4. Patwon ki haveli
It is one of the oldest havelis in Jaisalmer. It is actually a cluster of five small havelis. It is famous for it's architecture and the fact that the haveli's interior is always 10-12 degrees colder than the outside temperature.
This village is know to be cursed. The legend says that the village was abandoned overnight as the villagers were tired of the minister's cruelty. The minister sent some guards to search for the villagers, but the villagers were never found.
This is the place where the battle of longewala took place during the the 1971 Indo-Pak war as shown in the popular Bollywood movie Border. It is right alongside the border with Pakistan.
Cost of the trip
There are many ways to reach Jaisalmer from Jaipur, I drove all the way to Jaisalmer along with five of my friends but you can also take a bus or a train.
Cost of round trip bus tickets from Jaipur- 1100 rupees
Cost of Hotel- You can choose the hotel according to your budget. There are some great hostels available near the city center at very low rate. But it is recommended to spend at least one night in Sam sand dunes. Either you can set up a camp and spend the night in the desert or you can stay in one of the camp hotels in the desert. The total cost would not exceed 3000 rupees.
Cost of meals and sightseeing- 2000 rupees.
Hence the total cost of the trip will not exceed 7000 rupees.
Note- If you are taking your own car to Jaisalmer, make sure that all your tyres(including spare) are in good condition. The reason for this is that there are very few tyre shops available in Jaisalmer and they don't have many brands and sizes of tyre available. Also the road leading from Jodhpur to Jaisalmer is under construction, which can take a toll on tyres.