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A Trip to the Golden City – Jubilant Jaisalmer Tour for 2 Nights and 3 Days


A Rajasthan tour should be in the bucket list for many. And no Rajasthan tour is complete without a Jaisalmer tour. Jaisalmer, also known as the “Golden City” is a world-famous tourist destination. The hallmark of this place is that it is located in the heart of the Thar Desert. Therefore, the location itself is an experience. The yellow sandstone architecture is the true glory.

The nomadic desert culture is something you can’t experience elsewhere. Embracing the lifestyle of the nomad locals will give you unique perspectives. Sand dune bashing is one of the famous experiences in Jaisalmer, especially Sam Sand Dunes. Camping is a unique experiential stay in the midst of the Thar Desert. In a nutshell, a trip to Jaisalmer can be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for you!

Jaisalmer Tour

The place of Jaisalmer has a lot of historical significance. This city was founded in 1156 AD, and roughly means the “Hill Fort of Jaisal”. Jaisalmer is an arid region and hence is known for its extreme temperatures. Therefore, it is very important to plan when to visit this city.

Jaisalmer provides you with a unique experience that you can’t have elsewhere in Rajasthan. And since this is one of the most famous tourist destinations, it is not wise to travel to Rajasthan without visiting this city. It is of so much importance, sometimes, people dedicate 2-3 days solely for this city.

This city has so much to offer to the tourists. If properly planned, you can embark yourself for a dream vacation altogether!

Bada Bagh Jaisalmer
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Also Read: 15 best things to do in Jaisalmer for a unique experience

Day-wise Itinerary:

  • Day 1 – Arrival, Jaisalmer, and Sam Sand Dune Bashing
  • Day 2 – Jaisalmer Fort, Gadisar Lake, and Patwaon ki Haveli
  • Day 3 – Departure

Day 1: Jaisalmer

Sam Sand Dunes
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Jaisalmer is a remote location and is located in the Thar Desert. Although Jaisalmer has an airport, it is not well connected to many cities across India. Hence, you may have to enter Rajasthan through some other cities. Jodhpur can be a preferable option considering its proximity to Jaisalmer.

Once you reach Rajasthan, you can hire a private taxi to reach Jaisalmer. Check in to your designated hotel at Jaisalmer.

Firstly, visit the Jaisalmer War Museum. It was constructed by the Desert Corps of the Indian Army. This War Museum has a high patriotic sense attached to it. This is because the exhibits in this museum include vehicles and equipment during the period of 1965-1971. A Hunter Aircraft belonging to the Indian Air Force is displayed here, which is truly an engineering marvel. This museum is a must-visit as it showcases the significance of the Indian Army, and also the sacrifices they have made to keep our nation safe.

Subsequently, you can visit the all-important and entertaining Sand Dunes. One of the key aspects of a Jaisalmer tour are Sand Dunes. The ripple effect caused in the sands due to the breeze is truly a wonderful natural phenomenon. The sunrise and sunset view from these sand dunes is something that should absolutely make your day memorable. There is a lot more to the sand dunes than just the sand. You get to embrace authentic Rajasthani culture and heritage here. There are a lot of folk performances that you can watch to enjoy your stay in the Sand Dunes. The raw beauty of the desert is something that will stick with you for times to come!

Activities covered:
– Jaisalmer War Museum
– Sam Sand Dunes

Also Read: Desert Safari in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan – Explore the Incredible Sand Dunes

Day 2: Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer fort
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Day 2 in Jaisalmer is about visiting all the prominent sightseeing attractions.

Jaisalmer Fort is one of the top-rated attractions in the state of Rajasthan. Jaisalmer Fort is a massive fort structure with paramount historical significance. It is widely believed that it is one of the last few “living forts” in the world, which makes it truly a wonderful place to visit. Almost 25% of the Jaisalmer population lives inside the fort. This fort was built in 1156 AD and is the second oldest fort in Rajasthan.

This was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the year 2013. This fort was built by Rawal Jaisal, who was a Bhati Rajput. For a major chunk of the period, the whole city of Jaisalmer was about the Jaisalmer Fort. Even though it is not of significance anymore, the region still garners high revenue through tourism.

Gadisar lake
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A lake in Jaisalmer should probably surprise you. But that is what a Jaisalmer tour is all about – surprises. Gadisar Lake is one of the most prominent locations in the city. This lake isn’t just a lake – it carries the heritage and culture of the place throughout the years. It is an artificial lake built by Raja Rawal Jaiswal. The place surrounding the lakes, the temples, the Vishnu Deity, and the stunning sunrise and sunset views are absolute attractions here.

Havelis are a significant part of Rajasthan history. And Patwaon ki Haveli is one of the most significant Havelis in Rajasthan. And it is not just significant, but also unique. The yellow sandstone structure fuels the fact that Jaisalmer is truly a golden city. It is actually a combination of five Havelis and is the biggest Haveli in Rajasthan. There are over 60 balconies in the Haveli, which is an architectural marvel. Therefore, there is adequate air circulation within the Haveli, which makes it easier for tourists.

Activities covered:
– Jaisalmer Fort
– Gadisar Lake
– Patwaon ki Haveli

Must try:
Manak Chowk (shopping avenue), adventure activities, local interaction

Day 3: Goodbye Jaisalmer!

Farewell to the Golden City as you head back home with amazing memories you have made that will bring a smile upon your face forever!

A Jaisalmer tour is a very significant part of any Rajasthan tour. When perfectly planned, all the top attractions in Jaislamer can be covered in a couple of days. Book your Rajasthan tour package through Pickyourtrail to enjoy an affordable and hassle-free vacation. You can also drop a Whatsapp enquiry to know more about Rajasthan and other destinations. At the same time, you can also explore more about the domestic and international packages that will suit your dream vacation!

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