Jaisalmer: The Golden Ornate in Rajasthan

Journey to the golden delight on the desert, we had decided to spend a whole month traveling across India and while enlisting the 7 destinations in our journey what first strike in our mind is Jaisalmer. Located in the Thar Desert Just 30 kilometers away from the border with Pakistan means that getting to Jaisalmer was quite the voyage of around 18 hours by train from Delhi, but it was worth of exploring the famed Golden City. Overall we had a total of 3 days to spend in Jaisalmer and I would have gladly stayed for a week if we could skip a journey of Rajasthan. Here you can get a glimpse of why I enjoyed a visit to Jaisalmer the most.

Get immerse inside Jaisalmer Fort:

The most prominent attraction in the city is Jaisalmer Fort, but when I tell you that this place is going to allure you time and time again. I personally visit Jaisalmer Fort three days continuously and every time I found something new on each visit. Narrow twisted lanes break away from the main road, leading you up and down crooked staircases, along the fort’s outer walls where you can see across the city and off into the desert.

Shop for Rajasthani artifacts:

One cannot resist themselves from shopping the dazzling Rajasthani artifacts. There is some certain part of Jaisalmer Fort are like bazaars where you can find all sort of little treasures of Rajasthan. We have bought wall hangings, white canvas with quotidian scenes embroidered in rainbow colors. We also pick colorful pillow covers with elephant-like designs in gold, pink, and blue. Aside from that, I had come across an artist who paint birds and flower motifs an old weathered postcards with Hindi writing. I was much tempted by peacock doorknobs, carved statuettes, and antique masks.

Visit the Jain Temples:

While wandering through the Jaisalmer Fort, we came across a beautiful 12th and 15th centuries Jain Temples which are also made of yellowish sandstone architecture. The temples are relatively simple from the exterior one you set foot inside there is nothing but fascinating intricate stone carvings that carry your eyes from the floor to ceiling.

Admire all the heritage havelis:

The old heritage mansions found across India and Jaisalmer has a few worths. The most renowned havelis of Jaisalmer are Patwon ki Haveli, Salim Singh ki Haveli, and Nathmal ji ki Haveli. Patwon ki Haveli is the most famed haveli in Jaisalmer which is a combination of 5 structures. Nathmalji Ki Haveli was constructed as the residence of the then Prime Minister of Jaisalmer and then later rebuilt as a mansion. Salim Singh ki Haveli was 3000 years old structure which was built like a peacock.

Go on a Desert Safari Trial:

Every Jaisalmer Tour is incomplete without enjoying Desert Safari. The sunset tour that involves during the desert safari is the most fascinating moment. Driving out to the desert, doing a camel safari, having a fire-cooked dinner, and doing a bit of stargazing at night are the most amazing things to do in the Thar Desert.

Enjoy a boat ride on Gadisar Lake:

Gadisar Lake is a manmade lake that was constructed in the 14th century in order to deal with the scarcity of water in the city. Today the lake is the most popular attraction for its visitors where they can enjoy their leisure time. It is quite a scenic view especially the sunset one.

Stay in a mansion-inspired hotel:

To take a feel like a king, you must book your stay into a haveli. Choose the one that is in your budget we have stayed in a Deluxe Room and featured with all the modern amenities. What I mostly love about my accommodation was a day bed and their rooftop that allowed us to catch the rising sun over the dunes and it was a pure magic in the atmosphere.

Every single thing of Jaisalmer allures me the most and I captured everything in my camera. I strongly recommend visiting Jaisalmer once in a lifetime. It is completely a jewel of the Thar Desert, so you must go to explore!

2 Nights 3 Days Jaisalmer Tour Package

Jaisalmer Golden city

The golden jewel of Rajasthan, Jaisalmer is one of the most frequently visited tourist attraction in Rajasthan. The beauty of this town lies in endless sleek of sand dunes and wonderful architectural beauty that can be well displayed in its heritage monuments. The artistic feature of Jaisalmer is well displayed in its forts, havelis, temples, and cenotaphs. Jaisalmer is popularly known as the Golden City of Rajasthan because of its yellowish-golden hue of monuments and the Thar Desert. The most memorable getaway from the hustle-bustle of the city, Jaisalmer is often explored by the adventure lovers and peace seekers.

What this tour offers you?Get in the Sonar Fort

2 Nights 3 Days Jaisalmer Tour Package offers you a great chance to witness the beauty lies in every nook and cranny of the Golden City. This tour covers a wider part of Golden Sand Dunes along with Jaisalmer sightseeing. You will enjoy Jaisalmer Desert Safari in the least crowded part of the Thar Desert which is isolated, yet lively. Here you can experience the serene  silence of desert area and enjoy yourself fully. You can have an opportunity to stay overnight in the desert where you can sleep under the canopy of stars that will surely leave you amazed.

