Jaisalmer – For its Rajputana Magnificence And Plethora of Desert Activities


Jaisalmer is the best place in Rajasthan for everyone to visit, with many beauties and a wonderful place to visit. Other people of the country are coming here daily to understand and know the cultures and religions of Rajasthan.

As you can see, there are many places for tourism but I think there is no better option to start with the beautiful and astonishing  Jaisalmer. Why don’t you try Jaisalmer, Rajasthan one time?  This is the only place where the forts are still alive.

Far from Delhi the capital of India around 794 kilometers there is a beautiful city in Rajasthan, the Golden City Jaisalmer. The name of this city is not only for its beauty, culture, and tourism but also for its History. The blood of Rajputana Warriors wrote the history

When you visit this place seriously, you have a golden opportunity to know more about Rajasthan, The Golden City, and Rajputana.

Here are some places to visit in Jaisalmer where you can enjoy with family and friends.

1. Jaisalmer Fort

jaisalmer fort
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Jaisalmer is the oldest city in Rajasthan. It is known for its heritage, Forts, and for its attractive and incredible temples. This is one of the most attractive places for tourism. This fort is known as the golden fort, Sonar Kila, and also known as Sone ka Kila of Rajasthan. This name is just because they construct it using golden sandstone. Its name is enough to tell about it. It built by Raja Jaisal, Rajput ruler in the year 1156 AD. It ranks in the world’s largest forts. The mixer of the gold and yellow sandstone gives it a magical look.  This fort shows the classical style and culture of the royals which is constructed by local craftsmen.

Things to do in Jaisalmer Fort

  • Street Shopping
  • Sampling cuisines in many eateries

2. Desert National Park

Desert National Park
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The Desert National Park was established in 1980 to conserve desert flora and fauna. It is located 40 km away from Jaisalmer in Rajasthan. And it shows the marvelous ecological biodiversity of the known Thar Desert. The alive beauty of rocks, roadways and salt lake make you feel amazing and your trip more exciting. There are so many birds that migrate to this area. You will see a variety of birds here like; Eagles, Vultures, Buzzards, Falcons, and so many others.

One more amazing thing is you will get the chance to see India’s great Buzzard bird in this region.

There are so many lakes to visit in Desert National Park; these are Padam Talao Lake, Rajbagh Lake, Milak Lake, etc which are the main source for a water source for animals in this sandy environment.

This place is also famous for Indian Blackbuck deer which is rare to see anywhere in the world. You will definitely spend your thrilling time here.

Things to do in Desert National Park

  • You can see different types of animals here
  • You can also visit the Pushkar area and you see pink roses, fruit gardens, tiny villages and amazing seen of rural life.
  • Also park rides, jeep safaris, camel rides, bird watching which is very awesome seen, and also go for nature walks.

3. Sam Sand Dunes

Sam Sand Dunes
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Sam Sand Dunes is one of the most authentic places in the whole of India. If you are in the city of shifting sand dunes, you can’t miss the saddle journey. Amazing ride on a camel make your tour more exciting. Deserts are the highlight of Rajasthan. And you can enjoy this trip by Camel Safari. In Sam Sand Dunes you will find 30 to 60-meter tall sand dunes and visitors enjoy their desert safaris on the camel or jeep.

There are several places in Rajasthan for camel safari best one includes are; Jaisalmer, Bikaner, Pushkar, and Jodhpur. Each of these places feels unique, awesome, and something memorable experience. The best time to visit Sam Sand Dunes is in the evening while at the sunset time or early in the morning.

One of the best locations for a camel safari in Sam Sand Dunes

Things to do in Sam Sand Dunes

  • Desert Camping
  • Desert Safari
  • Paragliding and other adventure sports.
  • Camel ride
  • Also, visit Desert National Park and Sanctuary

4. The Thar Heritage Museum

The Thar Heritage Museum
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The Thar Heritage Museum is in the main market of the city. This museum collects and conserves the historical and ancient cultural art of Thar Desert. Laxmi Narayan Khatri was the founder of this museum. This museum shows the extreme beauty of its history, culture, art, and architecture.

It is proud to be this museum is awarded by District Magistrate 2006 and by the governor of Rajasthan on 15 August 2008 for preserving Folk Heritage. You will see the things which are now totally lost from India like Sea-fossil, documents of Jaisalmer state, Coins, Postcards, ancient manuscripts, weapons, musical instruments, leather containers of ghee, etc.

Things to do in The Thar Heritage Museum

  • Enjoy a puppet show (charges separate)
  • Visit the nearby Silk Route Art Gallery.

