State: Rajasthan

Jaisalmer (nicknamed – The Golden City) is the most popular desert town of Rajasthan. The town lies in the heart of Thar Desert and is crowned by a living fort – Sonargarh. In addition to several heritage monuments, Jaisalmer is also home to ancient history, a haunted village and desert wildlife. This little town is certainly a must visit destination in India.


Jaisalmer Fort
1. Jaisalmer / Sonargarh Fort
A massive yellow sandstone fortification that maintains the Raj Mahal and several havelis, gateways and temples

Jaisalmer Bada Bagh
2. Bada Bagh
Bada Bagh is a beautiful place that houses several cenotaphs of the royal families

Jaisalmer Patwon Ki Haveli
3. Patwon Ki Haveli
The large corridors and the decorated walls are excellent representations of the art form that prevailed

Jaisalmer Sam
4. Sam Sand Dunes
The ideal location to set off for the Desert Safari

Jaisalmer Thar Heritage Museum
5. The Thar Heritage Museum
The history, culture, art and architecture of the famous Thar Desert

Jaisalmer Gadisar Lake
6. Gadisar Lake
The people of the desert city once depended on this tank for their water needs

Jaisalmer Desert National Park
7. Desert National Park
Very unfriendly locality for species to survive and hence you will find fauna and flora live on the desert’s edge

Jaisalmer Salim Singh Haveli
8. Salim Singh Ki Haveli
A distinct architecture with an extended arched roof in the shape of a peacock

Jaisalmer Jain Temple
9. Jain Temple
A fine example of Dilwara style of architecture that uses yellow sandstone

Jaisalmer Kuldhara
10. Kuldhara Village
Located in the outskirts is the ruin of Kuldhara village that dates back to the 13th century

Typical 2 night itinerary for Jaisalmer

Morning arrive Jaisalmer. Check in at the hotel. In the afternoon, visit to Bada Bagh. Overnight at the hotel

Morning sightseeing of Jaisalmer including Jaisalmer Fort (Sonargarh Fort), Patwon Ki Haveli, Salim Singh Ki Haveli and The Thar Heritage Museum.
Drive to Sam Sand Dunes by afternoon. Opt to visit Kuldhara Village on the way. Upon arrival at Sand Dunes, check in to the camps. Enjoy camel ride and camp activities during your stay. Overnight at the hotel

After breakfast, drive back to Jaisalmer town to connect onward journey


MAJOR CITIES: Jodhpur – 300 km  |  Udaipur – 550 km  |  Jaipur – 600 km  |  Delhi – 800 km
NEARBY TOURIST DESTINATIONS: Barmer – 150 km  |  Pokhran – 120 km  |  Osiyan – 250 km | Jodhpur – 300 km  |  Bikaner – 330 km  |  Jaipur – 600 km
NEAREST RAIL HEADS: Jaisalmer (0 km)  |  Jodhpur (300 km)
NEAREST AIRPORT: Jaisalmer  |  Jodhpur – 300 km  |  Bikaner – 330 km  |  Jaipur – 600 km
** All distances are approximate **

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