Jaisalmer - The Golden City

Tripoto
22nd Apr 2019
Photo of Jaisalmer - The Golden City by Abhilasha Verma

After experiencing Beaches and Mountains, I wanted to experience Desert which led me to choose Jaisalmer. The city is situated in the heart of Thar Desert. It is distinguished by its yellow sandstone architecture. There are beautiful Jain temples, fort, lakes and of course "The Thar". The city is very close to Pakistan Border. You can enjoy camel safari to Thar and camp under the  sky for an unforgettable experience.
The Jaisalmer Fort stands as a crown atop the city and provides a beautiful contrast to the landscape. It has many magnificent temples all made of sandstone and lots of awesome stuff to shop and take home at negotiable rates!  The fort is inhabited by people residing there for generations and has more than 100 hotels to stay.
We reached Jaisalmer in afternoon from Bangalore via Ahmedabad. We stayed in Gorbandh Palace, you can enjoy Royal stay here with good food and service. We visited Gadisar lake and Tanot Mata Mandir in the evening.
2nd day, we visited Bada Bagh, Jaisalmer Fort, Patwon ki Haveli, had Rajasthani cuisine, did shopping and enjoyed folk dance & song show at hotel in the evening.
The plan for 3rd day was camping in sand dunes and camel safari. We booked Damodra Desert Camp, there are many people who opt for Sam Sand Dunes, but that is very crowded and with lots of trash. If you want to spend quality time at Thar and camping, please avoid Sam Sand Dunes.  We opted for Damodra Desert Camp, they have only 10 Swiss Tents and that's the reason services, hospitality and food is of great quality and very appreciating. Experience star gazing in the night along with folk dance, music and appetizers! You can also opt for zeep safari which is a thrilling experience. We visited Kuldhara village too, as it's on the way to Thar desert.
Best time to Visit - Oct to Feb, when mornings and evenings are very pleasant. 3 days are enough to explore the city.

Gorbandh Palace

Photo of Jaisalmer - The Golden City by Abhilasha Verma

Gorbandh's Pool

Photo of Jaisalmer - The Golden City by Abhilasha Verma

Evening at Gadisar Lake

Photo of Jaisalmer - The Golden City by Abhilasha Verma

Gadisar lake

Photo of Jaisalmer - The Golden City by Abhilasha Verma

Beautiful Architecture of Jain Temple

Photo of Jaisalmer - The Golden City by Abhilasha Verma

Jain Temples inside Jaisalmer Fort

Photo of Jaisalmer - The Golden City by Abhilasha Verma
Photo of Jaisalmer - The Golden City by Abhilasha Verma

Patwon ki Haveli

Photo of Jaisalmer - The Golden City by Abhilasha Verma

Patwon ki Haveli

Photo of Jaisalmer - The Golden City by Abhilasha Verma

Another Jain Temple

Photo of Jaisalmer - The Golden City by Abhilasha Verma

Rajasthani cuisine

Photo of Jaisalmer - The Golden City by Abhilasha Verma

About Kuldhara

Photo of Jaisalmer - The Golden City by Abhilasha Verma

The Abondand Kuldhara Village

Photo of Jaisalmer - The Golden City by Abhilasha Verma

Damodra Desert Camp

Photo of Jaisalmer - The Golden City by Abhilasha Verma

Our Tent

Photo of Jaisalmer - The Golden City by Abhilasha Verma

Stay in sand dunes

Photo of Jaisalmer - The Golden City by Abhilasha Verma

Camel Safari

Photo of Jaisalmer - The Golden City by Abhilasha Verma
Photo of Jaisalmer - The Golden City by Abhilasha Verma
Photo of Jaisalmer - The Golden City by Abhilasha Verma
Photo of Jaisalmer - The Golden City by Abhilasha Verma

Moon at 7AM

Photo of Jaisalmer - The Golden City by Abhilasha Verma

Sunrise at 7 AM !

Photo of Jaisalmer - The Golden City by Abhilasha Verma

Peaceful Morning, away from hustle-bustle of city

Photo of Jaisalmer - The Golden City by Abhilasha Verma

Peacock at Camp

Photo of Jaisalmer - The Golden City by Abhilasha Verma

Camels searching for food and water

Photo of Jaisalmer - The Golden City by Abhilasha Verma
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