Desert Tours in Jaisalmer - The Golden City

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Winter Season is the most ideal time to visit Jaisalmer. The city, known for its rather hot and humid climate through most parts of the year will experience cool and pleasant climate throughout the winter season ie; mostly on the months of December and January. The days have a winter chill in the air while the nights are much cooler.

Travellers can very well enjoy the charms, uniqueness and excitement of the desert life by opting Jaisalmer Desert Camping. The Desert Safari begins from the Prince Sam Dunes, which is considered as the heart of Thar Desert. In these desert camps, there will be experienced staff to support your comfortable stay and healthy food. You can be close to nature and can understand the real Rajasthani heritage. These camps provide swiss tents in the traditional Indian environment with all facilities including medical support.

Fully equipped tentage accommodation, toilet facilities, electricity, and homely hospitality add to the unique features of these desert camps. Most of these camps are near Sam Sand Dunes or Lakhamana Sand Dunes.

The ideal time to visit the Dunes is during the evening time ie; between 3.30 PM and 6.50 PM. After Dunes visit, you will be offered a gala dinner, musical program, local tribal dance and of course comfortable nights stay in the camp.

Lakhamana Sand Dunes are large and clean sand dunes located 7 kms west of Sam Sand Dunes. You can opt a Jeep Safari at the evenings to enjoy the beauty of Lakhamana Desert. These sand dunes offer endless adventurous activities for its visitors such as Dune Bashing, Jeep Safari, Camel Riding, and Dinner on Dunes, etc.

Tourists can take camel rides to explore the desert. These rides are for short distances, you could then take a jeep safari to explore the beautiful sand dunes and the local life of the people of the desert.

The other main tourist attractions of the Desert Safari in the city, is the visit to Jaisalmer Fort. The Fort is also known as Golden Fort or the Sonar Quila, as the yellow sandstone walls of the Fort turns to golden colour during day time and also as the sunsets.

The Fort stands in the midst of the Thar Desert and is one of the largest fortifications of the world. This majestic fort houses many palaces and ancient Jain temples.

The Gadisagar Lake and the ancient haunted village Kuldhara are the other main places you pass by in a desert safari in this city. The lake is surrounded by temples and shrines of Amar Sagar.

To know the rich culture of folk arts and the musical heritage of Rajasthan, you can visit the Merasi Music School. If you are planning to visit this desert city in February, then you can be a part of the famous Jaisalmer Desert festival, which showcases local performing arts. The Desert Festival is an annual event organized by the Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation each February at the beautiful golden desert city. This showcases almost all the cultural wonders of Rajasthan State such as camel racing, turban tying, and the longest mustache competition.

On your Desert Safari, you should not miss a visit to the Longewala Post and the famous Tanot Mata temple. The temple is about 180 kms from the city near Pak Border. This is very close to the battle site of Longewala of Indo-Pakistan War of 1971.

If camping in the middle of the desert is your main concern, then Jaisalmer “the Golden City” will be the right choice. 

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