You have not seen anything until you visit a desert.
Jaiselmer is not like any other city in Rajasthan, its a legend on its own. Full of culture, urban legends, desert and even a ghost town.
Where to stay: Fort Rajwada (Its a luxury hotel and famous for being set for many movies and TV Serials) This hotel is on the oopposite side of the main city.
If you want to stay closer to the city you can opt for hotels around Jaiselmer fort. They are small hotels but gives you the benefit of roaming around the city at your ease.
- Sam Dunes: Night Stay in desert. You need to be careful where you stay, there are lots of options but only few are good in terms of amenities. Do check pictures on line before booking these camps.
Life is not complete unless you have spent an evening watching sun go down on these waves of sand. Must visit for any traveler.
- Kuldhara Village: Every local you meet here has his own version of ghost. Their interesting stories and beliefs about this abandon village makes the overall visit very thrilling. These stories have walking ghosts, hidden treasure, dancing lights, headless people and even mysteries around people/tourist gone missing.
- Baba Bagh: Majestic place with a sad history. This is the resting grounds of Kings and Queens of the state. The windmills around adds to the beauty. Try to visit this place to capture a great sunset.
- Long drive to Indian Boarder: If you are lucky and can mange to get permission by Indian border security force, you can go as far as the last village on Indian borders. On the way you will see locations were the epic move "Border" was shot and not to mention village life in sand. Its hear you start believing how important is water when you see people travelling a great distance daily just to collect water to mange their life.
When to visit: People prefer to visit Jaiselmer in winter when the temperature is lower. But the only drawback, this is when the city received lots of tourists and everything kinds of gets expensive and sold out. If you want to save some money and yet enjoy this place and avoid the peak season crowd then try visiting this place during monsoon.
It will be little humid but you will get the best price and no ques or crowd when you visit the sand dunes. Enjoy getting lost in sand.