How this tour is scheduled?

Here is a comprehensive tour plan of 2 Nights 3 Day Jaisalmer Tour Package:-

Day 1: Arrival in Jaisalmer
Your arrival at Jaisalmer will be greeted and transferred to your pre-booked hotel. After getting freshen up in the hotel, you will leave for Jaisalmer sightseeing that includes your visit to Jaisalmer Fort- the monument that speaks the history of legendary warriors of the town; Havelis of Jaisalmer – Patwon ki Haveli, Salim Singh ki Haveli, Nathmal ji ki Haveli; Gadisar Lake – a man-made water reservoir constructed by Maharawal Gadsi Singh. Stay overnight in Jaisalmer.

Day 2: Jaisalmer Desert Safari
Have a healthy breakfast at the hotel and then leave for discovering the desert area of Jaisalmer. The Jaisalmer Desert Safari will take you the non-touristic track of Jaisalmer desert where you can enjoy the tranquility in the desert. While riding a camel you will come across to the nearby villages where you can witness the real village lifestyle that shows their cultures, traditions, and everyday routine of their life. After enjoying the desert safari, reach the camping site and experience the overnight stay in the desert.

Day 3: Departure from Jaisalmer
Next day have breakfast and return to the hotel to check-out and transferred to your onward destination.

What is the best time to visit Jaisalmer?Jain Temples of Lodhruva

Jaisalmer enjoys hot and sunny weather throughout the year as the town is enclosed with the great Thar Desert. During the summer season, the climate is extremely dry and hot thus mostly tourists avoid the trip to Jaisalmer during the summer season. Monsoon in Jaisalmer brings very less rain with humidity in climate. Winters are pleasant and breezy in Jaisalmer which is the best time to visit Jaisalmer. One can enjoy the desert life of Jaisalmer during the months of October to March.

How to reach Jaisalmer?

By air- The nearest airport to Jaisalmer is in Jodhpur which is well-linked with major parts of the country. Jodhpur airport in nearly 30 km away from Jaisalmer and from there you can hire any local cab service to reach Jaisalmer.

By road- Jaisalmer serves the good-connectivity to rest of India. You can find various options from Deluxe to ordinary buses of Rajasthan roadways as well as private operators connecting Jaisalmer with Jodhpur, Bikaner, Jaipur, Barmer, Mount Abu, Ahmedabad, etc.

By train- Jaisalmer Railways Station is well-connected with other major cities of India by its railway tracks. Direct trains are available from Delhi, Jaipur, and Jodhpur that can be availed to reach Jaisalmer by train.

Jaisalmer welcomes the visitors whole-heartedly and is also an ideal place for solo traveling in India. Even female solo traveler can find herself feel safe in the town. So plan your Jaisalmer Tour Package now and visit unveil the magical charm of the golden city in Rajasthan.

Famous Food Dishes in Jaisalmer

Famous-Food-Dishes-in-Jaisalmer

As we all know Jaisalmer is famous for its traditions and rich cultural heritage and it is also known for its food. The city is known as The Golden City of Rajasthan. The most famous historical and magnificent monument is the Jaisalmer Fort when the sun rays fall on this fort, it gives the beautiful golden tinge due to its yellow sandstone. There are many other famous tourist attractions like Salam Singh Ki Haveli, Nathmal ki Haveli, Gadisar Lake, etc. Along with cultural heritage, Jaisalmer is also known for its delicious food dishes and that taste you can find here, you won’t find it anywhere in India. Food has many ingredients that enhance the taste of food. Some special spices are used that is made with a mixture of many ingredients. Dishes have an authentic taste of Rajupti and Mughal style recipes. Here is the list of some the best dishes that you must have tried during Jaisalmer Sightseeing.    

Dal Baati Choormadaal bati churma Jaisalmer

It is a famous dish in Rajasthani culture and is known to everyone in India especially in Rajasthani families. The dish is served with Lahsun ki Chutney (Garlic Chutney) and buttermilk along with sliced onion and papad (thin-crisp dish shape food). The dish is the best example of the flavours of Rajasthani cuisine. It attracts many tourists and one of the famous dish in Jaisalmer.

Pyaaz Ki KachoriPyaz ki Kachori Jaipur Jaisalmer Rajasthan India

Pyaaz ki Kachori is the most popular street food in all over Rajasthan. You can easily find this anywhere in the street food shops. The dish is served with Kadi or delicious Chutneys. Most of the people love to eat with kadi. It is famous in Ajmer, Jaipur, Jaisalmer, and Jodhpur, that is why it ranks as one of the best dishes in Rajasthan.

