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    • Once a dozy desert city, Jaisalmer has modified itself into a major tourist destination of India. Located amid the picturesque Thar Desert, the Jaisalmer city rules exclusive position among the tourist attractions scattered all over the desert land of Rajasthan. The Jaisalmer city is revered both by Indians as well as foreign tourists. Like various other cities of Rajasthan, you will discover different facets of Jaisalmer as you explore this wonderful city with us. Tough there are historical monuments scattered all over the city but the Jaisalmer Fort will immediately command your attention. Made of sand stones and locally known as Sonar Quila, the Jaisalmer Fort is a dominating structure amidst sands.

      The Jaisalmer city is also known for its old mansions, better known as Havelis. Among many of them, you will find Salim Ji ki haveli and Nathmal Ji ki haveli as the most striking. There are other monuments too, which are equally important because of their distinct and individual architecture. The amalgamation of ancient and the medieval era architecture will catch your fancy. The Jaisalmer city is a prominent educational as well as a cultural hub in the region and regularly showcases the vivid cultural aspects of Rajasthan.

      Among others, it includes folk dances as well as semi-classical and folk music.
      The city is easily accessible and people are warm and welcoming. In spite of harsh living conditions, Rajasthani people are known for their warm hospitality all over.
    • Famous Places to Visit in Jaisalmer

    • 01Jaisalmer 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

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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!


    • 03Gadsisar 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.


    • 04Tazia Tower

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      aisalmer is well-known for its architectural marvels, and the Tazia Tower is one among them. Considered as one of the best places to see in Jaisalmer, this five storied monument depicts the architectural expertise of the Jaisalmer rulers and their brotherhood with the different communities. It was constructed in 1886 AD, under the aegis of Maharawal Berisal Singh and it replicates the mausoleum of the various Imams.

      Situated near to the Badal Palace complex, this tower was constructed by the Muslim craftsmen and has a notable uniqueness in its construction; each of the floors of this tower has their own distinct architectural designs. Constructed in the shape of ‘tazia’, this monument offers the best panoramic view of the city and its life. Exquisite carvings on the walls, intricate murals and frescos on the ceiling and the enchanting layout adore the beauty of the tower.


    • 05Sightseeing in Jaisalmer

      Sightseeing in Jaisalmer
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      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.
    • 06Salim 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!


    • 07Bada 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.


    • 08Jaisalmer -The Golden City Desert Experience

      Jaisalmer -The Golden City Desert Experience
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      • 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.
    • 09Jain Temple

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      The Jain Temples are one of the oldest temples in Jaisalmer, which are located inside the Jaisalmer Fort complex. These temples have archaeological and religious significance attached to them.

      The group of temples in the fort were built between 12th and 15th centuries. These Jain Temples are dedicated to different Jain Tirthankars. The temples are dedicated to Shambhavdevji and Rikhabdevji, who were famous Jain Tirthankars.

      All these temples are famous for their Dilwara style paintings and architecture. There are beautiful animal and human figures on the walls of these temples.
      These temples are situated in the same complex as the Astapadhi Temples, which have a similar architecture and construction.

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      Location: The temples are located within the Jaisalmar Fort and can be easily reached by taxi.

      Timings: Opened daily from 7 AM to 12 PM


    • 10Amar 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.

    • 11Vyas 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

    • 12Mandir Palace

      Image Credit : Mandir Palace
      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


    • 13Surya 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.

    • 14The 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

    • 15Desert 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.
    • Offbeat Experiences in Jaisalmer

    • 16Camping with Motor Bike in Jaisalmar

      Camping with Motor Bike in Jaisalmar
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      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.
       
