Join us as we visit Jaisalmer in this city travel guide covering the best things to do and top attractions in the ‘Golden City’ of Rajasthan, India. Located nearby the Pakistan border and at the doorsteps of the Thar Desert ‘The Great Indian Desert’ this small sized jewel of a city is a welcome change for those arriving from bustling Delhi, Jodhpur or Jaipur. Jaisalmer Fort is one of the most amazing places I’ve ever visited in India. As a living fort you’ll find a plethora of shops selling souvenirs, restaurants, hotels and Jain temples. You can get lost meandering down narrow alleys and enjoy the best views of the city along the edges of the walls or by having rooftop tea or dinner. You’ll also want to budget time to visit the Thar Desert on a camel safari ride where you’ll pass by gypsy villages and enjoy local cuisine and tea prepared over a fire. Come find out why Jaisalmer (जैसलमेर) is one of our favorite cities in Rajasthan, India.
Things to do in Jaisalmer Travel Guide:
1) Jaisalmer Fort (जैसलमेर फोर्ट) to shop for souvenirs and wandering around
2) Visiting a Jain Temple in the Thar Desert)
3) Thar Desert (लाइक,कमेंट व सब्सक्राइब करे) experiencing the culture, food and gypsy villages
4) Camel Safari ride in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India visiting the Sam Sand Dunes (1 day, 3 day and week long options)
5) Jain Temples inside the Jaisalmer Fort (जैन धर्म)
6) Jaisalmer Fort Palace Museum & Heritage Center
7) Gadisar Lake (गाडिसर झील) for sunset and a boat ride
8) Rooftop dining on ground level to admire Jaisalmer Fort at night
9) Waking up for sunrise to view ‘The Golden City’
10) Jaisalmer Fort for sunset dinner
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Our visit Jaisalmer travel guide documentary covers some of the top attractions including camel safaris in the Thar desert, Jaisalmer Fort by day and night, fascinating Jain temples and the city by day and evening when Jaisalmer comes alive at night. We also cover off-the-beaten-path activities you won’t find in a typical Jaisalmer tourism brochure, Jaisalmer city tour or Jaisalmer itinerary.
Jaisalmer City Guide | India Travel Video in Rajasthan Transcript:
After an 18 hour overnight train ride from Delhi, we finally reached Jaisalmer, a city of yellow sandstone that lies in the middle of the Thar Desert. This proved to be my favourite stop of our month long adventure in India; now let me take you on a tour and show you why.
With so much colour all around us, it wasn’t long before we were lured into a shop and found ourselves picking out souvenirs in the form of wall hangings, pillow cases, and a small painting or two. Our luggage gained an extra couple of pounds in this city alone.
But it wasn’t all shopping in Jaisalmer. We also made time to do a bit of sightseeing inside the fort, and one of the main attractions here are the Jain Temples.
Another thing we’d recommend doing in Jaisalmer is having dinner on a rooftop restaurant while the sun sets. There are plenty of restaurants scattered across the city and the views you get as the sun goes down are amazing. We chose one at random and it included a live music performance.
The following day was all about visiting the Thar Desert on an afternoon camel trek. It was a nice change of pace from the city, and we got to enjoy a traditional meal cooked over a campfire.
The next morning we went back to the fort because we just couldn’t stay away. I visited the Jaisalmer Fort Palace Museum & Heritage Center, while Sam and his mom picked up a few additional gifts for family back home.
This is part of our Travel in India video series showcasing Indian food, Indian culture and Indian cuisine.
Music in this video courtesy of Music by Joakim Karud http://soundcloud.com/joakimkarud with permission from the artist