is better known as the Golden City of India
. It is also the Gateway to the Great Indian Desert Thar.
Jaisalmer is an exotic tourist destination with lots of activities available for visitors. There are also different tourist attractions that are worth visiting within and in the outskirts of the city.
Here is a quick look at some of the most interesting and attractive tourist spots in the town of Jaisalmer so that you can make it a point to explore them on your next trip to the city.
The Jaisalmer Fort
The city of Jaisalmer is by far the best tourist attraction in the whole of Rajasthan. It is also known as the Golden Fort and is one of the biggest forts in India and the world. The fort is built in yellow sandstone that shines when the sun’s rays fall on them. It is needless to mention that the fort looks simply amazing during this phenomenon. Since the fort is standing in the middle of the desert, it seems like a mirage and is famed for its beautiful Rajasthani architecture.
The Bada Bagh, which means 'Huge Garden' is a memorial for all the Rajasthani nobles and their families. In this memorial garden, the nobles, and their families were all cremated. The view of the gardens is simply fantastic. The solitude of the place adds to the bliss. Do make it a point to visit this location during the sunset as that will give you several memorable and beautiful moments.
The Sam Sand Dunes
One of the most popular and main attractions of Jaisalmer is the Thar Desert and in particular the sand dunes of Sam. These sand dunes are located around 42 km away from the city and are a star attraction among the tourists that look for some adventures in the desert. It is an ideal location to set off for the famous desert safari on camel back. The camel will take you over the crests and the troughs of the desert while you shoot the picturesque sunset in the desert on your video and still camera.
Activities to Enjoy in Jaisalmer
You can enjoy the desert safari at the Sam dunes while in Jaisalmer and also participate in other exciting activities like lighting a bonfire, the evening cultural programs that are arranged by the desert camp organizers with folk songs and folk dances performed by the local rural people of the desert or the desert tents or camps situated near sand dunes. Suggested desert camos are Heritage Queen Desert Camp, Dangri desert Safari Camp and Khuri desert camp.
Rajasthan is a shopper’s paradise with beautiful knick knacks and mementos available for every budget and price. There are several street markets in the city that can cater to your shopping needs like the Sadar Bazar and the Bhatia Bazar, Pansari Bazar and the Sonaron ka Baas etc. All these places have different colorful fabrics and clothes for which Rajasthan is famous. You can also chip in money for some artificial Rajasthani jewelry.
The Best Time to Visit Jaisalmer
The ideal time to visit Jaisalmer is from the months of September to March, as in these months the temperature is moderate.