Jaisalmer “the Golden City of India” is a land of fascinating sand dunes, magnificient havelis and stunning Jain temples. Come here to loose yourself in the sand dunes, stay in a camp, experience the solitude, witness the sunset behind the horizon and live the rich cultural heritage as part of ALifetimeTrip of the Thar Desert.
Best time to visit: October till March
Plan: Drive to Jaisalmer ”the Golden city”, check-in at hotel, and then visit Sam sand dunes that would give you a fun filled evening, enjoy the camel safari and feast your eyes with cultural bonanza in the undulating sea of sand.
Next day, enjoy city tour of Jaisalmer visiting The Golden fort or Sonar Killa- the living Fort with almost 4000 families living inside the fort walls, trace the former opulence in the havelis called Patwon ki haveli, Salim singh ki haveli & Nathmal ki haveli.
If you have sufficient days with you, a night’s stay at desert camps offered with a Traditional Rajasthani dinner & evening folk Dance is not to miss.
Shopping Around: Look for pretty embroidery work, mirror work, traditional rugs, hand woven blankets and antiques. Popular shopping bazaars are within the fort and include Sadar Bazar and Sonaron ka Bass.
Also Explore: Enroll into a dance class with Queen Harish; Bada Bagh if you are looking for some beautiful but peaceful place to watch the sunset; go on a camel safari at the Desert Nation park if you are a wildlife lover.
Celebrations: Desert Festival that takes place In the month of February.