Jaisalmer is also known as Golden city of India. Jaisalmer is named after Maharawal Jaisal Singh, a Rajput king who founded the city in 1156 AD. This city is known for Desert Safari and Jaisalmer fort that is also known as Living Fort of Jaisalmer.
It is Located in the Western Part of the Indian state Of Rajasthan. it is Located in the heart of Thar desert. it has neighboring Pakistan on its western side and beautiful city of Bikaner in the south.
How To Reach?
My Expenses (Rs. 1360 1st day including Train Expenses).
Train Tickets -- 490 Rs.
Food in train -- 100 Rs
Cab 20 Rs.
Room : 500 Rs.
Breakfast / Lunch :
2 parathan @50 Rs. at sunrise food point near Jaisalmer Fort * as it was already 1:30 pm :P)
Juice --40 Rs. at Fort.
Dinner - had Churma bati @ Hanuman Chowk -- 100 Rs.
Tried Falooda of Kanchan Shree--Most delicious i've ever had) Price : - 60 Rs.
Day 1 of my Trip
I started my trip by train (Ruchika Express) to Jaisalmer. This was my budget trip. I took Sleeper which cost me 490/- from Delhi. It was 18 hours journey and my trip started @ 5:45 PM.
Train was on time. I reached Jaisalmer at 11:30. I took cab in 20 Rs. only to my hotel. (Transport is very cheap there but many people will try to squeeze more money so make sure you don't pay more).
My stay was at Ozaki Hostel. Private room was of 500/- and dorms was of Rs. 100/- per bed. It was quite nice and clean. ( a best place for backpackers).
I started my day with ( Itinerary)
1. Jaisalmer Fort -- Living fort of Jaiselmer where 1/4th of the population live. (One of the rarest thing)
Do Visit Jain Temple and War Museum there. It is near to the top of the fort.
Do visit the Canon point. The point where you can see the whole Jaisalmer.
2. Patwon ki Haveli : The Patwon Ji ki Haveli is most important among the havelis in Jaisalmer. This is precisely because of two things, first that it was the first haveli erected in Jaisalmer and second, that it is not a single haveli but a cluster of 5 small havelis.
3. Nathmal Ji ki Haveli : There is a very interesting story regarding its construction. It is said that the two brothers started building different facets of haveli simultaneously. In those days there were no such instruments, which could keep a track on continuity and thus when this building came up finally it had irregular shape. ( You can't recognize left and right side of Haveli :P).
4. GADISAR LAKE : A man-made water reservoir, the Gadisar Lake was once the only source of water in Jaisalmer. Constructed by the first ruler of Jaisalmer, Raja Rawal Jaisal,
To experience the sunset, You should visit it.
My day ended with Falooda of Kanchan Shree. It was awesome day of mine.
Local People of Rajsthan are really very nice, I met Dilbar there. I booked my tents with him. It will be continue in my 2nd part....
Stay tuned for 2nd part.....