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Jaisalmer is closer to the border of our country and is characterised by the rustic terrain of the Thar Desert, the undulating sand dunes, remote village areas, fortresses and havelis made of golden sandstone, a tourist friendly atmosphere and very hospitable people.
Jaisalmer also promises incredible fun and adventurous experiences to its visitors apart from its other mainstream activities that interests tourists.
A camel safari can be a thrilling adventure and can add the much needed charm to your normal travel story of Rajasthan. The desert safari provides one with an adventure of a full day camel ride crossing several sand dunes in the Jaisalmer desert. The package includes authentic style traditional dinner along with local dance performances at the Desert Camps. The much commercial Sam Sand Dunes is a popular area to go for camel safaris. Alternatively, the dunes near Khuri village in Desert National Park are peaceful.
Desert Camping at the desert of Jaisalmer guarantees an incredible experience. At the desert camps, one can spend the night in the middle of the desert staying in luxury Swiss tents that are equipped with all modern amenities. These camps in the desert offer such camping experiences suiting to the needs of the tourists. The camps welcome one to a cultural programme around a bonfire. The best camps around Jaisalmer will be found at The Serai, Oasin, Wind Desert camp, Royal desert camps, Prince desert camp, Madhav desert camp, Savi camps, Ratnawali among others.
Jeep safaris across the Thar Desert would be an amazing addition to the Rajasthan travel story. Jeep safaris are possible only in dry deserts and not sandy one and Sam sand dunes in Jaisalmer is a great destination for a fun and exciting jeep safari. The amazing jeep safari takes one amidst the beautiful sand dunes of Jaisalmer covering remote villages to give the tourists a glimpse of the local livelihood. Jeep Safaris are commenced via either luxury vehicles or standard vehicles like Fortuner, Tata Jeeps, Safari etc.
Parasailing is a fun adventure sport which is a blend of Skydiving, Parasailing and Paragliding and are quite similar to each other. The activity is conducted in an open ground with a parachute tied to a Jeep and the desert land of Jaisalmer makes Parasailing a thrilling experience. Jaisalmer Parasailing sites are one of the best sites for this adventure activity in India. The runways and strips in the Sam Sand Dunes of Jaisalmer make for a remarkable site for Parasailing. Activity charges start from INR 2500/39 USD.
Jaisalmer is an architectural wonderland where the forts, palaces and havelis are built with golden sandstone and reflect the grandiose of the bygone period. Some of the well-known forts in the city are visited by the tourists all throughout the year, and the much revered among them being the great Jaisalmer Fort & the Jaisalmer Fort Palace Museum and Heritage Centre which was an erstwhile royal residence, later converted into a heritage centre and museum. Patwon Ki Haveli, Salim Singh ki Haveli, NathMal ki Haveli and Khaba Fort are among other fascinating architectures in Jaisalmer
Quad Biking involves embarking on a thrilling journey where one can explore the desert and go on a fun ride, mapping the terrains of the undulating sand dunes. This off-road adventure activity is done by certified operators who only allow a patron on a bike, after being guided by trained professionals. The best place for Quad Biking in Jaisalmer is the Sam Sand Dunes in the Thar Desert, located on the outskirts of the main town and makes for the perfect spot for adventure activities. The duration of quad biking is usually lasts an hour. Except for the summer months of April-July, one can visit Jaisalmer anytime and try a hand at Quad Biking.
Visiting the border of India Pakistan still gives most visitors an intriguing experience. Jaisalmer is very close to the border of Pakistan with the Laungewala and Tanot border posts separating India and Pakistan. One can take a package tour to visit the border, which is an absolutely safe tour where the tour starts around 9 AM and proceeds towards the border posts. At the border one can meet and interact with some of the brave soldiers of the Indian Army. Tourists also visit the beautiful and famous temple at Tanot border post when visiting the border.
Dune bashing in the desert of Jaisalmer is conducted on Luxury 4X4 Luxury Vehicles and provides for an enthralling experience where one discovers the hidden beauty of the desert, the sights of a line of camels crossing the desert and experiencing mirages. There are many tour operators who provide Dune bashing in Sam village near Jaisalmer. Sam sand dunes is located 44 km from Jaisalmer in the midst of the Thar Desert and the prices starts from INR 3000/46 USD for one person.
Paramotoring in Jaisalmer is a pulsating adventure sport where one gets to experience breathtaking views of the golden sand dunes from the sky.
This adventure sport takes place for duration of an hour, where one gets accompanied by a pilot, who controls the glide throughout the activity to ensure the participant feels comfortable and safe. Tourists can avail paramotor ride in Sam Sand Dunes in Jaisalmer, which is situated 42 kilometres from the main city. Paramotoring packages starts from INR 2200/34 USD.
