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Best Things To Do in Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer is situated in the Maharaja State of India, Rajasthan. This much revered city is located close to the border of Pakistan and boasts of the rugged terrains of the Thar Desert. The city is characterised by its massive forts made out of Golden sandstone from which it derives its name. The camel safaris are a great way to explore the Jaisalmer countryside, to experience its magnificence. The Jaisalmer Desert Safari is a very popular activity among Best Things To Do in Jaisalmer. This fun and adventurous activity makes one familiar with the rustic life of the locals living around the desert and also makes one witness splendid sights of the spectacular desert. The rest of the world knows Jaisalmer for its sandy terrain of the Thar Desert and the magnificent Jaisalmer Fort, also called Sonar Qila (Golden Fort).

This fort is the most prominent landmark which houses shops, hotels and ancient havelis (grand homes). Jaisalmer is a much visited tourist destination and over the years tourism has flourished manifolds. After the rise in commercialisation, many palaces in the city have been transformed into heritage hotels and museums which attract many tourists. Among notable attractions in Jaisalmer is the huge Gadi Sagar Lake which was formerly built as a water conserver in the 14th century. Jaisalmer is an architectural paradise with its fortresses and havelis that adorn golden sandstone architecture and reflects optimum grandeur. Salim Singh ki Haveli and Patwa ki Haveli are also tourist hotspots among other notable places of Interest in Jaisalmer. One must visit the Kuldhara Village where local folklore suggests that the ruins of this village are haunted. Bada Bagh, Khaba fort, Surya Gate, Mandir Palace, Vyas Chhatri and Tanot Maa Temple are among other tourist attractions in Jaisalmer. When in Jaisalmer, tourists love to engage and enjoy the rustic and earthy music and folk dance of the gypsy travellers that portrays the essence of the Rajasthani Folk culture and this activity is one of the Best Things To Do in Jaisalmer.

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Traveller Tales From Jaisalmer

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Ajay Aj

04 January 2019

"Desert camping in Jaisalmer remains highlights of your memories ????\nNice Food, Places, Scenic place..\n"

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Diksha Singh

22 January 2019

I took this trip along with my two friends and we had a wonderful experience there. We had an awesome stay in the Swiss Tent where all the required facilities are available or if not on asking they pro...

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monil_beotra1972

28 December 2018

Lovely place and very helpful staff Lost my daughters retainers and they went out of their way to find it Thanks so much for wvetoyou guys did to make our stay memorable Nice cultural dance in the

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surbhi sharma

26 December 2018

"it was a very nice experience, everything was very well planned. Thanks Thrillophilia "

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Munazza Muchhala

08 November 2018

"Amazing experience!! Must visit atleast once in a lifetime. Well maintained camp and the staff were friendly. "

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Deepika Tomar

31 December 2018

An incredible experience!! We did this safari in December month and it was a thrilling experience. We were 5 adults and reached the camp by 4pm where complimentary tea and snacks were served. Tent was...

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Ayush Kumar

28 December 2018

"Thanks Thrillophilia for that amazing experience with you.The tour arranged by you was awesome.We enjoyed alot."

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Akshay Chhajed

14 December 2018

"Ohh!!! just amazing experience. One must have camping trip in sam dunes (Jaisalmer)..The tents are so nice clean and tidy, Camel safari is just awesome with sunset.. after safari you will definitely e...

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Kedar Kedar

09 December 2018

Had a wonderful stay at Sam sand dunes desert safari. I visited with my family and everybody thoroughly enjoyed the stay. The food, cultural programme, desert safari and tents everything was good.

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What You Should Know More About Things To Do in Jaisalmer

  • Q. What are the best things to do in Jaisalmer?

    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.

    The Best Things To Do in Jaisalmer are taking camel safari rides across the desert, going on a cultural tour to visit the villages and experience their culture and tradition, experiencing the grandiose of the havelis and forts built during the bygone era, among which the Jaisalmer Fort is much revered.

    One must visit the Kuldhara Village where local folklore suggests that the ruins of this village are haunted. Bada Bagh, Khaba fort, Surya Gate, Mandir Palace, Vyas Chhatri and Tanot Maa Temple are some of the tourist attractions in Jaisalmer.

  • Q. What are the best adventure activities to do in Jaisalmer?

    Jaisalmer also promises incredible fun and adventurous experiences to its visitors apart from its other mainstream activities that interests tourists. One can indulge and choose from multitude of activities like Quad Biking, Camping with Motor Bike, Desert Camel Safari and Jeep safaris are the perfect way to get some thrilling adventure in Jaisalmer.

    Dune bashing, enthralling ATV rides and horse riding activity at countryside are other exciting activities that may interest the tourists visiting Jaisalmer.

  • Q. Where can I enjoy a camel safari in Jaisalmer? What are its charges?

    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.

  • Q. Which are the best desert campsites in Jaisalmer?

    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 Jaislamer will be found at The Serai, Oasin, Wind Desert camp, Royal desert camps, Prince desert camp, Madhav desert camp, Savi camps, Ratnawali among others.

  • Q. Which are the best destinations to experience a jeep safari in Jaisalmer?

    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.

  • Q. Where can I enjoy parasailing in Jaisalmer? What are its charges?

    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.

  • Q. Which are some famous forts to visit in Jaisalmer?

    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, Nath Mal ki Haveli and Khaba Fort are among other fascinating architectures in Jaisalmer

  • Q. Where can I do quad biking in Jaisalmer? What is the best time to do it?

    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 certifies 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.

  • Q. When can I visit India Pakistan border in Jaisalmer? Is it safe to do so?


    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

  • Q. Where can I experience dune bashing in Jaisalmer? What are its charges and how safe is it?

    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.

  • Q. Where to do paramotoring in Jaisalmer? What are its charges?

    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.

  • Q. Which are the best places to visit for a wildlife safari experience in Jaisalmer?

    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.

  • Q. Which are some famous places to experience art and culture in Jaisalmer?

    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.

  • Q. Which are some famous markets to shop in Jaisalmer?

    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 fromhandicrafts, 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.