Jaisalmer is popularly called as the "Golden City". Jaisalmer is one of the most famous tourist destinations in the state of Rajasthan. The town is known for its location right in the middle of Thar Desert. Jaisalmer is well-known for its magnificent forts, royal palaces, desert safari, dune bashing, Rajasthani cuisine, famous Folk dances and much more. It attracts photography enthusiasts and history lovers from all over the world with its captivating landscapes and monuments.
Jaisalmer is also known as the golden city because of the yellow sandstone that is found in the area and is used vastly for construction. Sand dunes also add to the golden hues of the city. Most of the buildings are made up of yellow sandstone, lending the city a golden hue.
Two days are enough to explore Jaisalmer. One day is fine for visiting Jaisalmer City. Second day to visit Sam Sand Dunes and enjoy camel safari, Jeep Safari, Quad Biking, Dune Bashing and evening cultural program. However, if you have more time in hand, you can stay for three nights to cover few good sights around Jaisalmer like Tanot Mata Temple etc.
Jaisalmer is famous for its fort and havelis which are stunning architectural marvels, for desert safaris and rich cultural heritage. Followings are the most popular monuments and havelies you can visit in Jaisalmer. The most famous and living Jaisalmer Fort, 15th and 16th centuries Jain Temples located withing the fort complex, Patwon ki haveli, Salim Singh ki haveli, Nathmalji ki Haveli, Manmade Gadsisar Lake, Folklore Museum situated on the banks of the Gadsisar lake, Bara Bagh-a big garden with many cenotaphs, Jaisalmer War Museum and Desert camping in Sam Sand Dunes to enjoy Camel Safari, Jeep Safari and evening cultural program. All this you can do in 2 days’ time. However, if you have more time, you can visit abandoned village Kuldhara, Lodurva-a small village famous for Jain temples and other historical monuments, Tanot Mata temple situated 120 km from Jaisalmer located near Longewala. It is famous due to the belief that during 1965 war with Pakistan, many bombs landed in the temple but did not explode.
Jodhpur is pretty much similar to Jaipur whereas Jaisalmer is very different. You will experience a different side of Rajasthan in Jaisalmer. Both destinations have beautiful forts and palaces but the advantage with Jaisalmer is that you can visit the famous desert which is the main attraction of Jaisalmer and can enjoy Camel Safari, Jeep Safari, Dune Basing, Quad Biking and the cultural evening with folk dance and music.
November to February: These months constitute the winter season in Jaisalmer. It is also an ideal time to visit Jaisalmer. Sightseeing and other outdoor activities like dune bashing, camel ride, desert safari is more enjoyable during this time as the maximum temperature does not go beyond 24 degree Celsius.
Yes, Jaisalmer is very safe for tourists. Many tourists from India and foreign countries regularly visit Jaisalmer.
Jaisalmer is the preferred destination post COVID-19 as Jaisalmer being the less crowed destination and camps in the desert are scattered. Further, the average size of the camps is around 20 to 30 tents in each camp and again there is gap between each tent. So, it is easy to maintain the social distancing. When this pandemic is over, you can finally pack your bags to enjoy Jaisalmer.
Exotic Luxury Camps is located just 37 kms from the Golden city Jaisalmer & 51 Kms from Jaisalmer Airport in the Kanoi Village on the Sam Road. Camp is located at a very peaceful location surrounded by sand dunes but away from the noisy main SAM road. Please follow the link for our Google map location. https://exoticluxurycamps.com/location.php
Exotic Luxury Camps is just 80 Meters (1 Minute walking distance) from the road. All kind of cars sedan or SUVs and other vehicles like Tempo Traveler, Coaches etc. can reach easily at Exotic Luxury Camps.
Yes, free parking available at Exotic Luxury Camp. You can reach the camp by your own car and you can park your car in our free parking.
Jaisalmer is famous for Mirror Work Embroidery, Camel Leather Products, Jewellery, Jaisalmer Fossil Stone Souvenirs & Gift Items: Brassware, rugs, shawls, carpets, carved wooden boxes, antiques, lamps, etc. Followings are the 7 best Markets for Shopping in Jaisalmer.
Bhatia Bazaar, Sadar Bazaar, Sonaron ka Bas, Pansari Bazaar, Light of the East, Manak Chowk & Seema Gram.
Sam sand dunes are 30 to 60 meters tall genuine sand dunes located on the city outskirts, at a distance of 42 km from Jaisalmer in a village named 'Sam'. Tourists frequently visit this place to enjoy jeep safari, camel ride, paramotoring, star gazing, bonfire, and cultural programs like Rajasthani’s folk dance and music.
Sam Sand dunes are around 42 to 45 kms from Jaisalmer city.
Wear full sleeved clothes, shirt or tops to cover your hands and arms and protect them from sunburn. The best way to protect yourself from sunburns is covering yourself with sunscreen. Nights are relatively much cooler so make sure you carry adequate woolens (including sweater, caps) and jackets. We recommend sneakers or light boots to walk on the sand dunes and to keep your feet warm at the camp in the night.
Shorts are standard summer wear for hot afternoons. However, a short is not the best for a desert safari. ... Thus, shorts could be uncomfortable. Those who opt for a sand activity such as sand-boarding or dune bashing could gather sand in uncomfortable places.
The average temperature ranges from 10 degrees to 24 degrees in Jaisalmer in December.
Dune bashing is completely safe. The luxurious SUVs which take you for the crazy drive are equipped with safety gear. The tire pressure will be reduced to enable smooth movement over the dunes.
Not scary, but be prepared for some sideways slides in the sand as well as steep descents. However, the level of "adventure" varies greatly depending on the driver. If you want a more mellow experience, just ask him.
It’s better to stay away from any risks. It is not advisable to go on the dune bashing or desert safari with a child that young because the stunts driving and need to use the seat belt always. Not recommended for small children under 6 years.
Yes, you can sleep under the stars in the desert. Exotic Luxury Camps gives you an opportunity to spend one night in the desert sleeping under the thousands twinkling stars in the middle of the desert on the sand dunes. For more information’s and booking please follow the link. https://exoticluxurycamps.com/camping-under-the-stars-with-camel-safari.php
Quad bikes are not toys, like other sports activities safety and precautions are necessary to avoid any accident or injury. For safety purpose, this activity is not recommended for women who more than 3 months pregnant, children below 5 years, anyone that has had major surgery or has a broken leg/arm or chronic back or neck pains. Strictly follow the guidelines given by instructor.
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