Hill Fort Of Rajasthan is the official name of Jaisalmer. Jaisalmer is the third largest district in India with a massive sand castle rising from sand plains like a mirage. Jaisalmer is also called The Golden City because of yellow stone being used on almost the entire architecture of the place. This time, I’m not gonna talk about the places to see in Jaisalmer but instead, I’m gonna actually get deep into exploring the soul of Jaisalmer.
Exploring the soul…..
Jaisalmer is crowned by numerous breathtaking sites.
And JAISALMER FORT is prominent among all the places, It’s the largest fort located on the Trikuta Hill. It is also called as Sonar Quila, that means “Golden Fort” with museums, shops, hotels & temples.
And if you must visit the fort then it will be an injustice to not visit JAIN TEMPLE, It’s the most important religious attraction which is famous for its intricate carvings & striking similarity with Dilwara Temple.
And Rishabnath temple & Sambhavanath temple are the other two JAIN temples in Jaisalmer.
SALIM SINGH KI HAVELI is the heritage attraction of Jaisalmer and adorns a beautiful roof in the shape of a peacock. One should visit the Haveli to explore more about the historical facts associated with Rajasthan. This is one of the gems when it comes to places to see in Jaisalmer.
Getting your shoes in the sand….
SAM SAND DUNES cover a wide area with mounds of fine sand located 42kms away from the city. And this place is perfect for the overnight camps. If you don’t have your own camp tent, you can go to the Camping sites and book yourself an overnight camp package at around 2500-4500 depending on your choice and comfort. This is one of the best places to see in Jaisalmer.
PATWON KI HAVELI is a perfect example of intricate architecture & it’s the largest Haveli with a cluster of 5 Havelis that are relatively small compared to it (took 55years to built). You can explore the fine art of ancient times of Rajasthan here.
JAISALMER WAR MUSEUM is conceptualized to display India’s rich military history & to showcase the real war efforts. You must visit this place to experience real Indian history and be a proud Indian.
And one should definitely visit the villages of Jaisalmer to get the real feel of desert life. and how people there actually live.The Gadisar Lake is among the most popular Jaisalmer attractions where you can do boating. Flying high in the sky is still a dream of many people and if you are planning a trip to Jaisalmer you must try Parasailing & you can make your trip more adventurous by Paramotoring.
Thar desert, Desert Safari and overnight stay in the desert is the most prominent activity to do and you can extend your desert safari and visit the Indo-Pak border area with prior permission and permit passes from the Indian Military.
Lets get festive!!!
JAISALMER is famous for its festivals & religions.
Currently, there was a JAISALMER DESERT FESTIVAL which included the entertaining puppet show, snake charmers, folk song performances, the traditional dance form, Ghoomer & Kalbeliya filled the air with music and joy.
And the most prominent among all the is Mr. Desert competition.
Therefore, it’s the beat time to visit Jaisalmer as they celebrate the desert culture in the month of January & February.
And if we talk about the people of Jaisalmer, they are jovial & welcoming. They hold their culture & religion.
Jaisalmer is famous for its handicrafts which include intricate embroidery work, silver jewelry, leather products and stonework.
As the people of Jaisalmer are very welcoming so one should not worry about the safety in Jaisalmer. Many people think that Jaisalmer is near the Pakistan border so it will be not safe to plan a trip to Jaisalmer But don’t worry about the safety it’s completely safe to visit as the city is 150kms away from the border.
The belly strike!!
“NO FOOD, NO TRIP ”
But you don’t need to worry about the food in Jaisalmer, there you will have some amazing Rajasthani food.
If you are in Rajasthan you can not afford to miss The Rajasthani Thali, you can find it in almost every restaurant of Jaisalmer and at affordable prices.
As Jaisalmer is a city of Tourism, you will also find cuisines such as Bengali, Italian, and Tibetan.
The traveler’s cup, Milan restaurant, Kuku coffee shop, Thakurji restaurant, Dosa corner are some of the amazing places to eat.
And when you will visit any restaurant after serving the food they will say “JEEMO SA” which mean “PLEASE EAT”.
Now if we talk about the expenses, then a trip to Jaisalmer is not so expensive. The average price of food for one day is ₨605/-. The average price of a hotel for a couple is ₨945/-. And overall one can plan a trip under Rs. 6000/-. But you can save more if you follow this guide to travelling on a shoestring budget.
PADHARO MAHRE DESH ❤
Anjali, Travel Blogger and Student.