Jaisalmer

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Visit Jaisalmer

Ride out into the desert on the back of a camel and go inside a working fort when you visit this captivating city in Rajasthan.

Jaisalmer lies in the vast Thar Desert. The carpet of sand that gives the town its yellowish tint has earned it the nickname of the Golden City. Come here for the monumental buildings and adventure across the sand dunes.

When you arrive at Jaisalmer, the first thing you will notice is Jaisalmer Fort, a massive 12th-century stone structure on top of a hill. The large fortification is a mini city where several thousand people live and work. Visit the vast complex for shops, houses, restaurants, temples and palaces, including Jain Temple, a collection of seven interconnected temples. These temples date from the 12th and 15th centuries and their walls feature lots of intricate carvings of animal and human figures.

After you’ve explored the fort, climb on a rickshaw for the short journey to Patwon Ki Havali. This is a collection of five distinct mansions, called havalis, that were built between 1805 and 1860. As you walk through and around the yellow sandstone structure, pay attention to the carved pillars, ornate balconies and large collection of paintings.

See more fascinating examples of architecture in the temples around Gadisar Lake. The rainwater lake on the outskirts of the city is one of the most popular attractions in Jaisalmer. Tour the religious shrines, go boating and stroll by the water’s edge. Visit during the winter to see large numbers of migratory birds.

Take advantage of Jaisalmer’s close proximity to the desert by going for a camel ride across the dunes. Many sandy safaris start out from the small village of Khuri, about 31 miles (50 kilometres) away. Trips are available from a few hours to several days.

Reach Jaisalmer by flying into Jodhpur Airport, at a distance of 170 miles (274 kilometers), then drive or take the train to complete your journey. Travel between the city's grand palaces and temples by bike, rental car or auto rickshaw.

Top hotels in Jaisalmer

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Jaisalmer Marriott Resort & Spa
Jaisalmer Marriott Resort & Spa
5 out of 5
Jaisalmer-Sam-Dhanana Road, Police Line, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
SG$185
per night
Feb 6 - Feb 7

This family-friendly Jaisalmer hotel is located in the historical district, within 1 mi (2 km) of Nathmalji-ki-Haveli, Bhatia Market and Patwon-ki-Haveli. Jaisalmer ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (52 reviews)

"We had an awesome stay at Jaisalmer Marriott, all the hospitality and staff was very good. We would definitely visit there once again to experience luxury with such an awesome service."…"

Reviewed on 25 Jun,2019

Jaisalmer Marriott Resort & Spa
Suryagarh
Suryagarh
5 out of 5
Kahala Phata Sam Road, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
SG$237
per night
Jan 27 - Jan 28

Situated in Jaisalmer, this luxury hotel is within 9 miles (15 km) of Kuldhara Abandoned Village Well, Jaisalmer Fort and Desert National Park. Nathmalji-ki-Haveli ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (70 reviews)
Refined Desert Getaway

"Suryagarh was the first stop in our week long Rajasthan trip. We were blown away by its beauty! It was the small things that really stole the show, we’ll placed sit outs that encourage you to spend time outside of your room, the attentive but non intrusive staff, the numerous animals/ birds in the ..."…"

Reviewed on 14 Oct,2019

Suryagarh
Abu Safari Jaisalmer
Abu Safari Jaisalmer
3 out of 5
Near Fort, Dhibba Para, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
SG$4
per night
Jan 23 - Jan 24

Situated in Jaisalmer, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Bhatia Market and Jaisalmer Fort. Nathmalji-ki-Haveli and Patwon-ki-Haveli are also within 15 ...

4.4/5Excellent! (8 reviews)

"Home in Jaisalmer: Simple Perfect! We stayed here 1 week, We enjoyed the food from Chef Rashid in the best rooftop with an amazing view to the fort. Staff were like brothers to us, always funny and available! The safari was really really nice, we slept under the stars after a beautiful camel ..."…"

Reviewed on 6 Jul,2019

Abu Safari Jaisalmer

Popular things to do in Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer Fort
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Jaisalmer Fort

5/5(8 reviews)

Admire imposing bastions, lavish havelis and colorful temples, shop for handicrafts and sample delicious Rajasthani cuisine at this magnificent sandstone citadel.

Khuri Sand Dunes
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Khuri Sand Dunes

Watch spectacular sunsets, enjoy Rajasthani dance performances and ride a camel across sprawling sand dunes to experience the solitude of the Thar Desert.

Desert National Park
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Desert National Park

5/5(1 review)

Join camel and four-wheel drive safaris to discover the spectacular landscapes, varied wildlife, rural settlements and Rajasthani culture of the magnificent Thar Desert.

Top activities in Jaisalmer

Sunset safari & folk dance with dinner, Jaisalmer
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Sunset safari & folk dance with dinner, Jaisalmer

SG$15

Jaisalmer is the Golden city of Rajasthan, Grab this deal to explore the Golden city and dunes. The desert of Jaisalmer is an ideal allure for travelers with a lot of sunshine and a never-ending sleek stretch of sand.

Dune Bashing In Jaisalmer
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Dune Bashing In Jaisalmer

SG$7

Jaisalmer implies a major tourist point in Rajasthan. Jaisalmer is regarded as the 'golden city' due to the golden dunes in the Thar Desert. If you are in Jaisalmer, don't miss the camel ride and Jeep safari through the Thar desert.

Jaisalmer Under the Stars - Night Walk Tour
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Jaisalmer Under the Stars - Night Walk Tour

SG$18

Whenever someone talks about the Rajasthan state it's the Jaisalmer city that comes in mind first. The city consists of plenty of 'Mahals', 'Havelis' and of course the Thar desert. Jaisalmer is a beautiful city during the day, yet it is even more beautiful at night.

Heritage & Cultural Trails of Jaisalmer - Walking Tour
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Heritage & Cultural Trails of Jaisalmer - Walking Tour

SG$18

Jaisalmer is the city known as the Golden city and one of the most charming cities of Rajasthan. Explore some of the most important places of this beautiful city, including some hidden yet prominent lanes. Start your trip at 9.

Jaisalmer Local tour
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Jaisalmer Local tour

SG$19

The Golden City of Jaisalmer in Rajasthan is simply unmatched. It was the part of the famous Silk Route during the days of yore. The splendid Jaisalmer Fort stands proudly on its land and narrates the stories of the valor and chivalry of the Rajput rulers.

Jain Temple Full Day Tour From Jaisalmer To Udaipur
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Jain Temple Full Day Tour From Jaisalmer To Udaipur

SG$88

Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Pass By: Jaisalmer Fort, Fort Road Amar Sagar Pol, Jaisalmer 345001 India You will be picked up in the morning at by an English-speaking driver from Jaisalmer Airport, Jaisalmer Junction Railway Station, Bus Station, or your centrally located hotel in Jaisalmer , and leave for Jain Temple in Ranakpur.

Reviews of Jaisalmer

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Verified traveler

Dec 30, 2019

The dessert trip is not to be missed .

5/5 - Excellent

Billwinkle

Dec 15, 2019

Very atmospheric desert outpost with authentic fortress.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Oct 29, 2019

There are places to see like Patwo ki Haveli . Fort Tanot Mata mandir 110 Km away and Laungewala War Museum

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 13, 2019

Very nice

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