Jaisalmer Vacations

Far out in the Great Thar Desert and bordered to its immediate west by Pakistan, Jaisalmer is the last major outpost in the state of Rajasthan, nicknamed the 'Golden City' for its striking yellow sandstone Jaisalmer Fort and desert ambiance. Immensely popular as a starting point for overnight camel trekking out into the surrounding dunes, the ... Read more
richly historical fort area and its temples also bear exploring, and the people of the city are known as being some of the most gracious and hospitable in India. A perennial traveler favorite.

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  • Jaisalmer Fort
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  • Camel Trekking Jaisalmer
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  • Thar Desert
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  • Jain Temples
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This is a lovely garden restaurant called Desert Boys Dani in Jaisalmer. There is Rajasthani food and exquisite live music and dance. You get a taste of the local cuisine and the rich folk music and dance Rajasthan is well known for.

Menlo Park, California, USA

Rising up out of the golden sands of the Rajasthani desert, Jaiselmer is a step back in time. Think arabian nights, with narrow, winding streets, ancient fortresses, camels and men in brightly colored turbans. Jaisalmer is romantic and unforgettable. PS - met my future wife here. You can book a camel safari in the desert from here. Make sure to stay in the ancient fort.

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Anchorage, Alaska, USA

Undoubtedly a cool city in the sense that the old fort/city rises up dramatically out of the desert. But I was kind of disappointed that the people there were among the least friendly in India. Furthermore it feels more like a tourist city than a living city. Still the architecture is interesting and you can make trips out into the desert from here.

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Sydney, Australia

Desert-tinged, dusty, dusky, Jaisalmer is the westernmost landlocked outpost in India. A yellow sandstone fort looming out of the desert like a fantasy castle, the town has some of the nicest people in the whole of India, and makes a perfect base for a camel trip out into the desert to sleep on dunes beneath the stars -- a cliche experience, sure, but one of life's most memorable experiences as well. It's out on the edge of the map, but more than worth the journey. Best of all, the Delhi Express will run you right back to the capital overnight when you've had your fill.

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Boston, Massachusetts, USA

A beautiful city built around the famous Jaisalmer Fort, which you won't be able to take enough pictures of. The architecture around here is just stunning, especially with the desert as a backdrop. Stay in one of the hotels in the Fort if you can. Many people choose to organize a "camel safari" out of Jaisalmer, but if you do it out of Jodhpur instead, you're less likely to bump into other tourist groups as you wander the dunes.

Boston, Massachusetts, USA

There is something magical about this city that sits on the edge of the Thar desert, and its sites, sounds, and activities sure don't fail to impress.

Bengaluru (Bangalore), India

Great experience! The Golden Fort, the sand dunes and the ultimate in Rajasthani hospitality! Don't miss it!

Zurich, Switzerland

on e of the best sight in the world, right after taj mahal

New Delhi, India

Lots of sand...lots of desert...and lots of monuments

Rajkot, Gujarat