This is very clean and properly sanitized Dharamshala with tasty and pure desi ghee hygienic food. The cost of 1 room at chameli devi is Rs 800.
After taking some rest we have done our Darshana at Salasar Balaji Temple. It was a very blessed feeling.
Salasar Balaji is a religious place for the devotees of Hanuman Ji. It is believed that all of your wishes and desires will come true if you will pray here wholeheartedly.
Normally there are very long lines at Salazar Balaji temple but due to the covid scenario there were less number of people, so we were able to do darshana early and easily.
We started our road trip journey from Chandigarh to Rajasthan (The place where you can see the pure Indian culture ). We left from Chandigarh at around 8 in the morning and taking little breaks in between, we reached Salasar at around 6:30 in the evening. Route followed: Chandigarh >Kaithal>Hisar>Churu>Ramgarh>Salasar After reaching Salasar, we stayed at Chameli Devi Aggarwal Seva Sadan Dharamshala.
Khimsar is famous for Khimsar fort and Khimsar sand dunes.
The next day we headed towards khimsar which is approximately 3 hours from Salasar and is famous for its fort which is a very beautiful 5star hotel and Khimsar Sand Dunes. We were unfortunate and we're not able to see sand dunes as it was already reserved. It is advisable to book in advance if you plan to see Khimsar sand dunes. Khimsar Sand Dunes is one of the beautiful places in Rajasthan where you can enjoy the desert as well as the village feel. It is also famous for its artificial lake and cultural activities.
We had taken our lunch at Jodhana Sweet, Khimsar which has very delicious food and is on the NH route, the main road only.
From Khimsar we drove for 2 hours to reach Jodhpur.
At Jodhpur, we stayed at kankariya heritage. Room's cost is 3k per night and the hotel is very beautiful with a great view of the whole city including Mehrangarh fort, Umaid Bhawan and Jaswant Thada. rooms were very clean and properly sanitized. Born fire was also available at terrace.
Jodhpur can be easily explored in one day. Following are the must visit places in jodhpur.
1. Mehrangarh Fort - Mehrangarh Fort located in Jodhpur is one of the largest forts in India. This fort was built by Rao Jodha in 1479. This fort has museums inside which are very beautiful and from the windows of Mehrangarh fort, you can see the view of the whole city with blue color houses.
Jodhpur is known as the city of blue heaven as all the old houses in Jodhpur we're painted as blue.
2. Jaswant Thada - Jaswant Thada is also known as a White memorial or Taj Mehal of Marwar was built in memory of Maharaja Jaswant by his son and is very beautifully carved. This place serves as a cremation ground for the royal Rajput family of Marwar.
At the entrance, you are welcomed with pleasant music played by local artists and a beautiful lake.
3. Toori Ka Jhalra-Toori ka Jhalra was built in Jodhpur by a queen. This is an ancient Indian stepwell which is very clean and is worth visiting.
4. Umaid Bhawan- Due to covid this palace was closed but this is the main tourist attraction in Jodhpur. If you are planning to come to Jodhpur and this palace is open then you should visit this place.
5.Mandore Garden- Mandore garden is known as the birthplace of Ravana's wife mandodari and is the collection of beautiful temples and memorials of the Marwar dynasty. This place is very beautiful and is one of my favorites in Jodhpur. This place has a great history and is awesome for photography 📷.
After enjoyed at Jodhpur we left for osian which is 1.5 hours from Jodhpur. At night we stayed at Rohida Camps, khetasar near Osian.
We spent our night at Rohida camp, Osian, and the cost per head was 700 Rs. If you are seeking adventure, solitude, and a village feel then there is no place better than Rohida Camps. Rohida camp is surrounded by sand dunes all around. This is a great place for that safari, camel riding, and sky gazing. The hospitality and the food were great and the people were very friendly and nice.
At night they organized born fire for us along with soft music. We really enjoyed it there and they told us their stories. We really had a great time over there and in the morning we have done camel safari and thar safari. It was fun. They charged 500 per head for both the camel and that safari.
In morning we visited famous temples of Osian.
After visiting the temples , we headed towards Ramdevra which is approx 2 hours from osian. Ramdevra is famous for its temple.
12 kilometers from Pokhran on Jodhpur – Jaisalmer road, Ramdevra Temple is sacred to the folk deity of Rajasthan, Baba Ramdevji. The temple marks the eternal resting place of Baba Ramdevji, a saint of the 14th century who Hindus regard as the incarnation of Lord Krishna, while Muslims venerate him as Ramshah Pir. Between August and September, people from all walks of life visit the temple to attend Ramdevra Fair.
After doing darshan, we headed towards Jaisalmer which is 2 hrs from Ramdevra Temple.
We spent our night at Golden Haveli in Jaisalmer, cost per night -3k
The next day we explored Jaisalmer for which we were excited the most. Following are the must-visit places in Jaisalmer:
Jaisalmer Fort is one of the living forts in the world and nearly one-fourth of the Jaisalmer population resides in the fort and earns their livelihood through tourists in the fort itself. This fort has yellow sandstones and during the daytime, it appears all golden and thus also referred to as golden quilla.
Gadisar Lake is an artificial lake in Jaisalmer and it has great historic importance and it was the it water source during the old time for the people of Jaisalmer.
The next day we leave for longewala and Tanot Mata madir. This is approx 2 hrs from Jaisalmer. If you wish to see the indo-pak border then you have to take permission from the main of. BSF headquarters office in Jaisalmer. Due to the covid situation, the officials are not permitting to visit the border. The route way of Longewala is very beautiful and you can see proper that desert in the route.
After visiting these places we went to Oasis Sam Sand dunes.
We were welcomed with dhol arti and tikka at Oasis Camp.
Following are the package provided by oasis camp:
Meal plan MAP ( Dinner & Breakfast )
Camel safari for sunset point,
Jeep safari in the desert,
Traditional welcome with dhol, aarti & Tikka,
Evening -Tea/coffee with Snacks,
Campfire with Light Music
Rajasthani cultural Program
DJ group dance
Rajasthani Veg buffet dinner
Night stay in Luxury Tent/cottage &
All package dbl occupancy per Room price is Rs.5000/.
Extra pax/bed price is Rs.1200/.
We enjoyed the most at Sam sand dunes. The jeep and camel safari in the desert was the best of the whole trip.
The next day we headed back towards our home.