Jaisalmer is home to the Desert National Park, one of the biggest national parks of the country. A wildlife safari here makes one witness the diverse wildlife that thrives at the Desert National Park. The Desert National Park is situated in the sandy area near Jaisalmer City and is popular among birdwatchers who enjoy watching birds like bee-eaters, partridges, sandgrouse, larks, demoiselle crane, honey buzzards, falcons and houbara. The tall, heavy and rarely seen Great Indian Bustard is also found in the park among other species of interest.
Jaisalmer is characterised by its hospitable people, its distinct culture, rich tradition and the grand legacy left behind by the bygone era. The various forts, palaces and monuments of Jaisalmer bear unique decorative work on the walls, ceilings and pillars and are mostly carved out of golden sandstone. These historical monuments speak volumes of the rich craftsmanship of the artisans during the olden days. Some famous places to experience art and culture in Jaisalmer are Rajmahal, Jaisalmer Fort, Chandraprabhu Temple, Parsvanath Jain Temple, Salim Singh-ki- Haveli and Nathmal-ki- Haveli. The Desert Festival that is major highlight of Jaisalmer, displays the rich performing arts and unique craft works of the place.
Shopping in Jaisalmer is a sheer delight for its various markets situated across the city. Sadar Bazaar is a local wholesale and retail market at Jaisalmer which sell almost everything starting from handicrafts, paintings, artefacts, souvenirs to gems, jewellery, shawls, carpets and hand embroidered shoes. Sonaron ka Baas is the hub of the jewellery shops in town and in Bhatia Bazaar one can pick up exquisite souvenirs and collectible. Pansari Bazaar, Seema Gram and Manak Chowk are among other popular markets in Jaisalmer.
Traveller Tales From Jaisalmer
06 September 2016
Who says you have to go to Dubai to enjoy the sand dune bashing? Visit the Dune bashing at Jaisalmer and feel the desert paradise in Earth, and what’s more – at the most affordable cost. Camel ride, cultural programs, safari, and many other things were part of our trip. I went over here last summer with my cousin and it was really a nice experience. The best part was the local fooding and cultural shows, the traditional and authentic foods were simply superb, as I am a foodie, I enjoyed mostly all the foods that were served. Initially the camel ride was scary but then it went on well, going to such a place is really a unique experience.
08 November 2017
Wow just wow, very well arranged, good food, fantastic service and lot of adventure. We started at around 1:30 PM and reached the desert. The desert safari was for 45 minutes and it was really great. So much of adventure all together.. Then we went for a camel ride, riding through the desert in the camel was really great, it was a bit hot but the best part came when we saw the beautiful sunset. After that we went to our camps and enjoyed a warm welcome with arti-tikka and dhols. The rajasthani folk music was really great.
08 November 2017
Best camping experience ever! Very well organized with some great help from the stuff. They took care of everything and also arranged a special bonfire for us on request. The camel safari was really great, we had the best time watching the sunset and sipping a cup of tea. But the night time was the best with Rajasthani cultural folk dance program, live langa music which was just awesome.
11 December 2017
From the staffs to the tour guides, from the food to the camel rides, there is not one single complaint regarding this outstanding trip. We have spent a wonderful time amidst the desert, watching the sunset while sipping tea. The only problem that we faced is internet connectivity was completely lost in some places. Rest be assured, you are sure to enjoy the thrill of the desert!
08 November 2017
Wow! Just wow, it was a fantastic tour for all of us. Although our pick up was a bit delayed but once we reached the desert, it was so much fun. Our guide Bijit was really great, he advised us on how to easily mount up the camel and was also very informative. Wonderful service from the team Thrillophilia. They have been connected to us all throughout our trip.
08 November 2017
Simple loved the whole experience, it was so much fun as you ride through the desert. The price was really great for so much of adventure together. We explored the Sam village, Bhillo ki Basti which was really beautiful. All this villages is rich in their tradition and culture. Meeting the local people was really great too, they were very friendly as well.
11 December 2017
The sand dunes which was main attraction of the entire trip. The cost effective plan helped me save a lot. There was no booking fee also! The local guide who took me through the exotic deserts of Jaisalmer was quite cordial and never let me get bored. I also explored other parts of city like grand forts, narrow lanes and vibrant markets.
08 November 2017
Wonderful service, great team very cozy camps and very well planned tour. The camel safari was the best for me and my girlfriend. They welcomed us with Tikka Dastori. Our guide Mohan was very informative and told us about the whole place. The camels provided to us were all very beautifully decorated. Good experience..
08 November 2017
Loved it totally, it was so much fun when we did desert safari tour in Jaisalmer. I along with my wife and two kids went on safari. Very well arranged tour with great service as well. It was so much fun while we went on the camel safari, my kids were really happy. We also enjoyed a delicious buffet Rajasthani dinner.
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