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Reema Bhalla Nov 04 2014

What are 10 reasons to visit Jaisalmer?

Kanika Nevatia Nov 06 2014
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Planning to leave the chaos behind? These 10 reasons to visit Jaisalmer will ensure you enjoy a fun filled holiday. From palaces and forts to beautiful market places, the city has it all.

Majestic Jaisalmer Fort

One of the largest forts in the world and a World Heritage Site, your trip is incomplete without a visit to the Jaisalmer Fort where you will get a chance to get a glimpse into India’s glorious historic past!

Jaisalmer Fort (by Graniers)

Spooky Kuldhara Village

Considered to be one of the most haunted places in India, when in Jaisalmer, one must take out the time to visit the nearby Kuldhara Village, to know the spooky tales of the land and experience some chills.

Kuldhara Village (by Tomas Belcik)

Pristine Gadisar Lake

If you want to spend some quiet time along the banks of a beautiful lake or enjoy your evening listening to stories of Rajasthani royalty narrated by your boatsman, then make sure you don’t miss out on a trip to the Gadisar Lake.

Gadisar Lake (by Flicka)

Entertaining Puppet Shows

If you’re in Jaisalmer, you simply can’t leave without watching a puppet show narrating Rajasthani folk stories through song and dance. Visit the Desert Cultural Centre and Museum after sunset and you are sure to be in for a pleasant surprise.

Puppet Show (by WT-shared Ravikiranr at wts wikivoyage)

Thrilling Desert Safari

Whether you decide to explore the sandy terrain on a camel’s back or glide through the high sand dunes in a jeep, the thrill of a desert safari is simply spectacular. The festive desert camp afterwards is sure to make this one of the 10 reasons to visit Jaisalmer.

Desert Safari (by Flicka)

Fun Filled Shopping

You just can’t leave the colourful city of Jaisalmer without going on a shopping spree. Whether it’s fabric handicrafts from Gopa Chowk or traditional souvenirs, clothes and accessories from Rajmahal Road, you just won't be able to stop.

Bangles (by Nagarjun)

Intriguing Sam Sand Dunes

Located at a 40 km distance from Jaisalmer, Sam Sand Dunes is where you can see a picture postcard image of the Thar in person. These shifting mounds of dry white sand come to life in the evenings as a number of cultural performances breathe colour into the barren landscape.

Sam Sand Dunes (by -Chandra-)

Scrumptious Food

You just can’t leave without feasting on some authentic Rajasthani delicacies from the numerous places to eat in Jaisalmer . Bite into some blissful dal-bati-churma or enjoy some bajre ki roti with lehsun chutney. Either ways you won’t be able to stop at just one!

Rajasthani Food (by Raveesh)

Rich Culture

One thing you can’t get past in the city of Jaisalmer is its rich cultural heritage. Spend some time with the people of the land and learn about their glorious past. You are sure to be left in awe! You could also learn a few Rajasthani dance moves or even a song or two!

Jaisalmer Local (by nevil zaveri)

Budget Friendly

Whether you are looking for a fancy desert camp or a pocket friendly accommodation, there are plenty of stay options in Jaisalmer across all budgets. Eat at a lavish restaurant or choose to dine at a roadside dhaba, either ways the food will be to die for. You can choose how you spend on this trip!

Jaisalmer (by Valentina Pierantonio)

These 10 reasons to visit Jaisalmer are sure to take you there! And with the attractive LTC deal, you are bound to get cashback on all your hotel and flight bookings.
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