    • 17Dune Bashing and Camel Safari in Jaisalmer

      Dune Bashing and Camel Safari in Jaisalmer
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      • Swadesh Khushik
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        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.
    • 18Camp Stay in Jaisalmer

      Camp Stay in Jaisalmer
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      • Swadesh Khushik
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        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.
    • 19Cultural Evening in Jaisalmer

      Cultural Evening in Jaisalmer
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      • Mahendra Singh
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      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.
    • 20Jeep Safari at Desert in Jaisalmer

      Jeep Safari at Desert in Jaisalmer
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      • Digvijay Singh
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      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.
    • 21Archery and Golf Activity in Jaisalmer

      Archery and Golf Activity in Jaisalmer
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      • Sunil Kumar
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        Sunil Kumar
      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.

    • 22Robot Cricket Bowling Activity in Jaisalmer

      Robot Cricket Bowling Activity in Jaisalmer
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      • Sunil Kumar
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      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.
    • 23Paint Ball in Jaisalmer

      Paint Ball in Jaisalmer
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      • Sunil Kumar
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      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.
    • 24Quad Biking in Jaisalmer

      Quad Biking in Jaisalmer
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      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.
    • 25Rock Climbing, Rappelling and Zip-lining Activity at Jaisalmer

      Rock Climbing, Rappelling and Zip-lining Activity at Jaisalmer
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      • Sunil Kumar
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      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.
    • 26Camping at Wind Desert in Jaisalmer

      Camping at Wind Desert in Jaisalmer
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      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.
    • 27Parasailing in Jaisalmer

      Parasailing in Jaisalmer
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      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.
    • 28Paramotoring at Jaisalmer

      Paramotoring at Jaisalmer
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      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. 
    • Other Places to Visit in and around Jaisalmer

    • 29Sam Sand Dunes

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      A visit to Jaisalmer is seldom complete without a visit to the sand dunes in the Thar Desert. Among the many enchanting places to see in Jaisalmer, the sand dunes in Sam are the most striking sites to behold. Appearing to be itsy-bitsy mountains in the heart of Thar Desert, these sand dunes are the ideal places to relinquish oneself into the vicinity of the desert and admire its delightfulness.

      While camping and desert safaris are the best ways to explore the beauty of these sand dunes, they are also equally popular destinations for driving through the desert. However, camel rides are considered as the most popular and lively ways to cruise through the astounding crests and troughs of the Sam sand dunes.

      If you happen to visit these sand dunes during the months of January and February, you can be a part of the grand Desert Festival, and can also experience the liveliness of the desert. It is during the Desert Festival, this entire region witness a sudden gush of visitors and performers from various corners of Rajasthan. Camel races, Puppet shows, cultural shows and folk dances serve as the major attraction of the Desert Fair.

    • 30Khaba 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.
    • 31Kuldhara 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!


    • 32Desert 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.


    • 33 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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    • 34Tanot 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.
    • 35Longewala War Memorial

      The war memorial at Laungewala was built to commemorate the heroic battle fought by the Indian soldiers on the night of December 4-5 in 1971. The war memorial, located nearly two hours away from Jaisalmer, is at the very site of Laungewala where the battle was fought with Pakistan, resulting in its defeat.

      The memorial also has a cutting edge audio visual theater for screening a movie on the battle of Longewala. In extension to the lucid record of the battle, the movie has a recorded interview with major Kuldeep Singh Chanpuri, the hero of Longewala battle, giving a clear description of the heroic deeds of the gallant soldiers of Indian armed forces.


      Location: Situated 15 km away from Jaisalmer and can be reached within 2 hours by taxi.

      Timings: Opened daily from 10 AM to 7 PM

    • 36Jaisalmer 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.

    • 37Lodurva

      This village is known for the Jain temple. There are also the famous Hinglaj temple and Chamunda temples in this region. Amongst the best places to visit in Jaisalmer, Lodurva is one considering the impressive monuments here amongst the sand dunes.


    • 38Khuri 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.


    • 39Pokaran 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

    • 40Akal Wood Fossil Park

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      A visit to the Akal Wood Fossil Park will take you to the Jurassic era. There was a forest here which got submerged into the sea and its trees became fossilized. This is amongst the best places to visit in Jaisalmer to see fossilized trunks dating back to the Jurassic era. The park is spread over twenty acres and is 117 kilometers from Jaisalmer.