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Things to do in Jaisalmer

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Jaisalmer is a beautiful city and one of the major tourist’s attractions of Rajasthan. The city attracts thousands of travelers every year to see the various forts and palaces of the Rajputs who kept their mark of Royalty on this land. Jaisalmer is especially known for its golden sandstone fort which is the epitome of the city’s classiness. The city of Jaisalmer was founded by King Rawal Jaisal and he made his capital famous and the city is also famous for having the Indo-Pak border. The city is a traveler’s delight and there are ample of things to do in Jaisalmer apart from visiting the famous tourist attractions of Jaisalmer and the travelers can enjoy the most from the extraordinary activities and can have a never forgetting holiday experience from the city. The city is also famous for its safaris which can be one of the most enthralling experiences one can have from the Jaisalmer tour.

Things You must do in Jaisalmer

Bash on the Golden Sands through Desert Safari

The golden city is known for the nice and glitzy fortress but the sand dunes are something which cannot be denied and one of the best important elements that could make your holiday warmer and more thrilling.

The safaris can be done by both camels and jeep safaris is a thrilling one and the travelers who are looking for a night stay will also get good options and riding on the camel will be a royal experience and indeed anew and sensational one and the people who are looking for jeep safaris will enjoy something different and adventurous whereas the camel travelers will also find something really different and close to the royals.

Explore the majestic Jaisalmer fort

The Jaisalmer Fort or the Golden Fort is known for its exclusiveness and the fort is a complete town in itself and one can see the beautiful fort standing high on the golden sand dunes.

Inside the fort, there are various Havelis or small houses that can be seen that are the home of the merchants of that particular area and a fort is a running place as many people have their houses over there.

The walls of the fort are known for their exquisite work and that is why people visit here to see the culture and trade traditions of Rajasthan which is really heartwarming and do not forget to have the sunset view of the fort that looks as gleaming gold.

Visiting the Gadsisar Lake

This is one of the must things to do in Jaisalmer where you will love to see the rainwater lake which is a great source of water for the city.

The lake is an artificial lake which is nearly 650 years old and was made by King Ghadsi of Jaisalmer and that is why the lake is named after him.

The lake is having a spellbinding scene all around as it is surrounded by many temples and tombs of the various saints.

The lake is indeed a beautiful one and entertaining too. As you can watch puppet shows in the morning as well as in the evening.

Camping on the Sandy dunes

One can really count the unending stars of the dark night while lying on the cool sands of the Thar if you are going camping in the desert during your trip of Jaisalmer. The tourists can go for the various service providers and can hire for various trips for camping.

The camping trips can differ and depend on your mood and also upon your budget and you can go for some hours to some nights but all you can enjoy is the starry nights and the cool sands underneath.

This could be a perfect trip for the honeymooners and also for the people who are urging to visit the Thar at night.

Adventurous Activities on the Sands

During the desert trip, the travelers can go for various adventurous activities on the sands which can make their holiday more enthralling and they can get a wide chance of performing them on the beautiful sands of the Thar Desert.

The travelers can go for quad biking which is indeed an exciting experience and one can get the various and powerful quad bikes to explore the desert forests of Jaisalmer.

The travelers can more go for parasailing on the sands of the Thar as there are many service providers that can provide you parachute to see the city from the top and in a flying condition.

Visiting the Beautiful Havelis of Jaisalmer

The havelis of Jaisalmer is worth a visit and one can visit the beautiful Salim Singh Ki Haveli and Patwon Ki Haveli and both are really a nice example of beautiful and intricate craftsmanship.

Patwon is Haveli is a group of five different which is also known as the “mansion of brocade merchants” because the Patwa family was the dealers in gold and silver in the past.

Whereas, Salim Singh ki Haveli is a masterpiece and a real example of creativity and it has 38 beautiful balconies. This haveli is made of sandstone and is indeed a great form of intricate stone craft.

Visiting the Wildlife of the Desert

The wildlife of Jaisalmer is worth a visit and one can have a look at them while visiting the Jungle safari trip and the people who are interested in visiting the birds and mammals of the desert can have a trip to the Desert National Park.

The park is home to some of the native wildlife and bird species, and a park is a great place that represents ecology which is environment-friendly. Travelers can see Chinkara, Hare Indian Fox and Desert Cat frequently in the park.

When it comes to the bird tourist can spot, the Great Indian Bustard and the local birds of Rajasthan in the park such as peacocks, ducks and many others.

Jaisalmer Camel Safari

Jaisalmer Camel Safari

Photo Credit- Clara & James Dunning

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