Jaisalmer Monsoon Guide: Showers in the Desert City
Monsoon season brings a relief from the sizzling heat of the sun in summers and what could be the better destination than Rajasthan during showers. North India especially Rajasthan is a dry state during the summer season, but with the arrival of monsoon season, the state invites tourists from all over the world to explore the royalty which intact at its every historic architecture. Whenever it comes to discover Rajasthan, Jaisalmer is the most prominent name in the list destinations to explore in the royal state.
Gaining a name of The Golden City of Rajasthan, Jaisalmer is well known for its vast dimensions of the desert terrains that allure tourists the most. From the vast stretch of sand dunes to historic forts, palaces, havelis, cenotaphs, and lakes, Jaisalmer satisfies the wanderlust of every type of tourist visiting the city. If you are planning your Rajasthan tour in monsoon season, then make sure you made a visit to Jaisalmer where you can get an unmatched experience ever in the desert city.
The climate in Jaisalmer during Monsoon Season –
Monsoon in Jaisalmer arrives in the month of September and lasts till the end of October. Dissimilar to the other place in India, this city in Rajasthan experiences moderate rainfall or no rainfall at all. Though the city gets humid climate since after rainfall, during October the weather usually remains pleasant and charming which makes your Jaisalmer Sightseeing more enjoyable.
Top 5 Places to visit in Jaisalmer
Jaisalmer Fort –
positioned at the Tirkuta Hills, Jaisalmer Fort is recognized as a UNESCO’s World Heritage Site under the head of Hill Forts of Rajasthan. Dated back to around 1156 AD, Jaisalmer Fort evokes the glorious history of erstwhile kingdoms mainly the Rajput warrior Rao Jaisal after whom the city was named. The structure of Jaisalmer Fort is mainly comprised of yellowish-golden sandstone which makes it appear as a golden jewel on the desert land.
- Timings: 6:00 am to 5:00 pm
- Entry Fees: INR 50 Indians; INR 250 foreigners
Bada Bagh –
situated approx 6 kilometers away from Jaisalmer, Bada Bagh adds greenery to the desert landscape. The historic site was constructed to accommodate the royal tombs till date at one place; cenotaphs of royal families are the major attraction of this place. The Govardhan Stambh is another major highlight of this place which is located at the entrance of this park.
- Timings: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
- Entry Fees: INR 50 Indians; INR 100 foreigners
Patwon ki Haveli –
another name of Patwon ki Haveli is ‘Mansion of Brocade Merchants’ is an amazing attraction of Jaisalmer in monsoon season. Well-known for its unique and alluring architectural style and magnificent carvings, the haveli is a home of many famous paintings and artifacts of a bygone era. It is the finest example of the brilliant architectural style of previous artists.
- Timings: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
- Entry Fees: INR 20 Indians; INR 100 foreigners
Gadsisar Lake –
the man-made reservoir was constructed by Maharwal Gadsi Singh for the conservation of rainwater. It is an attraction that never fails to allure tourists visiting in their Jaisalmer Tour Package. Gadsisar Lake became the bird’s paradise during monsoon season where you can capture the magnificent bird species. It is the best place to enjoy boating with an evening sunset view over the lake.
- Timings: 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
- Entry Fees: INR 10 to 100 for a boat ride
The Thar Heritage Museum –
the heritage museum holds a collection of historic items like musical instruments, fossils, kitchen hardware, and weapon which showcases the culture and heritage of Rajasthani people. The main highlight of this museum is the puppet show that reflects the tales of a bygone era.
- Timings: 9:00 am to 8:00 pm
- Entry fees: INR 30 Indian; INR 70 Foreigners
Jaisalmer Desert in Monsoon
The golden sand dunes of Jaisalmer bring out the greenery and make the ruins cheer up like never before. The bare brown earth was sprinkled with greenery in the monsoon season which transforms the desert completely which you will experience in your Jaisalmer Desert Safari. Slightly humid but cool climate because of the guest of breeze, monsoon showers bring out the real beauty of the desert area.
These must-visit attractions of Jaisalmer will give you a glimpse of the heritage and cultural Rajasthan while enjoying the pleasant and charming atmosphere with a little pinch of humid in the desert city. So, if you are planning your escape in monsoon in India, then make sure to not miss out on the extravagant tour of Rajasthan while considering Jaisalmer in your tour itinerary.