And the journey started towards the Golden City.. Boarding train from New Delhi to Jaisalmer, the train is Runicha Express and the cost of tickets for two is Rs 3470. The train journey is of around 17 hrs. The moment you step out of the train to the railway station of Jaisalmer, you will start to get those vibes. People of Jaisalmer are very helpful and good at heart. We took a cab to our hotel in Jaisalmer. You won’t find Ola, Uber, Zomato and Swiggy there. Don’t forget to carry both summers and winters clothes. Yes both!! Being an arid desert region, it’s prone to extremes in terms of temperature varying greatly from day to night in both summer and winter.
So, we started from our hotel towards the Jaisalmer fort by foot enjoying the beauty of the yellow sandstones. The entry fee for visiting Jaisalmer Fort is Rs 50 per person. The whole fort can be done in 2 to 3 hours, you need to take a guide for this place which will cost you around 200 bucks.
The Jaisalmer fort in itself is like a town which will keep you roaming around to explore its amazing architecture and you will find some royal things still preserved in the fort. The amazing thing is that you will still find people living in the fort. You can get the complete view of Jaisalmer from the top of Jaisalmer fort. After that we headed towards the intricately carved Jain temples.
And, then the Gadisar lake for which you can take the sharing auto easily available near the fort.