Monday, 1 October 2018

Things to do in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India

Jaisalmer is a beautiful city of Rajasthan state in India, it is also Known as the "Golden City" of Rajasthan, because of its yellow sandstone architecture. The Jaisalmer Fort is a hilltop citadel surrounded by 99 bastions. Behind the huge walls of Jaisalmer Fort you can see the ornate Maharaja's Palace and beautifully curved jain temples.

Jaisalmer is named after Maharaja Jaisal Singh, it is one of the most popular tourist destination in Rajasthan. Located in the Thar desert, this city is well known for its rich history and culture. This beautiful desert city of Rajasthan offers you some adventure sports, desert safaris & camping facilities that absolutely gives you a very amazing experience here.

The best time to visit this city is from November to March. Because in these months the weather of Jaisalmer is comfortable to go for desert safari. The vibrant desert festival celebrated in Jaisalmer in February month of every year which attracts lots of tourists from all around the world.

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Jaisalmer City Sightseeing: Discover the Golden City of Rajasthan
The city is known for its grand Jaisalmer fort and other tourist attractions like, inter alia, Lake of Gadisar, Patwon Ki Haveli, Sadar Market and Thar Desert. Taking a tour of this beautiful city is one of the most exciting things to do in Jaisalmer. Here you can also visit to the Desert Museum and Heritage Museum of the city.

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Boating in Gadisar Lake
The Gadisar Lake is one of the most popular tourist attraction in Jaisalmer. The lake of Gadisar is man-made reservoir which was built by Maharawal Gadsi Singh in 1367. Boating in this lake is one of the most refreshing things to do here. This is the best destination to enjoy with your family and friends, which offers spectacular surroundings and fun-filled boating in this sparkling lake.

Opening Time: 7 am – 7 pm

Charges: For 2-seater pedal boat the charge is INR 100, For 4-seater pedal boat the charge is INR 200 and INR 300 for 6 seater rowing boats.

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Shopping at Local Bazaar (Market)
There are many different options are available for shopping in Jaisalmer.
What to shop: Puppets, Rajasthani dresses, Rajasthani shoes, decorative items, handicrafts, camel leather items, sandstone showpieces and wooden made items.

Where to shop: The best places for shopping in Jaisalmer are Sadar Market, Bhatia Market, Manak Chowk, Sonaron ka Baas, Pansari Market (This market is oldest one in Jaisalmer).

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Paramotoring: View the Desert from the Sky
Paramotoring is one of the most adventurous activities to do in Jaisalmer for those who wants to make their Jaisalmer trip adventurous. This motor-powered parasailing offers you a very beautiful views of the golden sand dunes from the sky. You can also make videos and click pictures of the surroundings to store this beautiful movements of your life. It is very safe and secure, the well trained pilot will control the motor.

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Quad Biking: Experience the Off-road Adventure
Another adventurous thing to do in Jaisalmer is Quad Biking, it is the most thrilling things to do in Jaisalmer. Here you can experience the biking on sand dune with Quad Bike. The dusty whirlpool created by the ATV’s motion to make your ride more thrilling.

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Dune Bashing: Drive in the Thar
The Thar Desert is perfect destination for dune bashing and off-road activities. Here you can get a chance to explore the Thar desert in SUV. Enjoy the ride of large sports utility vehicle in desert, the Toyota Land Cruiser or the Fortuner, is used for this adventure sport. This sporting activity is operated under the strict professional supervision as dune bashing may include sharp turns and competent driving  skills may gives you a very thrilling experience.

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Desert Safari and Camping
This is other popular things to do in Jaisalmer, here you can enjoy the desert safari and overnight camping in the Thar desert. If you want to enjoy the desert, the Travelers are suggested to take evening safaris to explore the spectacular sand dunes and watch the sun set of the desert. Camping in the desert is the major tourist attraction in Jaisalmer, here you can get all modern facilities to stay overnight in this desert. While camping the tourist can also enjoy the Rajasthani folk music & dance performances of locals and enjoy the taste of local cuisine buffet dinner.

Popular desert camps in Jaisalmer: The Serai camp, Royal Desert Camp and Prince Desert Camp.

Also check, Best places to visit in Rajasthan


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