalmer

    Quad Biking Tour in Jaisalmer
    • h1 Hour
    • lJaisalmer
    • NNNNN34 ratings
    • Sunil
      Supplier
      Sunil
    About the Activity:
    • If you are looking for some amazing quad biking experience, then this tour is a perfect fit for you.
    • Indulge in the quad biking experience and explore the trails of the jungle in Rajasthan.
    • Get an option to drive a 200 CC or 570 CC 4x4 as per your convenience and for kids 50 CC bikes are also available.
    • Cover the distance of about 2 KM with your quad bike inside the jungle and the surrounding area.
    • Have an amazing riding experience with the sightseeing.
    • End your quad bike ride with lots of amazing memories.
  • 40Rock Climbing, Rappelling and Zip-lining Activity at Jaisalmer

    Rock Climbing, Rappelling and Zip-lining Activity at Jaisalmer
    • h1 Hour
    • lJaisalmer
    • NNNNN35 ratings
    • Sunil Kumar
      Supplier
      Sunil Kumar
    About the Activity:
    • If you are looking for some adventurous activities in Jaisalmer, then this tour is a perfect fit for you.
    • Indulge in multi-activities like rock climbing, rappelling, etc. and get your adrenaline pumped up.
    • Test your grit, endurance and strength and try to reach at the top of rock climbing and enjoy the 360-degree view of the valley.
    • Also, indulge in the zip-lining while you travel a distance of around 250 meters at a height of 60 feet. 
    • Even let your kids enjoy the zip-lining activity on a 70 feet long rope with the mild gradient, a good experience for them.
    • End your trip with lots of adventurous and enthralling memories.
  • 41Camping at Wind Desert in Jaisalmer

    Camping at Wind Desert in Jaisalmer
    • d2 Daysn1 Night
    • lJaisalmer
    • NNNNN28 ratings
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 1375863
    About the Activity:
    • Get a warm welcoming from the lovely people of Rajasthan and relax in the vast Thar desert with the cool breeze caressing you.
    • Enjoy the stay in the desert tents that are fully equipped with modern amenities and enjoy the view of the sand dunes.
    • Indulge in an exhilarating camel safari for two people on one camel and explore the surroundings. 
    • Spare time to witness some cultural program in the evening by feeling comfort near bonfire.
    • Satiate your palates with a variety of dishes arranged in the buffet dinner.
  • 42Parasailing in Jaisalmer

    Parasailing in Jaisalmer
    • h1 Hour
    • lJaisalmer
    • NNNNN24 ratings
    • Charanjit - Regal
      Supplier
      Charanjit - Regal
    About the Activity:
    • Get a bird's eye view of the beautiful Jaisalmer desert while parasailing high above and let the wind guide your way.
    • Our team will make sure you’re gliding at a safe height, and will be taking pictures of you. We will tie the parachute to the jeep so you will be at a considerable height to view the golden dune of Jaisalmer. 
    • The crew on the ground will be controlling your glide for a you complete comfort and safety.
  • 43Paramotoring at Jaisalmer

    Paramotoring at Jaisalmer
    • h1 Hour
    • lJaisalmer
    • NNNNN41 ratings
    • C V Singh
      Supplier
      C V Singh
    About the Activity:
    • Embrace yourself with a bird's eye view and glide with desert birds while paramotoring high above the Jaisalmer desert and let the desert breeze guide your way during this unique adventure.
    • Our team will make sure you’re gliding at a safe height, and will be taking pictures of you paramotoring. 
    • One will be at a considerable height to view the golden dune of Jaisalmer. 
    • This sport encourages adventurous spirit among all age groups. The pilot on the craft will be controlling your glide for your complete comfort and safety. 
  • 44Sightseeing in Jaisalmer

    Sightseeing in Jaisalmer
    • d3 Daysn2 Nights
    • lJaisalmer
    • NNNNN28 ratings
    • Kundan Panwar
      Supplier
      Kundan Panwar
    About the Activity:
    • Enjoy your vacation by signing up with this tour and explore the mesmerizing beauty of Jaisalmer.
    • Breath in the fresh air as you visit the Gadisar Lake and explore the Vyas Chhatri which is a great example of Rajasthani architecture.
    • Visit the Jaisalmer Fort, Jain Temple and Patwa Haveli and in the evening enjoy a Desert safari on a camel back.
    • Explore the Lodurva, Kuldhara, Amar Sagar and Badabagh before ending your tour.
  • 45Jaisalmer -The Golden City Desert Experience

    Jaisalmer -The Golden City Desert Experience
    • h6 Hours
    • lJaisalmer
    • NNNNN31 ratings
    • Khushal Rathore
      Supplier
      Khushal Rathore

    About the Activity:

    • Embrace yourself with the boundless sand waves of The Golden City. Embark on this 6 hour tour along the sand dunes of Jaisalmer.
    • Take a jeep safari and camel safari to the desert wilderness where you can sink in the captivating sights. 
    • Meander through the rustic hamlets and mingle with the local folks along with an invigorating experience on the sun kissed sand dunes.
    • This 6 hour tour can be organized anytime during the day.
  • 46Camping with Motor Bike in Jaisalmar

    Camping with Motor Bike in Jaisalmar
    • d3 Daysn2 Nights
    • lJaisalmer
    • NNNNN29 ratings
    • Shubhangana Raj
      Supplier
      Shubhangana Raj
    • 24,000
    • Book Now
    About the Activity:
    • Pick up your motor bike from Jaisalmer and ride 42 kms to Joggan for a thrilling experience.
    • Joggan Jaisalmer camp includes luxury tent in sam sanddunes along with adventure activities. 
    • The basic idea of the camp is to make the guest aware of the living style and culture of Rajasthan. 
    • Embark yourself in varieties of activities like camel ride, Jeep safari on the desert dunes and many more.
    • Ride through the borders of Rajasthan to bask in the beauty of this culturally rich state.
     

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