Border Pillar No 609 | Jaisalmer - Hidden Gem of Rajasthan | Jodhpur - Foodie's Paradise!

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8th Nov 2018
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Let’s take you through our journey to Jodhpur and Jaisalmer, the hidden gems of Rajasthan.

Watch the Video for some Breath-taking views! Jaisalmer Dairy

Our trip started with us reaching Jaisalmer in the afternoon and checking into Marriott.

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Looks like a Wallpaper!

If you’re looking for other options, there are various three-star or four-star options available for accommodation and one can have a decent choice during off-season.

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Traditional Rajasthani Welcome!!

Traditional Rajasthani welcome! ---------KHAMA GANI SETH JI !! Padharo Mare Desh!!

The first day, whatever time we had was spent at Amar Sagar lake.

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AMAR SAGAR LAKE!

The sunset point near Café Kaku is worth going to the lake for.

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Jaisalmer Fort

The other side of it.

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Another view that was worth dying for was the Night View of the city from the Jaisalmer fort.

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The food at Café Panorama added whatever was missing to the night sky. The rest of the night was spent chilling at the hotel. If you are with the right company, even staying back at the hotel and chilling can be fun.

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Next morning, we again go back to the fort for Sunrise and explore the other parts of the fort.

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After this, we had planned the visit to Jaisalmer border and luckily, managed to obtain the permission to visit Pillar number 609, also called the longewala war memorial.

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Pillar No 609 ( The famous Border Movie)

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The views at the border

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Sunset on the way back!!

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By the evening, we were back to the hotel and later, we enjoyed some local shopping at the bazaars that were an amazing reflection of the cultural heritage that is Rajasthan

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Tying Clothes at the Tanot Temple!

On Day 3, we visited Haveli and Bada Bagh on our way to the Sam Sand Dunes.

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Bada Bagh(Historical)

Mirchi Vada and Dal Baati are the Rajasthani specialties that you must try from the locally available options in the city.

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Around 3 pm, we checked into Rojani Resort and had lunch at one of their most famous restaurants, The trio. What followed after was something we didn’t expect.

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Our Ride!!

The evening Dessert Safari we took, literally took our breath away and was a journey of a lifetime.

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The road for safari ( where is the road??! )

After that ride, we got another grand ride on the ship of the dessert, the camel. The scenic beauty of the dunes multiplied in the night when the resort had planned a night of cultural folk- dance and Rajasthani food under the stars.

Last night’s safari inspired our morning safari on Day 4, to a secluded part of the dessert.

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Right before sunrise!!

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SUNRISE!!

Who knew that playing with mud could be so much fun

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Patterns of Nature created on Mud are crazy!!

After the adventure safari and some more adventure activities nearby, we left for Jodhpur.

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The road trip to Jodhpur is one of the best drives you could ever witness in your life. Also, the Jaisalmer War Memorial on the way is something worth seeing.

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Respect , Inspiration and Salute!!

Although, make sure to carry your cards as it does not accept any cash. We reached Jodhpur in late evening and did some local shopping there as well. As for accommodation, the best five-star property in Jodhpur is the Taj Hari Mahal Hotel, which is where we stayed.

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Hari Mahal !!

The Painting and Welcome was awesome!!

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Exquisite!!

The next day was full of Jodhpur-darshan for us. We went to Umaid Bhavan Palace and Museum.

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Umaid Bhawan Palace

Mandove Gardens, Mehrangarh fort for sunset and the Jaswant thada

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View from Mehrangarh Fort ! Blue City as they call it

Awesome Views!

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Umaid bhawan palace from the fort!

Sunset from the fort is mind-blowing!!

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One more shot

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During the day, we enjoyed a tea break at Bhati tea stall,

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Chai Lover's Paradise!!!!

Delicious dinner at Janta sweet home and carried back some great sweets and cookies from Jodhpur Sweets and 15A.D. Bakery.

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Box full of happiness !!

We could not have asked for a better end to the trip. This five-day trip costed somewhere around 25k and gave us a lifetime worth of memories to cherish.

Desserts can be soothing to!

Top 5 things to do in Jaisalmer !!

1. Visit Pillar No 609 and do take permissions anyhow for it.

2. Star Gazing in the sand dunes at Sam Sand Dunes !! ( Go for an extra ride in desert ask your guide for details )

3. Sunset at Jaisalmer fort and the night view !!

4. Shopping near the Fort

5. Try local food Dal bati , Mirchi vada and Dal churma

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