5. Gadi Sagar Lake

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Gadi Sagar Lake is the best place for sightseeing tours in Jaisalmer. It was constructed in the 14th century by the first ruler of the land Raja Rawal Jaisal and then reconstructed by Maharawal Garsi in 1367 AD. And it is situated in the southern city of Jaisalmer. It is known as the rain-water lake of Jaisalmer.

The lake is surrounded by several temples and most beautiful Krishna temples are on the top, that is the moonlight of the lake.

Try to make your trip to this place between the months of October and March.

This place is home to a variety of water animals. Locals use this water for various purposes. The tourism department of Jaisalmer always focuses on the beauty and cleanliness of the lake.

Things to do in Gadi Sagar Lake

  • Picnic
  • Boat riding
  • Visit the historic Tilon Ki Pol gate
  • Visit the folklore museum nearby.

6. Bada Bagh

Bada Bagh
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As its name says Bada Bagh which means “Big Garden”. This is one of the amazing places to visit in Jaisalmer. This is a very attractive garden located in the 5km area away from Jaisalmer city. It was since before the 16th century. During the Maharawal Jait Singh’s period. This garden serves for the memorial of nobles and their family cremated.

The focus of this place is cenotaphs which were constructed for royalty. The last cenotaphs were made for Maharaja Jawahar Singh but remain incomplete.

This garden has a stunning view. I suggest you visit this place at the time of sunrise and sunset, it will be guaranteed that it will be one of your most memorable scenes. Seriously, this is a great location to visit.

Things to do in Bada Bagh

  • Visit Jaitsar Tank and the Jait Bandh, which are the dams.
  • Lay back and enjoy the calm and authentic environment.
  • Take a long walk and see the different and amazing architecture.
  • Wait for the evening time to see the marvelous sunset.

7. Jain Temples

Jain Temples
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Jain Temples are the temples that make proud of Jaisalmer. When you entered the Jaisalmer Fort, there you will see the series of Jain temples that are looking beautiful. These series of temples are a series of temples are dedicated to Jain Tirthankar (Rikhabdevji and Shambhavi Devji famous Jain hermits). These temples are known for their architectural style and design. After the most beautiful Dilwara temple of Mt. Abu. if you want to visit any other temples then Jain Temple is best.

These temples are made of yellow sandstone which looks like a miracle.

When you reach Jain Temple in Jaisalmer, you will see Chandraprabhu, the first temple you see.

The wonderful architecture of this temple made it more attractive to see that make the visitor more exciting to visit.

You can also visit Ashtapadi Temple are located in the same area, which makes your experience more thrilling.

Things to do near Jain Temple:

  • You can visit Gyan Chandra library
  • Visit Jaisalmer Fort

8. Salim Singh Ki Haveli

Salim Singh Haveli
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Salim Singh Ki Haveli was built in 1815 by Salim Singh, the Prime Minister of Kingdom when Jaisalmer was the capital at that time. This Haveli is famous for its attractive architecture. The design is inspired by the dancing peacock. Its distinct and eye-catching view makes your trip memorable. This is the best place for clicking pictures.

Here you will see the amazing paintings in Mughal style, wearing the black turban. This authentic historical building is one of the major attractions of Jaisalmer.

As you know that Rajasthan is a very hot place because of its desert. So, I suggest you visit between October and March at that time the sun is also not so much harsher. So, you can enjoy your trip in the best way.

Things to do in Salim Singh Ki Haveli

  • You can see the structure of the dancing peacock from all four sides of the Haveli
  • Check out the Blue Cupola rooftop that makes this building more attractive and elegant
  • You will also see the chiseled glass window which decorated with very small-small things
  • You also see the craft things also

9. Tanot Mata Temple

Tanot Mata Temple
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Seriously, your Jaisalmer visit is incomplete without visiting Tanot Mata Temple. That is situated approximately 150 km from Jaisalmer city and very close to the battle site of Longewala of the Indo-Pakistan War of 1971.

The temple is currently under the charge of the Border Security Force of India and it preserves a collection of unexploded bombs dropped by Pakistan during the 1971 war.

The temple is now being a museum, there you will get collections of unexploded bombs that were dropped by Pakistan. If you have relevant documentation from the District and Military Authorities, then you may see the Indo-Pak Border.

The Tanot Mata Temple is one of the best places for tourists in Rajasthan because of its remote location and hence you can make your holiday in Jaisalmer a penetrating one by visiting the Tanot Mata Temple. Do you know, it showed Tanot Mata Temple in a very famous movie Border. It will take two hours to reach from Jaisalmer by road, but in the way, you will see so many sand dunes and sand mountains.

Final Thoughts

If you want to explore more about India. Then definitely visit Jaisalmer, Rajasthan one time at least. You will see half of our Indian culture, tradition, and heritage are here. There are many things to enjoy. Here you can feel the proper life of India, mostly its awesome food, camel safari, and it’s other best things.

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