The best time to visit Jaisalmer is in the winter months between December and February. The days are warm and pleasant. Nights can be slightly chilly. A week is more than enough to experience this desert city of Rajasthan, India. ‘The Golden City’ lies in the heart of the Thar Desert. The city is known for its grand forts, temples and sumptuous Rajasthani fare. The desert is the jewel in its crown. Don’t forget to shop for vibrant Rajasthani handicrafts near the Jaisalmer Fort.
I chose to stay at Suryagarh Hotel. It is a high end luxury hotel in the middle of the desert. There are plenty of other hotels to choose from. Many palaces have been converted into heritage hotels. The Mandir Palace is one such hotel.
Make sure you visit Bada Bagh, The Jaisalmer Fort, Patwaon-Ki-Haveli, Kuldhara Abandoned Village, Mandir palace and take a safari through the Thar Desert