Mutton SaagMutton Saag Rajasthan India Food

Mutton Saag is the most famous dish in Jaisalmer that is cooked with a combination of unique species and ingredients. You can find the Rajasthani taste in the dish when mutton mixed in a puree of spinach along with spices. If you are in Jaisalmer and you are a non-vegetarian then you must taste this dish that makes your trip memorable.

Murgh-e-subzMurgh-e-subz in jaisalmer Rajasthan India

Murg-e-saag is a recipe made with tender chicken which combines with Rajasthani species, a mixture of species and ingredients. The recipe gives you a bouquet of flavours in the mouth, which ultimately made you trip to Jaisalmer memorable. It is the best dish to taste in Jaisalmer for the people who are non- vegetarians.

Gatte ki SabziGatte ki Sabzi Rajasthan Food

Gatte ki Sabzi is a famous dish in Rajasthan and is cooked in almost every home of

India especially in Rajasthani families. It is served with Chapattis, rice, sliced onion and achar (pickle). It is liked by every Rajasthani. The flavour of the dish makes it lip smashing as it cooked with authentic species.

Makhania LassiMakhania Lassi Rajasthan India

Makhania Lassi (Special sweet buttermilk) is the most famous beverage among the Rajasthani people as well as tourists. It is one of the popular drinks in Jaisalmer. It is made with curd, sugar, and dry fruits. The taste of this dish is creamy and cool which refresh your soul and gives instant energy. Lassi is served in the glass that made with clay. Therefore is liked by the tourist the most.   

Ghotua LadoosGhotua Ladoo jaisalmer Rajasthan India

To complete a meal we need a dessert and Rajasthan has a variety of dessert and one of them is Ghotua Laddu. It is made with gram flour, ghee, condensed milk, and sugar and garnished with sliced pista, almonds, and saffrons. It has the best taste in sweets in Rajasthani cuisine.

You must try aforesaid dishes if you are planning to visit Jaisalmer. Jaisalmer is well known for its authentic taste of Rajasthani cuisine. Every trip is incomplete without tasting the specialties of that particular place.

5 Must Visit Temples Around Jaisalmer

5 Must Visit Temples Around Jaisalmer

The Golden heart of Rajasthan, Jaisalmer is blessed with endless beauty including the architectural beauty of historical monuments, a vast stretch of Golden sand dunes, artifacts, cultures, traditions, folk dance, and spirituality of legendary temples. Jaisalmer is enclosed with various tourist attractions like Jaisalmer Fort, Gadisar Lake, Havelis, desert area, and much other but there are some must-visit temples near Jaisalmer that you can’t afford to miss in you Jaisalmer Tour Package. These temples are not only a place of worship but it is a vital part of Jaisalmer Tourism. All the temples in Jaisalmer are dated back to 15th or 16th centuries and thus it displays the architectural style of the bygone era. The town attracts numerous tourists every year due to its amazing desert safari packages and there, on the other hand, it is also a place of worship for pilgrims who visit Jaisalmer to take blessings and became a part of its divinity.  

Top 5 must-visit Temples around Jaisalmer –

Tanot Mata Temple –Tanot Mata Temple jaisalmer

Located near to Pokhran where Army tests India’s second nuclear in 1999 and this was the time when both Indian & Pakistani armies worship this temple. In 1965, Indo-Pak war took place near Tanot Mata Temple and during the war almost everything was destroyed but this eminent temple remains untouched.

Laxminath Temple –Laxminath Temple jaisalmer

Situated inside Jaisalmer Fort, Laxminath Temple is one of the most visited attractions of Jaisalmer which belongs to the Lord Vishnu & his wife Laxmi. This temple receives major attention of tourists visiting Jaisalmer Fort. Laxminath temple is dated back to 1494 constructed by Rao Lunkaran and the structure & artifacts of this temple are quite simple but astonishing.

Ramdev Temple –Ramdev Temple jaisalmer

Ramdevji temple was devoted to Ramdevra, a Rajput who committed his life towards the upliftment of the ill-treated classes. He was followed by many peoples in Rajasthan. The structure of this temple should have been inherent 1931 in the region of the god’s last resting place by Maharaja Ganga Singh of Bikaner.

Shantinath Temple –Shantinath Temple Jaisalmer

One of the seven most important Jain Temples located in Sonar Fort, Shantinath Temple have been dated back to the 16th century. The temple is devoted to the Jain Tirthankar, Shri Shantinath and was established in 1536 AD. It shows the fine art of antiques and is a genuine retreat for the local visitors and tourists.

Jain Temples of Lodhruva –Jain Temples of Lodhruva

Situated about 5 km away from Jaisalmer in a small village Lodhruva, which is famous for its splendid Jain Temples. The 900 years old temple was fanatical to 23rd Tirthankara which was destroyed by Muhammad Ghori in 1152 AD. Later about 800 years back this temple was reconstructed by the locals and along with them, Government officials also take active participation. Jain temples of Lodhruva are beautifully surrounded with the Sand dunes that make it a destination to explore.

