Jaisalmer Top 7 Acttraction places in Rajasthan, India

Jaisalmer is indeed a unique and captivating place to visit. The city is known for its magnificent sandstone architecture, including the iconic Jaisalmer Fort. 

Additionally, a desert safari in the Thar Desert and witnessing the sunset over the sand dunes is a must-do experience. Enjoy exploring the vibrant markets and immersing yourself in the rich Rajasthani culture during your visit to Jaisalmer.

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1. Jaisalmer Fort: A UNESCO World Heritage Site, also known as Sonar Quila (Golden Fort), it offers breathtaking views of the city and houses numerous havelis, temples, and shops. 

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Bazaars: The bustling bazaars within the fort offer an array of handicrafts, textiles, jewelry, and other traditional Rajasthani items.

Inside most attraction: Raj Mahal (Royal palace), Jain temples and the Laxminath temple.

Entry free - 50 rs indias

                    - 250 rs foreigners 

Timeing - 6.00 am to 9.00 pm

You can explore Jaisalmer fort : 3-4 hours

2. Sam Sand Dunes: Experience a desert safari and enjoy camel rides or jeep excursions amidst the stunning sand dunes during sunset.

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Location:  45 km from the Jaisalmer city, Sam Sand Dunes is the topmost attraction amongst tourists from every corner of the world.

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Desert safari camping price: 2500 rs to 4800 rs per night. 

Jeep ride: 1500rs to 2500rs for 30 minutes.

Camel ride: 200 rs to 500 rs for 20 minutes.

How to reach: From Jaisalmer railways station you hire a taxi for 2300rs and drive half an hour, a distance of about 45 kms.

3. Patwon Ki Haveli:    This group of five intricately carved havelis is a fine example of Rajasthani architecture and craftsmanship.

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Location: 500 m from Jaisalmer Fort and 1.5 km from Jaisalmer Railway Station.

Open timing : 9.30 am to 6.30 pm

Entry free:  - 20rs for indias.

                     - 100rs for foreigners.

And 50rs for still cameras and 100rs for video cameras.

4. Kuldhara Heritage Village: Another abandoned village with an intriguing history and eerie atmosphere, perfect for history enthusiasts and photographers.

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Kuldhara - The Ghost Village in Jaisalmer.

Location : 21 km from Jaisalmer.

Timeing :  8.00 am to 6.30 pm . Because the place is known to be haunted, the locals close the gates after sunset. 

Entry free - 10 rs per person.

5. Jain Temples: Explore the exquisite Jain temples within Jaisalmer Fort, showcasing stunning architecture and intricate carvings.

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Timing: 8.00 am to 12.00 pm and 2.00 pm to 6.00 pm 

Entry free: No entry fee to visit Jain temples for Indians and for foreigners, the entry fee is 10 rs.

The camera fee is 50 rs for a still camera and  100rs for video camera. 

6. Gadisar Lake: A serene and historic lake with beautiful temples and ghats, perfect for a peaceful stroll.

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The lake sits just outside the city walls and was once the sole reservoir that controlled the entire supply of water to the arid city of Jaisalmer.

Jaisamand lake is the largest human made lake in Asia. 

Location : 1.6 kms form Jaisalmer fort.

Lake timing : 8.00 am to 7.00 pm. ( no entry free)

Boat ride price : 100rs for a 2-seater pedal boat, 200rs  for a 4-seater pedal boat and 300 rs for a 6-seater row boat.

7. Jaisalmer War Museum: Pay homage to the Indian Armed Forces and learn about their heroic contributions in various battles.

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Location : 11 kms form Jaisalmer station.and 12 kms Jaisalmer fort.

Timing: 9.00 am to 6.00 pm , open all day.

Entry free  : 55 rs per person.

Jaisalmer offers a diverse range of attractions that cater to different interests, whether it's history, architecture, nature, adventure, or cultural experiences. Enjoy your time in this enchanting city.

Your tour plan : 2-3 day explore to Jaisalmer.

Bike rent price : 500 rs to 1500 per day and you can hire taxi,cab from Jaisalmer.

Best time to visit : October to February ( winter season)

Accommodation: Hotel, guest House, resort, desert tent, and Budget hotel price between 1200 rs to 2500 rs easily available in Jaisalmer fort near by.

How to reach : 

By Air:

The nearest airport to Jaisalmer is Jodhpur Airport (JDH), located about 285 kilometers away. From Jodhpur, you can take a domestic flight from major cities in India, such as Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur, etc. Once you land in Jodhpur, you can hire a taxi or take a bus to reach Jaisalmer, which usually takes around 5-6 hours.

By Train:

Jaisalmer has its own railway station called Jaisalmer Railway Station (JSM), and it is well-connected to major cities like Delhi, Jaipur, Jodhpur, and others. You can check the train schedule and book your tickets in advance through the Indian Railways website or other online platforms.

By Road:

Jaisalmer is accessible by road from nearby cities and major tourist destinations in Rajasthan. There are regular bus services from Jodhpur, Bikaner, Jaipur, and other cities to Jaisalmer. You can also hire a taxi or drive yourself if you prefer a more personalized journey.


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