Located on the edge of Thar Desert, the city of Jaisalmer is a prominent tourist spot in Rajasthan Tourism. The long stretch desert, camels, people wearing ethnic attire enhances the beauty of this place. People from not only India but from across the world visit this exotic city and enjoy the yellow stone architectures which will tell you about the great and amazing stories of the royal bygone era of the city. Often called as the Golden City, Jaisalmer was established by Rawal Jaisal in 12th century.
Here we will start our journey to this most spectacular city of Rajasthan and let you know about the every single detail that will make your Jaisalmer Tour amazing and memorable.
- Places to Visit in Jaisalmer
- Shopping in Jaisalmer
- Hotels in Jaisalmer
- What to Eat in Jaisalmer?
- How to Reach Jaisalmer?
- Best Time to Visit Jaisalmer
1. Places to Visit in Jaisalmer
Jaisalmer Fort – Also known as ‘Sonar Quila’ is one of the amazing and popular forts in Jaisalmer. It is the largest forts in the world. It is located on Trikuta hills and overlooking the Jaisalmer city. It is one of the magnificent monuments in the city of Jaisalmer.
Camel Safari – It is one of the exciting and amazing things to do in Thar Desert.
Sam Sand Dunes – It is one of the famous Places to See in Jaisalmer which is situated 42 km away from Jaisalmer. February is the best time to visit Sam dunes as Jaisalmer Desert Festival is on the peak point which attracts lots of tourists.
Patwa ki Haveli – It is one of the Largest Havelis in Rajasthan which have beautiful Jharokhas, fine wall paintings, archways and gateways.
Suggested Tour: 13 Nights 14 Days Heritage of Rajasthan
2. Shopping in Jaisalmer
The rich and vibrant culture of Jaisalmer can be seen in the markets of the city. There are many shopping arcades in Jaisalmer where one can find the ethnic and traditional souvenirs along with contemporary items. For shopping lovers here are the lists of some of the famous markets in Jaisalmer-
Manak Chowk – Manak Chowk is famous for variety of things like handicrafts, textiles, gems, leather works and many more.
Pansari Bazaar – Also known as Villager’s market. It is one of the oldest markets in Jaisalmer and it is the best places to explore the Rajasthani Culture.
Bhatia Bazaar – It is the famous market to see the leather items, tablecloths, lights and wooden things.
Sadar Bazaar – It is a wholesale and retail Market in Jaipur. Here you will find handicrafts, paintings, shawls, diamond adornments and hand-weaved shoes. Shopping in Jaisalmer will indeed make your India Tours memorable.
Suggested Tour: 13 Nights 14 Days Cultural Rajasthan
3. Hotels in Jaisalmer
Being one of the major tourist hubs, travellers can find a plethora of Hotels in Jaisalmer. There are various luxurious and Budget Hotels in Jaisalmer which are listed as below-
- Hotel Jaisalkot
- Jogan Jaisalmer Camp
- Fort Rajwada
- Hotel Rawalkot
- Chokhi Dhani
- Savi Camps
- Mahadev Resort
- Hotel Rang Mahal
- Gorbandh Palace
- Hotel Moonlight
- Hotel Jessulkot
- Hotel Vrinda Palace
Suggested Tour: 10 Nights 11 Days Regal Rajasthan Tour
4. What to Eat in Jaisalmer?
The touch of Rajasthani scrumptiousness can be seen in Jaisalmer as the food of the city is very famous for delicious dishes. Food lovers should not leave tasting kadhi pakoda, gate ki subzi, laalmaas, most delicious dal bati Choorma, panchadhariladoos and many more. Dhanraj Bhatia sweets, Rang Mahal restaurant, Trio restaurant and Chokhi Dhani are the famous places where one will get the best Rajasthani Cuisines.
Suggested Tour: 10 Nights 11 Days Royal Rajasthan Tour
5. How to Reach Jaisalmer?
Jaisalmer is well connected to other major cities via airways, railways and roadways. Jodhpur airport is the only airport which is 5-6 hour drive from Jaisalmer. Major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata and Udaipur are connected to Jaisalmer through Jodhpur airport. Jaisalmer is connected to major cities like Delhi, Jodhpur, Jodhpur and many more via Jaisalmer railway station.
Suggested Tour: 9 Nights 10 Days Colors of Rajasthan Tour
6. Best Time to Visit Jaisalmer
Winter is the best time to visit Jaisalmer. November to February is the best time when winters are cold and pleasant with chilly nights. The temperature during the day is up to 24 degree and it goes to 5 degree at night.
Suggested Tour: 11 Nights 12 Days Heritage and Cultural Rajasthan Tour