Best time to visit JaisalmerJain Temples of Lodhruva

As Jaisalmer is enclosed with the Great Thar Desert, the town mainly enjoys hot and humid climate during the summer season. In the months of April to August, the temperature rises to 42 to 45 degree Celsius during afternoons. Jaisalmer observes very less rainfall in Monsoon season and increases the humidity level in the overall weather of Jaisalmer. October in Jaisalmer witness pleasant weather as evenings became cooler in comparison to others. November to March is the months that constitute the winter season in Jaisalmer and is considered to be the ideal time to visit Jaisalmer. The temperature goes beyond 24 degree Celsius which is best for enjoying Jaisalmer desert safari & local sightseeing. At night the temperature falls to 7 to 8 degree Celsius in the desert area which makes the overnight stay in Jaisalmer desert camp more enjoyable and pleasant.

Jaisalmer is the best place to consider in your next travel plan as it has a lot much to do & to see in the city. So plan your trip to Jaisalmer and get indulge in the vibrant cultures and traditions of Jaisalmer.

Top Places to Visit in Jaisalmer at Night That Ensure a Memorable Experience

Top Places to Visit in Jaisalmer at Night That Ensure a Memorable Experience

Widely known as the Golden City of Rajasthan, Jaisalmer has a glorifying history associated with the former kings of Jaisalmer. Enclosed by the Thar Desert, Jaisalmer is located near the Indo-Pak border. Being the desert city of Rajasthan, Jaisalmer is also featured with top-class facilities, historical architectures that keep tourists awe-inspiring. Whenever you plan a holiday to any tourist destination, you will be definitely willing to explore the nightlife of the city. So, while being in Jaisalmer how can you miss the nightlife of Jaisalmer? Then here comes an end of your searching related to the nightlife of Jaisalmer.

How Jaisalmer at night?Jaisalmer at night real desert man safari Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer nightlife is all about enjoying adventures and various fun activities which bring people of all the sectors together to enjoy the thrilling experiences of nightlife in Jaisalmer. The nightlife at Jaisalmer is full of energy and vigor which is more than nightclubs and pubs. During the New Year at Jaisalmer, special parties are organized in the golden sand dunes of Jaisalmer where one can enjoy folk music and dance with gala buffet dinner and overnight stay in dunes. Moreover, there are many places to visit in Jaisalmer at night that can give you a memorable experience.

Camp stay in desert dunes –Desert camping at Golden sand dunes Jaisalmer

While being in Jaisalmer, falling in love with the desert is natural so what could be the best to enjoy a night at boundless desert terrains of Jaisalmer. A desert trip always starts with Jaisalmer Camel Safari and ends at the sand dunes of Jaisalmer at dusk. Further, you will enjoy some special arrangements made by your travel agent of royal Rajasthani welcome with tea and snacks. Before dinner, performances of folk dancers and musicians are organized to entertain you during campfire. Afterward, a buffet dinner is served before you head to your comfortable tents.

Desert nights at Sam –  Jaisalmer-Dance-Festival

Those who come to explore the culture and traditions of Jaisalmer, this is the must visit place in Jaisalmer. Desert nights at Sam is one of the best things you that can’t afford to miss in Jaisalmer at night, they organize unbeatable cultural music and dance performances in a Desert Safari Jaisalmer. The program lasts for about 2-4 hours and will help you to get refreshed. A night well spent in the sand dunes ensures a memory for long.

Luxury dining and lodging at the Royale Jaisalmer –A perfect place to dine out in the late hours of the night jaisalmer

A perfect place to dine out in the late hours of the night, the Royale Jaisalmer is one of the best places to visit in Jaisalmer. The Royale Jaisalmer is a cut above the rest and settled at the heart of the city. It is well-maintained, hygienic, and has a trendy royal décor. It is well-featured with a beautiful rooftop restaurant that serves delicious food that satisfies your taste bud.

Incredible Discotheque –incredible discotheque night life of Jaisalmer

Situated in the center of the city, it is one of the liveliest pubs in Jaisalmer city which has impressive interior designs. It serves the top collection of whiskey, scotch, wines, beer, and other liquors. This discotheque plays some of the best music in the town and hosts a truly connecting ambiance for the youth and youngsters.

Shows at Ramesh Talkies –

Ramesh Talkies is one of the top places to visit in Jaisalmer where you can watch movie shows at night. It is one of the most popular theatres in Jaisalmer which is best for those who love to chill out with friends at night.Shows at Ramesh Talkies Jaisalmer

The Golden City of Rajasthan offers several activities for tourists that can add a unique experience to the Jaisalmer Tour Package and thus make it a most memorable tour of your life. All of the above-mentioned night out places will surely enhance your travel experience in Jaisalmer.